NPFC - MIL-P-197
PACKAGING OF BEARINGS, ASSOCIATED PARTS AND SUBASSEMBLIES
|Publication Date:||3 March 1992|
This specification covers the cleaning, drying, packaging, packing and marking of stock and production antifriction bearings.
Level A - Provides maximum protection for worldwide shipment, handling, and storage (outdoor storage - 1 year minimum) conditions. Level B - Provides intermediate protection for material under antici- pated favorable worldwide shipment, handling, and storage (minimum 18 months of favorable warehouse environment). Level C - Provides minimum protection under favorable conditions for material used at the first destination and for a maximum of 18 months under favorable warehouse environment. Commercial - ASTM D 3951 is a guide to the minimum requirements for commercial packaging. Commercial packaging will be acceptable for any level of protection when the technical design of the package meets all conditions of the specified level of protection and provides the same level of protection as the military package.
Beneficial comments (recommendations, additions, deletions) and any pertinent data which may be of use in improving this document should be addressed to: Commander, Naval Sea Systems Command, SEA 55Z3, Department of the Navy, Washington, DC 20362-5101 by using the self-addressed Standardization Document Improvement Proposal (DD Form 1426) appearing at the end of this document or by letter.
Level A (see 3.3.1) Level C (see 3.3.2) Commercial (see 3.3.3) Protection Preservation Level A Level A Level B Level A Level C Level A or C Commercial Level C or commercial
Level C preservation (see 3.3.2) shall be used when there is no level of preservation specified.
Levels A, B, and C (see 3.4.2, 3.4.3, 3.4.4)
Commercial (see 3.4.5)
This specification is intended for use as reference in section 5 of the bearing commodity specifications and for direct reference in acquisition documents. It is intended to furnish direction in... View More
This specification is intended for use as reference in section 5 of the bearing commodity specifications and for direct reference in acquisition documents. It is intended to furnish direction in the packaging of bearings at Military and other Government activities and at plants of commercial subcontractors. The packaging requirements specified herein are intended to ensure proper and safe transportation, storage, and stowage of bearings for shipment to Government activities.View Less