Frequently Asked Questions: Preservation Method 30


Listed below are portions of MIL-STD-2073 covering preservation method 30 (formerly Method IC) for waterproof or waterproof-greaseproof. This web page identifies the method, types of materials authorized, 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: DSCC.packaging@dla.mil


  • How should items that require Method 30 be packaged?
    In accordance with MIL-STD-2073, 'Items protected in accordance with Method 30 shall be sealed within a waterproof or waterproof-greaseproof bag. Projections, sharp edges, or other physical characteristics of the item, which may damage the waterproof or waterproof-greaseproof barrier or container shall be cushioned as required in accordance with 5.2.3. The item shall also be cushioned as required to mitigate shock, thereby preventing physical and functional damage to the item. Unless otherwise specified, preservative coating requirements shall be determined in accordance with 5.2.2.1. All packs prepared in accordance with any method of this basic group shall pass the applicable quality assurance tests specified in tables G.I and G.II.'


    • Submethods listed under Method 30: Submethod 31, Submethod 32, and Submethod 33.


    • 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: 14 Oct 2015