Methods of Preservation - Code Conversion Table

Listed below is a table illustrating the Preservation Method code conversion from MIL-P-116 to MIL-STD-2073-2C and finally to MIL-STD-2073-1D. Our 'Methods of Preservation - Code Conversion Table' web page identifies the types of preservation methods and their superseded codes. In the event you are working from a contract which cites old requirements, this web page should enable you to make a clean conversion. If your question is not listed, please use either our feedback form to add a Packaging FAQ to this listing or E-mail us directly at:

MIL-P-116J MIL-STD-2073-2C
10 Physical Protection III 10
20 Preservative coating only (with greaseproof wrap, as required) I 11
30 Waterproof protection IC 2Y
31 Waterproof bag, sealed IC-3 2D
32 Container, waterproof bag, sealed IC-2 2M
33 Greaseproof-waterproof bag, sealed IC-1 2E
40 Watervaporproof protection IA 3Y
41 Watervaporproof bag, sealed IA-8 3G
42 Container, watervaporproof bag, sealed, container IA-14 3Q
43 Floating watervaporproof bag, sealed IA-16 3H
44 Rigid container (other than metal), sealed IA-13 3T
45 Rigid metal container, sealed IA-5 3V
50 Watervaporproof protection with desiccant II 4Y
51 Watervaporproof bag, sealed IIc 4G
52 Container, watervaporproof bag, sealed, container IIb 4Q
53 Floating watervaporproof bag, sealed IIa 4H
54 Rigid container (other than metal), sealed IIf 4T
55 Rigid metal container, sealed IId 4V
ZZ Refer to MIL-STD-2073-1D, paragraph J.4.1.c and supplemental instructions   ZZ

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Last Updated:  15 Oct 2015