Governing the Loading of Commodities on Open Top
(3) Disconnect telephone inlet line from
Cars (sec. 4, fig. 1A) for blocking and tie down
(4) Disconnect 400 Hertz and 60 Hertz cables
procedures when shipment is by railroad flatcar.
Disconnect emergency light power
Position shelter with skid base parallel
supply, if indicated. Store cables and power supply.
to the longitudinal axis of the carrier to
(5) If applicable, disconnect surgery light power
prevent excessive side loads on the
supply and humidistat.
Make sure the carrier and
(6) Detach, disassemble, and stack for storage
restraining methods are capable of
all Medical Corps equipment in accordance with
supporting a weight of 9,000 pounds
instructions on instruction placard located on inside of
(4,050 kg) minimum.
access door. Secure equipment with applicable tie down
apparatus in accordance with instructions placard.
12-4. Limited Storage
(7) Disconnect and store conditioned air system
a. General. Every effort should be made to provide
covered storage for the expandable shelter. If this is
d. Inspection and Maintenance of Equipment in
impossible, select a firm, level, well- drained storage
Limited Storage. After equipment has been placed in
location, protected from prevailing winds. Position the
limited storage, suspend all regularly scheduled
shelter on heavy planking. Cover the shelter with a
preventive maintenance services and inspect as
tarpaulin or other suitable waterproof covering and
specified herein. Visual inspection of the shelter in
secure in a manner that will provide the shelter
limited storage must consist of at least a walk- around
maximum protection from the elements.
examination of the equipment to observe any
b. Inspection. Examine the item for any unusual
deficiencies that may have occurred. Inspect equipment
conditions such as damage or missing components.
in open storage weekly and that in covered storage
Inspect the item in accordance with steps outlined in
Immediately after any severe storm or
Weekly Preventive Maintenance Services. Deficiencies
environmental change inspect all equipment. Record all
and shortcoming along with corrective action will be
deficiencies and short- comings together with corrective
recorded on DA Form 2404 (TM38-750).
action taken, on DA Form 2404. Keep equipment in an
c. Preparation for Limited Storage. The following
optimum state of readiness.
items shall be performed prior to folding the shelter for
services and repairs as expeditiously as possible.
Whenever possible, perform all maintenance "on-site".
(1) Drain all water from equipment in shelter.
To assure utilization of all assigned materiel, rotate
(2) Disconnect dual water hose assembly from
shelters in accordance with any rotational plan that will
water service box and from water outlet box as
keep equipment in an operational condition and reduce
applicable. If provided, disconnect heater receptacles on
Install covers on all connections and on hose