(10) Place the cabinets on their wooden shipping platforms (figs. 2-1 and 2-2) and fasten in place. Place upper
sections of shipping containers (figs. 2-1 and 2-2) in position on shipping platforms and lock in position by means of the
(11) Place all other items, large containers of chemicals, etc., on shipping platforms or within crates, and fasten
in position; place covers, upper sections, etc., on the containers and fasten securely.
b. Preparing for Extended Storage. To ensure safe transit and to protect equipment against weather, follow the
principles and instructions described in TM 38-250. Cabinet units packed in their specially constructed armor ply
shipping containers need no further packing. Cabinets and containers are so constructed that no damage will result from
shipping or storage. To assure that the shipping containers are relatively water and vapor tight, apply a strap of water
resistant tape over the joints of the shipping cases and the supporting platforms prior to storage or shipment. For further
information , refer to TM 740-90-1 (Administrative Storage).
1-5. DESTRUCTION OF ARMY MATERIEL TO PREVENT ENEMY USE.
a. General. Demolition should be carried out only upon orders of the commanding officer. Destruction should be
as complete as available time, equipment, and personnel allow. If thorough demolition of all parts cannot be
accomplished, destroy the most important parts. Because of the flammable and explosive nature of many of the
chemicals, equipment, and samples contained in the base laboratory, adequate safety precautions must be taken to
protect personnel involved in demolition.
b. Detailed Procedures.
(1) Smash all apparatus, equipment, glassware, and controls.
Make certain precision instruments are
(2) Break and/or bend all copper tubing and smash valves.
(3) Cut all wiring, conduits, and service lines.
(4) Remove chemicals from drawers and cabinets; pour out chemicals and smash containers.
(5) Demolish drawers, cabinets, fume hood, vacuum pumps, air compressor, and refrigeration units, using
(6) Demolish shipping containers and crates.
(7) Remove fire extinguishers and discharge contents outside of laboratory building.
(8) Immediately before leaving laboratory building, open gas valves on all gas cylinders.