1-4. DESTRUCTION OF ARMY MATERIEL TO PREVENT ENEMY USE
For destruction procedures for materiel refer to TM 750-244-3.
1-5. PREPARATION FOR STORAGE OR SHIPMENT
For procedures and inspections required for administrative storage refer to paragraph 3-24
1-6. REPORTING EQUIPMENT IMPROVEMENT RECOMMENDATIONS (EIRS)
If your diesel-driven centrifugal pump needs improvement, let us know. Send us an EIR. You, the user, are the only
one who can tell us what you dont like about your equipment. Let us know why you dont like the design. Put it on
a SF 368 (Quality Deficiency Report). Mail it to: Commander, U.S. Army Troop Support Command, ATTN: AMSAT-
I-MDO, 4300 Goodfellow Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63120-1798. Well send you a reply.
The diesel-driven centrifugal pump is warranted by Mechanical Equipment Company (MECO®) for a period of two
years from the date of delivery as shown on the Material Inspection and Receiving Report (DD Form 250). The con-
tractor shall be notified in writing of any failure of a line item or component subject to the guarantee within thirty days
after the discovery of the failure.
Report all defects in material or workmanship to your supervisor, who will take appropriate action through your unit
In order to promptly handle all warranty parts claims, MECO® insists that the following procedures be followed.
Avoiding this policy will jeopardize the warranty claim, since prompt and proper documentation is mandatory.
Supply the unit model number, serial number, date of failure, part number, description of the defective part,
and description of failure.
Advance shipping approval must be obtained by contacting the MECO®) Paris Department by letter, telex,
or telephone, at which time the customer will receive a return authorization number.
Mechanical Equipment Co. (MECO®)
861 Carondelet Street
New Orleans, LA 70130
All parts or components returned to MECO® for inspection must be identified with the authorization number.
The packing and return of the parts is the customers responsibility. All freight and handling must be prepaid
by the most economical routing. MECO® will ship the replacement parts prepaid to customer.
The general shipping requirements are as follows:
(1) All parts should be returned in as removed condition. Do not clean prior to return.
(2) Major components, such as pumps and meters, must show no sign of prior disassembly.
(3) All fluids, such as water, acids, oil, or other chemical solutions, must be drained prior to shipment.
(4) All parts and components should be properly packaged to avoid damage during shipment.
MECO® will acknowledge receipt of the customers warranty claim shipment by telex and, likewise, inform
the customer of the disposition.
Processing a warranty claim is the responsibility of the customer and is a transaction between MECO® and the
customer. If a MECO® sales or stocking parts agent is involved in the transaction, it is still the responsibility of the
customer to return the parts to MECO®.
On notification of warranty claim, MECO® will ship the replacement parts direct from New Orleans or, if a local stock-
ing parts agent has the parts in stock, the customer can obtain the parts from the agent. A purchase order is required