Frequently Asked Questions: Preservation Method 10

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Listed below are portions of MIL-STD-2073 covering preservation method 10 (formerly Method III) for physical protection. This web page identifies the method, types of materials authorized, a graphic illustration, and a link to the School of Military Packaging Technology's 'How To' web documents. If this material does not enhance your understanding regarding this method of preservation, please use either our feedback form to provide recommendations or contact us directly by E-mail us at:

    illustration of preservation method 10
  • How should items that require Method 10 preservation be packaged?
    MIL-STD-2073 states, 'The unpreserved item(s) shall be provided protection from physical damage and mechanical malfunction. Cushioning materials, dunnage, blocking and bracing shall be applied as required to protect the item(s) and the enclosing media and restrict the movement of the item within the container. Materials shall be cleaned and dry as practicable. Blocking and bracing shall be accomplished in accordance with MIL-STD-1186. Method 10 packs shall pass the applicable inspection requirements of table G.I.'  

    • NOTE: The packaging requirements (code) in your contract may specify the exact packaging materials to use to protect the item.

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Last Updated:  5 Oct 2015