Section I. SERVICE UPON RECEIPT OF EQUIPMENT
10. Uncrating, Unpacking, and Checking
a. Be very careful when uncrating and unpacking the equipment.
Avoid thrusting tools into the interior of the shipping container.
Do not damage the packaging materials any more than is absolutely
necessary to remove the equipment; these materials may be required
for future packaging. Stow the interior packaging materials within
the wooden shipping container. When uncrating and unpacking the
equipment, follow the procedure given in (1) through (10) below:
(1) Unpack the equipment in a location where it will not be
exposed to dust, dirt, or excessive moisture.
(2) Cut the metal wires with a suitable cutting tool, or twist
them with pliers until the straps crystallize and break.
(3) Remove nails from the top of the shipping container with a
(4) Cut the tape and seals of the case liner so that the water-
proof paper will be damaged as little as possible.
(5) Lift out the packaged equipment from the wooden case.
(6) Cut the tape which seals the top flaps of the outer cartons;
be careful not to damage the cartons.
(7) Cut the barrier along the top heat sealed seam and care-
fully remove the inner carton,
(8) Open the inner carton and remove the fiberboard inserts,
desiccant, and humidity indicator.
(9) Lift out the carrying case containing the equipment.
(10) Place all packaging material in the shipping container for
use in future repacking.
b. Open the carrying case by unlatching the two fasteners.
Thoroughly check all equipment against the shipping documents.
Carefully inspect all components for possible damage during ship-
ment. Pay particular attention to the condition of the lenses, mirrors,
Note. The uncrating, unpacking, and checking procedure for used or recon-
ditioned equipment will be the same as that followed for new equipment. I t i s
very important to check used equipment for a possible shortage of components.
The components of used equipment should also be checked for damage so that
any damaged parts can be replaced immediately.