CONTAINERIZED CHAPEL (CC)
THEORY OF OPERATION
THEORY OF OPERATION
The Containerized Chapel (CC) will
in temperature, solar radiation, and
humidity conditions of the hot and basic design types of Army Regulation 70-38, in temperatures from 25
to 120 F. Temperature sensitive items will be added to the CC Configuration as "Just In Time" items to
prepare for movement. The CC can be deployed to, and used by, any unit ministry team while providing
religious support to soldiers and other authorized persons in base camps containing 550 or more persons.
Purpose. The purpose of the Containerized Chapel is to provide a high quality religious support facility for
long term basecamp operations. It is intended to be used solely as a religious support facility under the
control of one or more Unit Ministry Teams. Partitions are included to divide the tent into worship space,
religious education space and office space as needed to support the UMT mission.
The Containerized Chapel is not to be used as billeting for any personnel, to include the UMT.
The CC is shipped in an 8 ft x 8 ft x 20 ft International Organization for Standards (ISO) container and
includes all equipment needed to place it in operation. In preparation for its setup, however, a gravel and
plywood base may be constructed from locally procured materials. The base should measure at least 22 ft
x 66 ft to accommodate the 20 ft x 64 ft TEMPER, without vestibules.
The CC requires a 60 AMP, 208 VAC, three-phase power source. This can be supplied through a
commercial hookup, or a 30kw TQG. Two 60 AMP power cables are provided to convey power from a
commercial source or a TQG, to the power distribution boxes supplied with the TEMPER.
Environmental control of the TEMPER interior is provided by two 54k air conditioning/heating units, ECUs.
These are connected to the TEMPER air ducts and distribute conditioned air through the plenum. When
operating in temperatures to 32 degrees F, one Army Space Heater (ASH) must be connected to the
TEMPER air ducts to provide supplemental heating.
Religious Support Equipment and Supplies. The CC will contain all the necessary equipment and
supplies needed to provide quality worship and religious support for Catholic, Jewish, Muslim and
Protestant faith groups.