secured to heater to prevent loss or damage. Refer to
lines, oil burner, fittings, burner chamber, and fuel
TM 38-230 for guidance in container construction.
tank, shall be sealed with pressure-sensitive tape
j. Markings. Mark in accordance with MIL-STD-129.
conforming to specification PPP-T-60, class 1, or
covered with waterproof kraft wrapping paper (UU-
P-271) secured in place with tape.
a. General. This paragraph provides instructions
g. Fuel Tank (Boxed or Crated Items). Drain the
fuel tank after heater preservation.
for preparation of the immersion heater for limited
storage, not to exceed six months.
h. Exterior Surfaces.
(1) Apply a thin coat of CFM (Corrosion Preven-
b. Inspection and Maintenance of Equipment in
tive Compound, Federal Stock Number 8030-251-
Storage. When heaters have been placed in limited
5048) to all surfaces of the burner, fuel valve, heater
storage, all scheduled preventive maintenance ser-
vices, including inspection, shall be suspended and
body, and fuel tank.
(2) Coat the threads of screws, bolts, and nuts
preventive maintenance inspection shall be per-
with a thin film of PL-Medium (Lubricating Oil,
formed as specified herein. Perform quarterly pre-
ventive maintenance services when the heater is
initially placed in limited storage and every 90 days
be used for shipment and storage purposes only and
must be removed before putting the heater into
thereafter. Record all deficiencies and shortcomings,
together with corrective action taken, on DA Form
i. Disassembly, Disassembled, and Basic Issue
2404. Required maintenance will be performed
Items. Disassembly shall be limited to the removal
promptly to insure that the heater is mechanically
of components and parts that are subject to pilferage
sound and ready for immediate use. After each in-
or damage. Removed parts and basic issue items
spection, represerve the heater.
shall be packaged in a suitable container(s) and
Section XIII. DEMOLITION OF MATERIAL TO PREVENT ENEMY USE
b. Other Demolition Methods.
(1) Scattering and concealment. Remove all eas-
When capture or abandonment of the heater to an
ily accessible components and scatter them through
enemy is imminent, the responsible unit commander
dense foliage, bury them in dirt, or submerge them in
must make the decision either to destroy the equip-
a lake, stream, or other body of water.
ment or render it inoperative. Based on this decision,
(2) Submersion. Totally submerge the heater in
orders are issued which cover the desired extent of
a body of water to provide water damage and con-
destruction. Whatever method of demolition is em-
cealment. Salt water will damage metal parts more
ployed, it is essential to destroy the same vital parts
than fresh water.
of all heaters and all corresponding repair parts.
c. Training. All operators should receive thorough
training in the destruction of the heater. Refer to
to Render the Heater
Form 5-25. Simulated destruction, using methods
given above, should he included in the operator train-
a. Demolition by Mechanical Means. Use sledge
ing program. It must be emphasized in training that
hammers, crowbars, picks, axes, or any other heavy
demolition operations usually are necessitated by
tool which may be available to destroy the following
critical situations when time available for carrying
out destruction is limited. For this reason, it is
(2) Fuel tank
necessary that operators be thoroughly familiar
(3) Heater body
with all methods of destruction without reference
(4) Fuel valve
to this or any other manual.
Section XIV. DIRECT SUPPORT MAINTENANCE INSTRUCTION
holes in the stack partition.
Heater body repair is limited to welding open seams
Section XV. REPAIR PARTS
planation of listings, refer to chapter 1, section II
The following tabular listings comprise the repair
of this manual.
parts applicable to the immersion heater. For ex-