storage, all scheduled preventive maintenance services,
including inspection, shall be suspended and preventive
maintenance inspection shall be performed as specified
herein. Perform quarterly preventive maintenance
services when the item is initially placed in limited
storage and every 30 days thereafter. Record all
deficiencies and shortcomings together with corrective
action taken on DA Form 2404. Required maintenance
will be performed promptly to insure that the item is
sound and ready for immediate use. At the time of the
30 day inspection and maintenance, operate the item
long enough to bring it up to operating temperature and
insure complete lubrication of all bearings, gears, etc.
Operate the cold water pump for 30 seconds to prevent
pump freeze up. After each operating period,
represerve the item as outlined in paragraph 1-4 a.
c. Administrative Storage.
(1) Storage Site.
(a) Select the best available site for administrative
storage. Separate stored equipment from equipment in
use. Conspicuously mark the are "Administrative
(b) Covered space is preferred. When sufficient
covered space for all items to be stored is not available,
priority should be given to items which are most
susceptible to deterioration from the elements. SB 38-1
should be used as a guide for establishing the items
most susceptible to deterioration.
(c) Open sites should be improved hard. stand, if
available. Unimproved sites should be firm, well-
drained, and kept free of excessive vegetation.
(2) Storage Plan
(a) Store equipment so as to provide maximum
protection from the elements and to provide access for
inspection, maintenance, and exercising. Anticipate
removal or deployment problems and take suitable
precautions. For example, strategically locate recovery
vehicles, snowplows, slave units, and similar items likely
to be needed on short notice.
(b) Take into account environmental conditions
such as extreme heat or cold, high humidity, blowing
sand, dust or loose debris, soft ground,
mud, heavy snows, earthquakes or combinations thereof
and take adequate precautions.
(a) Cleaning. Clean the equipment of dirt, grease,
Do not direct water or steam, under pressure
against air cleaners, air duct outlets, exhaust
outlets, unsealed electrical systems, fire control
instruments, or any exterior opening which will
damage a component.
(b) Painting. Remove rust and damaged paint by
scraping, wire brushing, sanding or buffing. Sand to a
smooth finish and spot paint as necessary. See TM 43-
(c) Preservation. After cleaning and drying,
immediately coat unpainted metal surfaces with oil or
grease as appropriate.
(d) Weatherproofing. Sunlight, heat, moisture
(humidity), and dirt tend to accelerate deterioration.
Install all covers authorized for the equipment. Close
and secure all openings except those required for
venting and draining. Seal openings to prevent the
entry of rain, snow, or dust. Insert desiccant when a
complete seal is required. Place equipment and provide
adequate blocking to allow for draining of water.
Secure waterproof covers so u to prevent
collection of water and to allow circulation of air
to minimize damage from condensation and
Place a piece of barrier material between
desiccant bags and metal surface to prevent
Refer to TM 740-90-1 for additional information
Section II. Description and Data
a. General. This power plant is a fully enclosed,
skid mounted, self-contained, portable unit (fig. 1-1 and
1-2). The unit provides conditioned air (heating, cooling
and ventilation), electrical power (400 Hz, 60 Hz and 24
volts DC emergency lighting power), hot and cold water,
compressed air, and a vacuum system for support of the
MUST (Medical Unit Self-Contained, Transportable)
hospital elements. The power plant consists of a gas
power plant, electrical generating system, conditioned
air system (including refrigeration), water system,
compressed air system, vacuum system, enclosure, and
accessory components for connection of the power plant
to other elements of the MUST hospital. The power
plant requires only an external source of fuel and water
for self-contained operation. It will operate at ambient
temperature from 140 degrees F to -25 degrees F (-65
degrees with a winterization unit installed). Lifting,
tiedown, support and