10.14 Quantity-Distance Tables. Quantity-distance tables established by the appropriate
location based on the distance the storage site is located from other storage sites, public highways
and railroads, inhabited buildings, air fields, runways and boundary lines, and utilities and utility
10.15 Storage Compatibility Charts or Tables. The factors which determine grouping are:
effects of explosion of the item, rate of deterioration, sensitivity to initiation, type of packing,
effects of fire involving the item, and quantity of explosive per unit. Storage compatibility
groupings should not be confused with hazard classifications established for quantity-distance
requirements. The appropriate military service will issue detailed storage compatibility
A. Inspection aisles should not be maintained except when specific instructions to the contrary
are issued by the controlling authority.
B. The widths of operation aisles in magazines should be adjusted to conform to widths
required for specific types of available material handling equipment (MHE) and/or other
C. Aisles should be provided for use of MHE, inventory, surveillance, or as necessary to
distribute the load within the floor capacity, provide adequate ventilation, etc., as prescribed by
the appropriate military service. Although aisles should not be maintained solely for inventory
purposes if storage density is a factor, storage patterns should be arranged to facilitate material
inventory whenever possible.
10.17 Space Layout and Utilization.
A. The military services are responsible for publishing instructions in the form of drawings,
sketches, narratives, or combinations of these media on the approved methods of storage of all
types of ammunition.
B. Having given due consideration to safety and preferred magazine usage, the managing
authorities should establish controls to assure the most effective use of existing storage space.
10.18 Preferred Storage for Certain Ammunition and Explosive Items. This list
complete. More details may be obtained from publications of the appropriate military service.
A. General. Ammunition will be stored in accordance with published storage compatibility
charts or tables.
B. Storage of small arms ammunition. Small arms ammunition may be stored in aboveground
magazines, providing service security requirements are satisfied. When there is more than one