MIL-B-117 vs. MIL-DTL-117

Understanding the differences between the Old specs vs. the New specs for mil spec packaging barrier bags or ‘deconfusing’ the‘MIL-B117 (old spec)’ vs. ‘MIL-DTL 117 (new spec)’ conundrum.

On April 30, 2001 the military packaging authorities replaced the long-standing military barrier bag spec - MIL-B-117 - with a new spec - MIL-DTL-117.

The specified method of manufacture and specified materials to be used in the manufacture of these mil-spec bags remained the same but the specification numbers changed for both. The only real differences are the specification identifier numbers for both the materials and the bags themselves. The problem is that they did not change consistently or intuitively.

This has lead to confusion because old contracts and old drawings still contain the old –now obsolete- specification numbers. The new and the old are constantly clashing. To further confuse the issue, some of the specs only changed the document number. IE: MIL-B-131 Ty. I, Cl .I became MIL-PRF 131 Ty. I. Easy- just substitute the “B” with “PRF” and drop the class designation.

But this was not consistent. Each spec changed a little bit differently making an easy intuitive conversion from MIL-B- to MIL-PRF impossible. This same difficulty is found when comparing MIL-B-117 to MIL-DTL-117. There is no consistency in this conversion either. MIL-B-117 Ty. I, Cl.E, St.I became MIL-DTL-117 Ty.I, CL.E, ST.I. Again easy. But this is the only one where the old spec is intuitively consistent with the new. All of the others have changed in their own way making it impossible to simply substitute the new “DTL’ or PRF for the old “MIL-B” versions.

The below listed chart should help show what is equal to what for both the Bag Manufacturing (MIL-B-117 & MIL-DTL-117) and the Material Spec. (MIL-B- & MIL-PRF). There is also a cursory description of the material itself.

Bags & Roll Materials

 

  Current Former
MIL-DTL-117 MIL-B-117
 
Material Description MIL-SPEC Bag MFG Specs. Corresponding Material Spec. Equivalent Military Specs Corresponding Material Spec.
Anti-Stat Barrier MIL-DTL-117TY.II, CL.A, ST.2 MIL-PRF-81705 TY.II MIL-B-117TY.I, GR.A, ST. 2 MIL-B-81705-TY.II
Heavy Duty Poly Kraft MIL-DTL-117TY.II, CL.C. ST.1 MIL-PRF-121 TY.I MIL-B-117TY.I, CL.B, ST.I MIL-B-121 TY.I, GR.A. CL.I
Medium Duty Poly Kraft MIL-DTL-117TY.III, CL.C, ST.I MIL-PRF- 121 TY.II, CL.I MIL-B-117TY.II, CL.C..ST.I MIL-B-121 T.II,GR.A. CL.I
Polyolefin Printed MIL-DTL-117TY.III, CL.B, ST.II MIL-B-22191TY.III MIL-B-117TY.I, CL.B. ST.II MIL-B-22191-TY.III
Polyolefin One Side/ H.D.PolykraftOther Side MIL-DTL-117TY.II, CL.C. ST.3 MIL-PRF-121 TY.I, CL.I  /MIL-PRF-22191’TY. III MIL-B-117TY.I, CL.B, ST.3 MIL-B-121 TY.IGR.A, CL.I /MIL-B-22191-TY.III
H.D. Polykraft MIL-DTL-117TY.II, CL.C, ST.I MIL-PRF-121TY.I, CL.I MIL-B-117TY.I, CL.C, ST.I TY.I, GR.A, ST.I
Poly/Mylar MIL-DTL-117TY.II, CL.C, ST.2 MIL-PRF-22191TY.II MIL-B-117TY.I, CL.C, ST.2 MIL-B-22191 TY.II
Film/Foil MIL-DTL-117TY.I, CL.E., ST.1 MIL-PRF-131TY.I MIL-B-117TY.I, CL.E. ST.I TY.I, CL.I
Poly/Aclar MIL-DTL-117TY.I, CL.E, ST.2 MIL-PRF-22191TY.I MIL-B-117TY.I, CL.E. ,ST.2 MIL-B-22191TY.I, CL.II
Kraft/Foil MIL-DTL-117TY.II, CL.E, ST.1 MIL-PRF-131CL.II MIL-B-117TY.III, CL.E. ST.I MIL-B-131TY.I CL.II
Film Foil One Side/ Poly Aclar Other Side MIL-DTL-117TY.II, CL.E, ST.3 MIL-PRF131 CL.I/MIL-PRF-22191 TY.I MIL-B-117TY.I, CL.E. ST.3 MIL-B-131TY.I, CL.I/MILB22191-TY
Anti-Stat/Emi Foil MIL-DTL-117TY.I, CL.F, ST.I MIL-PRF-81705 DTY.I MIL-B-117TY.I, CL.F, ST.I MIL-B-81705DTY.I

