How to Read A Military Packing Data Requirements - Example.

How to read a Military Packing Data Requirements Document.

Go to this page and follow instructions.
MIL-STD-2073-1 Packaging Code Descriptions (located on top row) conform to Revision E unless otherwise noted.
Please enter the desired packaging code(s) into the corresponding entry box and select the "Get Packaging Data" button below. Packaging Codes are derived from MIL-STD-2073-1 and DoD standards. If two codes are desired, place a comma(,) or semi-colon (;) between your entries.

How to Decipher MIL-STD-2073 Codes
United States Department of Defense Suppliers’ Passive RFID Information Guide Version 15.0

Location of Packaging Requirements in Solicitations & Contracts.
Packing documents can contain information on:
Method of Preservation:           
Cleaning & Drying
Preservative Materials
Wrapping Material
Cushioning Material
Cushioning Thickness
Unit/Intermediate
Container Packing Code
Special Material Content
Hazardous Material
Special Marking
Unit Container Level
Optional Procedures
Shelf-Life
Shelf-Life Action
Type of Storage

Example of a packing data document.

PKGING DATA - MIL-STD-2073-1D, 15 DEC 1999
QUP = 001: PRES MTHD = 20: CLNG/DRY = 1: PRESV MAT = 49:
WRAP MAT = 00: CUSH/DUNN MAT = AD: CUSH/DUNN THKNESS = X:
UNIT CONT = FO: OPI = M:
PACK CODE = F: PACKING LEVEL = B:
MARKING SHALL BE IN ACCORDANCE WITH MIL-STD-129.
SPECIAL MARKING CODE: 00 -
PALLETIZATION SHALL BE IN ACCORDANCE WITH MD00100452 REV B DATED 08183
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Breaking Down military packing codes:

PKGING DATA MIL-STD-2073-1D, 15 DEC 1999:
How to Decipher MIL-STD-2073 Codes
Special Marking Codes
Packaging Code Lookup

QUP = 001:
Means Quantity Unit Pack.

PRES MTHD =20:
Means Preservation Method
Methods of preservation and codes

CLNG/DRY = 1:
Means Cleaning and Drying
Cleaning and drying methods and codes

PRESV MAT = 49:
Means Preservative Material
Preservative Material methods and codes

WRAP MAT = 00:
Means Wrapping Material
Wrapping Material codes.

CUSH/DUNN MAT = AD
Means Cushioning and Dunnage Material
Cushing material materials and codes.

CUSH/DUNN THKNESS = X
Means Cushioning and Dunnage Thickness.
Cushioning / Dunnage Thickness codes.

UNIT CONT / INTERMEADIATE CONT. = FO:
Means Unit Container
Unit / Intermediate Containers types and codes.

OPI = M
Means Optional Indicator Code
Optional Procedure Index Codes.

PACK CODE = F:
Means Packing Code

Packing Codes.

PACKING LEVEL = B:
Means Packing Level

SPECIAL MARKING CODEs: 00
Means Special Marking Code
Special Marking Codes
MARKING SHALL BE IN ACCORDANCE WITH

MIL-STD-129..

PALLETIZATION SHALL BE IN ACCORDANCE WITH http://www.aviation.dla.mil/proc/CLAUSES/files/F8.txt">MD00100452 REV B  DATED 08183

Packaging and Marking for the Government & DoD.

The following table is an interpretation and cross reference for MIL-STD-2073-1D packaging requirements. 

Preservation Methods:
A means of specifying the level of Military Preservation and Packing that a given item requires to ensure that it is not degraded during shipment and storage.
There are Five (5) Basic Methods of Military Preservation and 13 sub-methods, 22 specialized preservation codes,
and many special packaging instructions (denoted with 'ZZ').

NEW METHOD

HEADING OLD METHOD
METHOD 10 PHYSICAL PROTECTION III
METHOD 20 PRESERVATIVE COATING ONLY I
METHOD 30

Submethods listed
under Method 30:
Submethod 31,
Submethod 32,
and Submethod 33.

PHYSICAL PROTECTION IC
METHOD 40
Submethods listed
under Method 40:
Submethod 41,
Submethod 42,
Submethod 43,
Submethod 44,
and Submethod 45
WATERPROOF PROTECTION IA
METHOD 50

Sub-methods listed
under Method 50:
Submethod 51,
Submethod 52,
Submethod 53,
Submethod 54,
and Submethod 55.

WATER VAPOR PROOF
PROTECTION WITH DESICCANT
II

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Packing Level requirements

MIL-STD-2073-1d Levels of Preservation are designed to protect an item during shipment, handling, undetermined storage, and distribution to consignees worldwide.

Examples of containers used for Level A & B

LEVEL A
Level "A" is the level of packing required for protection of material against the most severe worldwide
conditions known or anticipated to be encountered during shipment, handling and storage. A pack designated Level "A" will be designed, in tandem with the applied preservation, to protect material against direct exposure to extremes of climate, terrain, operational and transportation environments without protection other than provided by a pack in outdoor storage conditions for a minimum of 1 year.

LEVEL B:

Level "B" is the level of packing required for protection of material under moderate (anticipated) worldwide shipment, handling and storage.

Packing designated Level "B" must be designed, in tandem with the applied preservation, to be capable of protecting material not directly exposed to extremes off climate, terrain, and operational and transportation environments. It must be able to protect material against physical damage and deterioration during favorable conditions of shipment, handling and storage in warehouse conditions for a minimum of 18 months.
Military Levels of Packing

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Location of Packaging Requirements in Solicitations & Contracts
Part 1, Section A - Table of Contents
Section B - Schedule of Supplies & Services
Section C - Specifications
Section D - Packaging & Marking
Section E - Inspection & Acceptance
Section F - Deliveries & Performance
Attachments

Special Marking Codes

CODE

EXPLANATION OF CODE

  ZZ      Special requirements
  01 Fragile
  02 Arrow up
  03 Method 50
  04 Fragile, Arrow up and Method 50
  05 Delicate instrument
  06 Delicate instrument and Arrow up
  07 Glass - do not drop
  08 Keep dry
  09 Perishable - keep frozen
  10 Keep at 40 degrees temperature
  11 Sling point
  12 Fragile, Method 50
  13 Open this side
  14 Center of balance
  15 Use no hooks
  16 Top
  17 Reusable container
  18 Remove top first
  19 Method 50 reusable container
  20 Do not bend
  21 Do not sling
  23 Perishable biologicals, do not freeze
  24 Open for inspection or use only
  25 Box ___ of ___
  26 Load bearing area
  28 Do not drop or throw
  29 Do not hump
  30 Top heavy
  31 Center of gravity
  32 Type I, shelf life
  33 Type II, shelf life
  34 Manufacturer's part number
  36 Fragile, arrow up, and glass
  37 Fragile, arrow up
  39 ESD sensitive electronic device requirements of MIL-STD-129 apply
  40 Omission of marking for sensitive, controlled or pilferable items per MIL-STD-129
  51 Marking shall be accomplished in accordance with the marking requirements in the applicable procedural packaging specification
  52 Hardness critical
  60 Asbestos Warning label
  00 No special marking


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