CHAPTER 5 STORAGE
Section I. Short-term storage
General. If barge is to be taken out of service for more than 7 days and less than 30 days, follow shutdown
procedures in paragraph 3-8.2.
Section II. Administrative storage
General. If barge is to be taken out of service for more than 30 days but less than 6 months, barge remains a
unit responsibility and shall be maintained by unit personnel.
Administrative storage procedures. Perform the following:
Shut down compressed air system by following procedures in paragraph 3-8.2.
Perform semiannual maintenance services.
Open system by:
Opening drain cock on receiver by turning small handle clockwise until it stops.
Opening drain valves on air filters 1 and 2.
Turning adjusting handles on regulators 1 and 2 counterclockwise until they turn freely.
Opening valves on air stations 1 thru 5 and 7 by turning valves counterclockwise until they stop.
Opening pipe at lowest joint in the system (6) Opening main supply valve by turning handle parallel with the
Make sure air station valves 6, 8, and 9 are dosed.
Clean compressor painted metal surfaces with a clean, lint-free cloth moistened with cleaning solvent Scrub off
hard deposits with a bristle brush moistened with solvent. Dry surfaces with a clean lint-free cloth.
Clean pressure gauges with a clean, lint-free cloth.
Clean compressor controller by wiping with a dean lint-free cloth moistened with silicone spray lubricant or similar
substance. If necessary, remove corrosion with a wire brush or sandpaper.
Touch up paint in accordance with TB 43-0144 to preclude further corrosion.
Administrative storage Inspection. While in storage, this system should be operated and inspected every 90
days. In meeting this requirement, perform the following:
Start compressor system by following procedures in paragraph 3-2.1.
Perform periodic inspections and services required by Appendix C.
Return system to administrative storage configuration as described in paragraph 5-2.
Section III. Long-term storage
General. If barge is to be taken out of service for 6 months or more, turn it in to depot for preparation and
placement into long-term storage. If barge is in administrative storage and is to be taken out of service and placed in
depot long-term storage (6 months or more), process compressed air system for normal operations before releasing to