 

VCI MIL-SPECS

 

MIL-SPEC VCI

MIL-PRF-3420

MIL-P-3420

Qualified Products

MIL-SPEC

Equivalent Military Specifications

Daubert VW35H

SKS Armor 35M

MIL-PRF-3420

Class 3 Style A Form b

MIL-P-3420

Type 1 Class 3 Style A Form A

Daubert VW35HC

SKS Armor 35 MC

MIL-PRF-3420

Class 2 Style B Form b

MIL-P-3420

Class 3 Style B Form A

Daubert VW70H

MIL-PRF-3420

Class 1 Style A Form b

MIL-P-3420

Type 1 Class 3 Style B Form A

Daubert VW60H

MIL-PRF-3420

Class 1 Style B Form b

MIL-P-3420

Type 1 Class 1 Style A From A

Daubert VW60HC

MIL-PRF-3420

Class 1 Style B Form b

Ludlow #705

MIL-PRF-3420

Class 1 Style C Form a

MIL-P-3420

Type 1 Class 1 Style C Form A

 

MIL-SPEC Grease, Oils, and Anti-Corrosive Compounds

 

MIL-C-372

Cleaning Compound Solvent

MIL-A-907

Anti-Seize Compound High Temperature

MIO-PRF-2104

Lubricating Oil, Internal Combustion Engine,Gr.10w30,40, 15w40

MIL-PRF-2105

Lubricating Oil, Gear Multi-purpose, gr.75w,80w,-90,85w-140

MIL-PRF-3150

Lubricating Oil, Preservative, Medium

MIL-G-3545

Grease, Aircraft, High Temperature

MIL-L-3918

Lubricating Oil, Instrument, Jewel Bearing

MIL-C-4339D

Corrosion Preventive, Soluble Oil, For Water Injection Systems

AMS-G-4343

Grease Pneumatic Systems

MIL-L-5020

Liquid, Compass, Aircraft

MIL-T_5542

Thread Compound, Anti-seize & Sealing, Oxygen Systems

SAE-AMS-2518

Thread Compound, Anti-Seize, Graphite-Petrolatum

MIL-C-5545

Compound, Corrosion Preventive, Aircraft Engine, Heavy Oil Type

A-A-59290

Hydraulic Fluid, Arresting Gear

MIL-PRF-5606

Hydraulic Fluid, Petroleum Base, Aircraft, Missile & Ordinance

SAE-AMS-G-6032

Grease, Plug Valve, Gasoline & Oil Resistant

MIL-PRF-6081

Lubricating Oil, Jet Engine, Gr. 1010

SAEJ1966

Lubricating Oil, Aircraft Reciprocating (Engine

MIL-PRF-6083

Hydraulic Fluid, Petroleum Base Preservative

MIL-PRF-6085

Lubricating Oil, Instrument, Aircraft Low Volatility

MIL-PRF-6086

Lubricating Oil, Gear, Petroleum Base, Grade L, Grade M

MIL-C-6529

Corrosion Preventive, Aircraft Engine, Type 1,2,&3

MIL-PRF-7024

Calibrating Fluid, Aircraft Fuel Systems Components TypeI, II& III

MIL-PRF-7808

Lubricating Oil, Aircraft Turbine Engine, Synthetic Base

MIL-M-7866

Molybdenum Disulfide, Technical ,Lubrication Grade

MIL-PRF-7870

Lubricating Oil, General Purpose ,Low Temperature

MIL-PRF-8188D

Corrosion Preventative Oil, Gas, Turbine Engine, Aircraft Synthetic Base

MIL-A-8243

