5.1.1 Level A and B. Each compressor, accessories, repair parts, tools and publication shall
be preserved in accordance with the applicable level A or B requirements of MIL-C-3600.
5.1.2 Level C. Each complete compressor and all items issued with the compressor shall be
preserved to afford protection against mechanical and physical damage as follows. Items with
critical surfaces required for fit or function shall be provided protection by the use of
preservative coatings, volatile corrosion inhibitors, or desiccated packs. Items requiring
protection from physical damage shall be protected by wrapping, pack compartmentization, or
cartonizing of the individual item. Liquid cooling systems shall be filled with a fresh clean
solution of 50 percent water ethylene glycol type antifreeze with rust inhibitor, and a tag attached
indicating the temperature to which the cooling system can be subjected before damage. All
lubrication reservoirs, sumps, etc., shall be filled to the operating level with the grade of military
lubricant designated for use in the temperature range at the shipping destination. A tag shall be
attached in a conspicuous location to indicate which military lubricant has been used, the
temperature range of lubricant used and grade of lubricant used. A deprocessing guide shall be
finished indicating in detail the preservation materials to be removed and any other servicing
required prior to placing the compressor in operation.
5.2 Packing. Packing shall be level A, B or C as specified (see 6.2).
5.2.1 Level A and B. Each compressor, preserved as specified in 5.1, shall be packed in
accordance with the applicable level A or B requirements of MIL-C-3600.
5.2.2 Level C. Each complete compressor and all items issued with the compressor,
preserved as specified in 5.1, shall be packed to assure carrier acceptance and safe delivery to
destination at lowest ratings in compliance with Uniform Freight Classification rules or National
Motor Freight Classification rules; and as a minimum compressors shipped loose or mounted on
skids in lieu of being boxed or crated shall be protected with a minimum 6 mil waterproof plastic
shroud. The shroud shall be placed over the compressor and secured to the compressor base.
Openings in skids shall be a minimum of 3 inches in height to provide access for forklift tines.
Support legs of trailer mounted compressor shall be utilized for packing and storage only and
shall not be used for support of the trailer during shipment.
5.3 Marking. In addition to any special or identification markings required by the contract or
purchase order (see 6.2), marking shall be in accordance with MIL-STD-129.
6.1 Intended use. The compressors are intended for use as a source of compressed air in the
normal operations conducted at filling stations and vehicle maintenance shops.
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