2-60 INTERMEDIATE TERM STORAGE More than 30 days) (CONT ).
Drain diesel fuel from fuel tank (2) by removing
drain plug (6).
Install drain plug (6) and fill fuel tank with a
capacity of 420:1 with preservative oil.
Remove drain plug (6) and drain oil into a
Cover drain plug (6) with some protective oil and
The recovery diesel fuel and oil mixture may be used
to protect other tanks if the mixture has less than 10
percent diesel fuel.
Seal off vent (7) with cloth reinforced tape.
Service fuel filter in accordance with paragraph
c. Prepare V-belts for storage:
Relieve V-belt tension.
Insert slips of heavy brown paper between all
pulleys and V-belts to prevent sticking.
Adjust V-belt tension sufficiently to hold slips of
paper in place.
Place a red tag on the belts with the following
wording: "Belt tension relieved; adjust prior to
d. Prepare batteries for storage:
Severe burns or blindness may result if battery electrolyte (acid) comes in contact with skin or
eyes. When handling batteries or electrolyte, use eye protection. If acid is splashed on skin,
wash immediately with clean water. If acid enters the eyes, flush with water and get medical
Do not smoke or use open flame or spark-producing equipment in the vicinity of battery.
Store batteries separately from pumping assembly in a cool, dry location at a temperature no lower
than 32°F (0°C).
Remove battery cover and insure all cell caps or covers are in place and accounted for. Insure battery
connections are in accordance with label.
Disconnect battery cables and remove battery. Clean battery and battery cables with a baking soda solution. Do
not allow solution to enter battery cells. Rinse battery and cables with clean, fresh water.
Remove the cell caps or covers and check electrolyte solution level.
Fill each cell with water if necessary.
Store battery separately from pump unit on a wood pallet in a cool, dry location at a temperature no lower than
Coat battery terminals and cables contact end with protective oil.