SHIPMENT AND STORAGE
Section I. Shipment
Cubical displacement of packing container.
Give demolition materials being transported ade-
Descriptive nomenclature of packed item.
quate protection. Assure they will not be dam-
Storage temperature limit (if nonstandard).
aged, contaminated, or otherwise degraded so that
they become dangerous or their usefulness im-
The DOT shipping classification and DOT
(1) Block and brace demolition packages
designation have been changed from EXPLO-
being transported in trucks, jeeps, and other tac-
SIVE C, BLASTING CAPS to EXPLOSIVE A,
tical vehicles. (Blocking and bracing must be ade-
DETONATORS - HANDLE CAREFULLY for both
quate to withstand sudden stops and starts, as
the M6 and M7 Blasting Caps in their
well as offroad operation).
standard (pre-1990) packages. Any of
(2) If packing is broken or damaged and mu-
these older packages of blasting caps
nitions remain serviceable restore or replace
must be restenciled with the new class-
packing by using acceptable packing material. As-
ification and designation before they
sure that all markings (e.g., lot number, nomen-
may be shipped by any commercial means
clature, FSN, etc.) are transferred to new pack-
within the United States. The new data
must be used on all U.S. shipping docu-
Avoid improper handling since reliabil-
ity and safety of demolition materials
Section Il. STORAGE
may be affected, creating hazardous con-
(1) Retain demolition materials in their
packing until issued.
(2) Do not roll, drop, throw, or subject boxes
a. Select level, well-drained sites free from
to rough handling.
readily ignitable and flammable materials
b. Provide nonflammable or fire-resistant over-
head covers (e.g., tarpaulin) for all items. Main-
tain overhead space of approximately 18 inches
The following information appears on the outer
between cover and items. Keep cover at least 6
inches from pile on ends and at sides, to permit
Department of Transportation (DOT) ship-
circulation of air.
ping class and designation.
c. Temporarily store unserviceable demolition
Federal stock number (FSN) and Depart-
materials in segregated area.
ment of Defense Identification Code (DODIC).
d. Temporarily store returned items from the
using unit in segregated area, for inspection and
Gross weight of packing container and con-