GENERAL MAINTENANCE (Contd)
PREPARATION FOR SHIPMENT AND LIMITED STORAGE (Contd)
2. Preservation. All critical unpainted metal surfaces must be protected
during shipment. Coat all unpainted, exposed, or machined metal surfaces on the
exterior of the bridge with approved corrosion-preventive compound only. Refer to
item 2, WP 0053 00. Equipment protected must be closely watched for signs of
3. Packing. Pack all Basic Issue Items (BII) and Additional Authorization List
(AAL) items to prevent physical damage. Refer to WP 0009 00.
4. Shipment of Army Documents. Prepare all Army shipping documents
accompanying REB in accordance with DA Pam 750-8.
5. Limited Storage Instructions. Commanders are responsible for ensuring
that all REB units issued or assigned to their command are maintained in a
serviceable condition and properly cared for, and that personnel under their
command comply with technical instructions. Lack of time, trained personnel, or
proper tools may result in a unit being incapable of performing maintenance for
which it is responsible. In such cases, unit commanders may, with the approval of
major commanders, place a REB that is beyond the maintenance capability of the
unit in administrative storage. For detailed information, refer to AR 750-1.
6. Storage of New REB units.
a. If new REB units are placed in storage at either contractor or
Government facilities, before being put in service, the warranty period shall
not start until each such REB is withdrawn from that storage, or until nine
months from the date shown on the Material Inspection and Receiving
Report (DD Form 250); whichever occurs first.
b. If new REB units are placed in contractor storage, the contractor shall
maintain and exercise such stored REB units in accordance with the
contractor's approved technical manual. Upon removal from storage, and
before delivering the REB units to the Government, the contractor shall
exercise and perform all PMCS tasks in accordance with the contractor's
approved technical manual.
c. If new REB units are placed in Government storage, the Government will
exercise stored REB units in accordance with the contractor's approved
technical manual. The Government shall notify the contractor before placing
each such REB in storage, and again at the time it is withdrawn. If there
are any contractor-caused retrofits that must be applied the the REB units,
the storage time does not start until those retrofits are completed.