PREPARATION FOR STORAGE OR SHIPMENT
This chapter contains procedures for packing, storing, and shipping of electrostatic discharge
sensitive (ESDS) devices or assemblies. Refer to TM 1-8145-476-23 for information on the reusable
shipping and storage containers.
5-2. PACKING, STORING, AND SHIPPING ESDS ASSEMBLIES
This equipment contains parts and assemblies
sensitive to damage by electrostatic discharge.
Use ESDS precautionary procedures when
touching, removing, or installing assemblies
1. PACKING ESDS DEVICES OR ASSEMBLIES
Place the ESDS assembly in a conductive
plastic bag. Label the plastic bag with the
sensitive electronic device symbol shown
below. Close the open end of the bag by
folding. Do not seal the opening.
2. STORING ESDS ASSEMBLIES
Pack the ESDS assemblies before storing (1
above). Store the package in an area where
the relative humidity is closely maintained at
3. SHIPPING ESDS ASSEMBLIES
Prepare the ESDS assemblies for shipping as
a. Cut two sheets of corrugated cardboard 1/8
inch larger on all sides than the plastic bag.
b. Place the plastic bag between two sheets
of corrugated cardboard.
c. Tape the cardboard in place. Do not allow
tape to touch plastic package.
d. Place cardboard package in a shipping type
e. Apply the sensitive electronic device
symbol to the outside of the shipping
f. Wrap the envelope in brown shipping paper
and apply shipping labels.