TM 9-1 370-202--12
similar structures, temperatures considerably higher
than the outside ambient may be encountered.
a. Use heavy, well supported dunnage, fabricated
Temperatures of approximately + 160 . may be
locally from logs, ammunition boxes, etc., to keep
developed within such structures exposed to an outside
bottom tier off ground.
air temperature of +125 . plus the full impact of solar
b. Allow at least 6 inch space beneath pile for air
Table 5-1. Quantity Distance Requirements
c. Dig suitable trenches to prevent water from
Unbarricaded Distance (feet)
flowing under pile. Arrange containers so that air can
circulate through stack.
d. Use hardstand of bituminous material or gravel
and sand in preference to excessive dunnage.
e. Cover stacks with nonflammable or fire-resistant
materials (e.g., tarpaulin). Maintain overhead air space
of approximately 18 inches between cover and flares.
Raise cover at least 6 inches from pile on ends and
sides to permit circulation of air.