Anti-Icing and Deicing-Defrosting Fluid Type I & II

MIL-S-8660

Silicone Compound

MIL-L-8937

Lubricant, Solid film, Heat Cured Corrosion Inhibiting

MIL-L-9000

Lubricating Oil, Shipboard, Internal Combustion Engine, High Output Diesel

MIL-E-9500

Ethylene Glycol, Technical

MIL-C-10382

Corrosion Preventative For Food Handling Machinery

MIL-PRf-10924

Grease Automotive And Artillery

MIL-A-11755

Anti-Freeze, Arctic Type

MIL-C-11796

Corrosion Preventative, Hot Application, Classes 1,1A, 2 &3

MIL-F-12070

Fog Oil-Summer Grade, Winter Grade

MIL-PRF-14107

Lubricating Oil, Low Temperature, Weapons

MIL-L-15016

Oil, General Purpose

MIL-L-15019

Lubricating Oil, Compounded-Symbols 4065-6135

MIL-C-15074

Corrosion Preventive, Fingerprint Remover

MIL-M-15205

Metal Conditioning Compounds-Type 1 & 2

MIL-C-15348

Cleaning Oil, Turbine, (Compounded)

MIL-L-15719

Lubricating Grease (High Temp, Electric Motor, Ball & Roller Bearings)

MIL-PRF-16173

Corrosion Preventive Compound, Solvent Cutback, Cold Application Grades 1,2,3,4&5

MIL-L-16785

Lubricant Breach Block

Mil-D-16791

Detergents, General Purpose (Liquid Nonionic) Types I & II

Mil-L-16958

Lubricating Oil, Petroleum Base for Torpedo Gyroscopes

MIL-DTL-17111C

Fluid Power Transmission

MIL-T-17128

Transducer Fluid Sonar

MIL-PRF-17331

Lubricating Steam Turbine, Oil, Steam Turbine( Non Corrosive) Symbol 2190 TEP

VV-L-820

Lubricating Oil, General Purpose, (light)

VV-L-825

Lubricating Oil, Refrigerant Compressor- Types 1,2,3&4

VV-P-216

Penetrating Oil

VV-P-236

Petrolatum Technical

VV-I-530

Insulating Oil, Electrical (for Transformers, Switches, &Circuit Breakers) Class 1& 2

MIL-H-17672

Lubricating Oil, Hydraulic & Light Turbine, Non Corrosive, Symbols2075th, 2110th&2135th

MIL-L-17745

Graphite, Colloidal (In Polyalkylene)

MIL-PRF-18458

Grease, Wire Rope Exposed Gear

MIL-C-18487

Compound, Gun Slushing

MIL-F-18490

Transducer, Fluid, Sonar

MIL-G-18709

Grease, Ball and Roller Bearing

MIL-L-19224

Lubricating Oil, Mineral Preservative-30º F, Pour

MIL-H-19457

Hydraulic Fluid Fire Resistant

MIL-T-19544

Thinner Acrylic, Nitrocellulose Lacquer

MIL-L-19701

Lubricant, All Weather, Semi-Fluid for Aircraft Ordinance

MIL-R-21006

Rust Retarding Compound, Flotation Type ,Ballast Tank Protective

MIL-G-21164

Grease, Molybdenum Disulphide for Low & High Temperatures

MIL-PRF-21260

Lubricating Oil, Internal Combustion Engine, Preservative & Break In, Type I Grade 10,30&50

