The preferred way to store a HV POC is to keep them vertical in a proper stand which cannot be tipped over. The preferred location is indoors; however, bushings may be stored outdoors. POC-2 bushings rated 115kV – 230kV ship at the proper 7 degree angle in the crate and can remain in the crate. If the bushing is left in the crate it should be inspected for weather damage as the crates are not designed for extended outdoor storage. For long-term storage, water may gather inside the bags covering the upper and lower ends of bushings, so it’s recommended that a water repellent grease be applied to the top and bottom terminals and mounting hardware to protect the contact areas from corrosion.