Attach a tag to the fuel filler cap with
information stating that the tank has been preserved
with oil (item 12, Appx D), and that no flushing is
required when depreserving tank.
In order to allow tank to breathe when
stored, do not secure vent fitting caps
Apply corrosion preventive compound (item
4, Appx D) to metal fittings and exposed bare metal
Remove tank from aircraft and store in an
approved tank storage site.
(10) Install vent dust cap and tank opening cap.
(11) Ensure fuel filler port caps are installed and
(12) Ensure fuel quantity sticks are down,
locked, and secured. This prevents water from entering
a. The ERFS tanks and components should be
stored outside in a secure location. The tank and
storage con- tainer should be grounded due to con-
taining fuel/vapors in a residual form. In addition, the
following procedures shall be followed:
The 600 gallon fuel tank and all of its
components stored inside the storage container shall be
preserved in accordance with paragraph 3-25 above.
The 600 gallon tank and storage container
accordingly to prevent corrosion.
Outside storage is complete when tank and
storage container is preserved.
b. For administrative storage instructions, refer to
AR 750-1, Army Material Maintenance Concepts and
Policy, and TM 740-90-1, Maintenance of
Supplies and Equipment.
SHIPPING. The ERFS 600 gallon fuel tanks
and its components can be shipped after complete
purging of the fuel tanks. Shipping and storage
container (P/N 9329-100, P/N 9329-200) will be used,
and a list of all items in containers provided. The
following procedures will be complied with prior to
a. Drain all fuel from tank. Refer to paragraph 3-14.
receptacle on fuel tank.
In addition to these procedures, follow
all procedures for purging fuel tanks
given in TM 55-1500- 204-25/1.
c. All residual fuel must be removed and may
require removal of fuel tank access cover plate.
d. Insert defuel nozzle directly into tank and defuel
e. Remove forward filter cap.
Connect a one quarter inch ID flexible hose to an
inert gas supply such as Argon (item 1, Appx D), Carbon
Dioxide (item 2, Appx D), or filtered clean shop air.
g. Put the open end of the hose into the tank and
secure in place.
h. Purge tank for 2 hours at 30 psi.
Turn off inert gas supply. Reinstall access cover
plate and filler cap, and allow tank to set for 3 hours.