MIL-C-21567

Compound, Silicone, Soft Film

MIL-H-22072

Hydraulic Fluid, Catapult

MIL-C-22235

Corrosion Preventative, Oil Non-Staining

MIL-L-22851

Lubricating Oil, Aircraft Piston Engine (Ashless Dispersant) Types 2 & 3

MIL-L-23398

Lubricant, Solid Film, Air Drying

MIL-G-23549

Grease, General Purpose

MIL-PRF-23699

Lubricating Oil, Aircraft Turbine Engine Synthetic Base

MIL-PRF-23827

Grease, Aircraft & Instrument, Gear & Actuator Screw

MIL-L-24131

Lubricant, Colloidal Graphite Isopropanol Type II

DOD-G-24508

Grease, High Performance Ball & Roller Bearing

MIL-G-25013

Grease, Aircraft Ball & Roller Bearing

Mil-G-25537

Grease, Aircraft, Helicopter Oscillating Bearing

MIL-L-25567

Leak Detection Compound, Oxygen Systems (Metric) Types I & II

DoD-L-25681

Lubricant, Molybdenum Disulphide, Silicone

MIL-G-25760

Grease, Aircraft, Ball & Roller Bearing, Wide Temperature Range

MIL-L-26087

Lubricating Oil, Reciprocating Compressor, Ground Support

MIL-F-27351

Fluid, Calibrating, High Flash Point, Aircraft Fuel System Components

MIL-L-27502

Lubricating Oil, Aircraft Turbine Engine Ester Base

MIL-G-27549

Grease Aircraft, Heavy Load Carrying

MIL-H-27601

Hydraulic Fluid, Petroleum Base, High Temperature, Flight Vehicle

MIL-G-27617

Grease Aircraft, Fuel & Oil Resistant

MIL-I-27686

Inhibitor, Icing, Fuel System

MIL-F-38299

Fluid, Purging, For Preserving Fuel Tanks of Jet Aircraft

MIL-C-40084

Corrosion Preventive Compound, Water Emulsifiable, Oil Type

MIL-L-46000

Lubricant, Semi-Fluid (Automatic Weapon)

MIL-H-46001

Hydraulic fluid (Petroleum Base for Machine Tools Grades 1,2,3, & 4

MIL-P-46002

Lubricating Oil, Contact And Volatile Corrosion Inhibitor

MIL-G-46003

Grease, Rifle

MIL-L-46010

Lubricant Solid Film, Heat Cured Corrosion Inhibiting

MIL-L-46014

Lubricating Oil, Spindle Types I,II, & III

MIL-O-46016

Oil, Quenching Types I,II & III

MIL-L-46017

Lubricating Oil, Machine Tool Slideways - Types 1,2 & 3

MIL-C-46113

Cutting Fluid Concentrate, Transparent, Types 1 & 2

MIL-L-46147

Lubricant, Solid Film Air Cured

MIL-F-46148

Fatty Oil (For Metal Working Lubricants)

MIL-C-46149

Cuttings Fluids, Sulfur and Chlorine Additive Grades 1,2,3,4 & 5

VV-K-220

Kerosene Deodorized

VV-L-751

Lubricating Oil, Chain Wire Rope & Exposed Gear Grades 1,2 & 3

VV-L-765

Lubricants , Enclosed Gear, Non-extreme-Pressure- Grades 80,90,140,250

VV-L-800

Lubricating Oil, Genreal Purpose, Preservative.

MIL-PRF-32033

Lubricating Oil, General Purpose, Preservative ( Water-Displacing, Low Temperature)

VV-G-671

Grease, Graphite-Soft, Medium, Hard

MIL-L-46150

Lubricant, Weapons, Semi-Fluid (High load Carrying Capacity)

MIL-L-46152

Lubricating Oil, Internal Combustion Engine, Administration Service

MIL-A-46153

Antifreeze, Ethylene Glycol, Inhibited, Heavy Duty , Single Package

MIL-L-46167

Lubricating Oil, Internal Combustion Engine, Arctic

MIL-PRF-46170

Hydraulic Fluid, Rust Inhibited, Fire Resistant, Synthetic Hydrocarbon Base

MIL-B-46176

Brake Fluid, Silicone, Automotive, All Weather Operational & Preservative

MIL-G-46886

Grease, Silicone

MIL-F-47174

Fluid, Hydraulic, Petroleum Base, Intermediate Viscosity

MIL-C-47220

Coolant Fluid, Dielectric Types I, II, III & IV

MIL-L-53074

Lubricating Oil, Steam Cylinder, Mineral 5190 5230

MIL-L-60326

Lubricant, Fluorocarbon Telomer Dispersion (for use with ammunition) Types I,II,III

