(4) Draw end of wire through hole in
(2) Gently press bag around contents
seal and pull taut to remove slack.
and press sides of open end of bag
Place mating steel seal sections
together to force out excess air.
If heat sealer and vacuum
Conceal end of wire in lead seal and
pump are available, partially
crimp seal with hand lead seal
seal open end of barrier bag
press. Use crimping pliers to crimp
leaving an opening big enough
to insert vacuum pump hose's
(6) Repeat operation to seal remaining
hasp and swivel, if present.
Insert vacuum pump hose's
nozzle into opening and run
pump until barrier bag is
pulled tight against item.
Steel strapping is required for ship-
Seal open end of bag, using
ment of wooden boxes and for overseas
heat sealing machine. Check
shipment of wirebound boxes. Boxes
to see that seal is complete.
packed with less than full unit quanti-
ties must be color coded (para 4-10)
(3) If vacuum pump and heat sealer are
before being strapped.
not available, seal open end of bar-
rier bag with tape (use PPP-T-60
(7) If necessary to strap box, assemble
and secure steel strapping tightly
(4) Fold sealed end in original manner
around box, using hand strapping
(indicated by impressions in bag).
machine. Do not obstruct marking.
Repeat operation, if necessary, to
Seal and strap packing box as follows:
apply second strap.
(1) Material, tools and equipment
Transfer sealed and strapped box to
include the following:
(b) Strapping and sealing kit: 5/8
inch wide x 0.02 inch thick strapping.
Receive boxes from repacking operation.
(c) Hand lead seal press/steel seal
b. Palletize in accordance with method illus-
trated in figure 4-2 or specific palletiza-
tion drawings if available..
(d) Seal wires and seals/one-piece
Normally not more than one ammuni-
tion lot will be stored on any one pallet.
(e) Leather palm gloves.
However, to utilize space, more than one
lot of the same type ammunition may be
Face shield or safety goggles.
stored on one pallet, if properly identi-
(2) Repack boxes as prescribed in TM 9-
d. Inspect palletized units to assure pack
complies with standards.
(3) Pass seal wire (or thin section of
check and sign off sheet.
steel seal) through eye in swivel and
back through eye in hasp. On wire-
Transfer pallets to storage or shipping
bound box, pass seal through
smaller wire loop twice and beneath
adjacent wire that is stapled to box.