RUSTPROOFING EQUIPMENT/EQUIPMENT MAINTENANCE AND
Section I. RUSTPROOFING EQUIPMENT AND MATERIALS
b. The shop area should have ready access to
compressed air and an electrical cable capable of
220-volt, three-phase capacity.
a. Implementation of this technical bulletin by
commanders of military installations is authorized when
c. Vehicle wash areas must have a water supply of
the environment dictates preventive control. Saltwater
ten gallons of water per minute and adequate drainage
coastal areas, high humidity regions, and locations
for such volume.
requiring snow removal by halite/sodium chloride (rock
salt) are prime candidates for application of this TB.
d. Pallets, or similar ventilation platforms, must be
b. Installations establishing a rustproofing program
provided in the work area for the drums of rustproofing
must develop a Standard Operating Procedure (SOP)
compound to sit on. This is to prevent the transfer of
based on specific needs, local requirements, and
cooler floor temperatures to the drum contents.
equipment manpower resources peculiar to the
e. The work area must be well-ventilated and
located away from flammable, explosive, or toxic
sion Prevention and Control Officer must become
material storage areas.
familiar with the shop requirements as well as the
material and equipment available through normal
supply channels, or through local/direct purchase from
c. Due to the toxic hazards and flammability of
a. Table 3-1 lists rustproofing compounds
rustproofing material, coordination in establishing a
their National Stock Numbers (NSN). These com-
rustproofing program must be made with the
pounds are the only ones approved for application on
installation's Safety Officer or Logistics Officer. A
U.S. Army fielded vehicles. Rustproofing compounds
training program emphasizing the hazards, shop safety
must be ordered by NSN through Federal Supply
practices, and first aid must also be established.
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Minimum Shop Requirements.
b. Table 3-2 lists rustproofing equipment. Units
must be familiar with the available equipment in order
A military rustproofing facility must comply with the
to determine which equipment best meets the peculiar
following minimum requirements:
needs of the unit. Requisitioning of this equipment will
a. The shop must be equipped with a hoist of
be accomplished through local or direct purchase from
the manufacturer, except when an NSN is indicated.
adequate capacity and with vehicle ramps.
Table 3-1. Rustproofing Compounds.
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