MIL-C-62218

Rust proofing, Fielded Vehicle

MIL-PRF-63460

Lubricant, Cleaner and Preservative for Weapons and Weapons Systems

MIL-H-81019

Hydraulic Fluid, Petroleum Base, Ultra Low Temperature

MIL-S-81087

Silicone Fluid, Chlorinated Phenyl Methyl Polysilaxane

MIL-C-81302

Cleaning Compound, Solvent (Trichlorotriflouroethane Types I,II & II A )

MIL-C-81309

Corrosion Preventive Compounds, Water Displacing, Ultra-thin Film types II & III

MIL-PRF-81322

Grease, Aircraft General Purpose Wide Temperature Range

MIL-T-81533

1,1,1 Trichloroethane Inhibited, Vapor Degreasing

MIL-T-81772

Thinner, Aircraft Coating

MIL-G-81827

Grease, Aircraft, High Load Capacity, Wide Temperature Range

MIL-G-81937

Grease, Instruments Ultra Clean

MIL-L-0083176

Lubricant, Instrument Bearing, Petroleum Base

MIL-G-83261

Grease, Aircraft, Extreme Pressure, Anti-Wear

MIL-PRF-83282

Hydraulic Fluid, Fire Resistant, Synthetic Hydrocarbon Base, Aircraft

MIL-G-83363

Grease, Transmission, Helicopter

MIL-G-83414

Grease, Gun mount, Aircraft

MIL-PRF-83483

Thread Compound, Anti-Seize Molybdenum Sulfide-Petrolatum

MIL-L-83767

Lubricating Oil, Vacuum Pump, Mechanical Types I, II, III & IV

MIL-D-83799

Damping Fluid, Silicone (Specially Blended)

MIL-C-0083933

Corrosion Preventive Compound, Cold Application ( For Motor Vehicles )

MIL-C-85054

Corrosion Preventive Compound, Water Displacing, Clear (Armguard) Types I & II

C-O-376

Oil, Lard

C-T-91

Tallow, Inedible

JJJ-C-86

Castor oil, Technical

LL-P-400

Pine Oil Types I, II & III

O-G-491

Glycerol, Technical, High Gravity

O-L-298

Lithographic Blanket Roller Wash- Types 1 & 2

O-L-1031

Lithographic Solvent

O-M-232

Methanol (Methyl Alcohol) Grade A & AA

O-T-620

1,1,1 Trichloroethane , Technical Inhibited Type I

P-C-111

Carbon Removing Compound Types I & II

P-D-680

Dry Cleaning Solvent

TT-I-735

Isopropyl Alcohol Grades A & B

TT-M-261

Methyl-Ethyl-Ketone

TT-N-95

Naptha, Aliphatic- Types 1 & 2

TT-N-97

Naptha, Aromatic Types 1,2 & 3 ( Grade A )

TT-T-291

Thinner, Paint, Mineral Spirits ( Petroleum Spirits ) Types 1 & 2

TT-T-295

Thinner, Paint Mineral Spirits, Volatile Odorless

TT-T-306

Thinner, Synthetic Resin Enamel

TT-T-548

Toluene, Technical

TT-X-916

Xylene (for use in optical coatings) Grades A & B

V V-B-680

Brake Fluid, Automotive

V V-C-846

Cutting Fluids: Emulsifiable oils- Types 1,2 & 3

V V-C-850

Cutting Fluids, Sulfurized Fatty & Mineral Oils-Type I (Grades A & B) Type II (Grades C&D)

V-V-D-1078

Damping Fluid, Silicone Base, 10,20,50,100,7500,20,000,100,000,200,000 CST

V-V-G-632

Grease, Industrial, General Purpose Grades 1,2, & 3

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