2. Steel racks which are grounded may be used for storage of separate-loading shells, bombs,
and other cylindrical objects of ammunition.
10.20 Storage of Pilferable Ammunition. Appropriate security
procedures as set forth
military department/agency regulations will be applied for all small arms ammunition,
demolitions, and explosives such as blasting caps, igniters, detonators, fuses, and related items.
The use of special locks and keys is required as directed by the controlling authority. Key and
lock control procedures as set forth in appropriate military department/agency regulations will be
10.21 Storage of Ammunition Bearing Security Classification of Confidential or Higher.
The responsibility for taking the proper security measures involving the receipt, storage, and
issue of classified material will rest with the commander of the installation involved. Structural
standards, key and lock control, and applicable security procedures should conform to standards
set forth in DoD 5200.1-R and appropriate military department/agency regulations.
10.22 Storing and Stacking of Dunnage. The storage of dunnage in a permanent open storage
site should conform with the provisions of TM 38-400/NAVSUP PUB 572/AFJMAN 23-
210/MCO 4450.14/DLAM 4145.12, chapter V, section I, Lumber, in so far as conditions permit.
The location of dunnage yards will be governed by regulations published by the appropriate
10.23 Fusible Links on Magazines. Fusible links
will be listed
on the current approved list
published by Underwriters Laboratories, Inc. or other recognized testing laboratories. The
melting point will be between 155o F and 165o F with a minimum rated breaking strength of 20
pounds for the door ventilator link and 8 pounds for the rear-stack ventilator link. Fusible links
will not be painted.
10.24 Rewarehousing. Rewarehousing
will be kept
to the minimum consistent
with safety and operational needs.
10.25 Termite Control
A. One method of controlling subterranean termites in ammunition magazines is to provide a
layer of poison soil under the slabs or around footing during construction. This principle may
also be applied to structures already in place.
B. Earth-covered magazines will be treated only when vacant. If necessary, one section at a
time may be treated.
10.26 Protection Against Moisture Damage. Every effort should be made to protect wood
boxes from excessive moisture. As moisture content increases, the possibility of attack by
various types of fungi, particularly mildew, also increases. Wood boxes of ammunition
exhibiting fungi should be stacked on a pallet in a manner that will provide for air circulation
around the boxes. Use of dunnage between layers is a method of allowing for air circulation.