Figure 2. Placing propelling charges around a pallet of ammunition.
Pouring the Fuel
The next step is to pour diesel fuel or JP4 aircraft fuel over each pile or stack. Fuel extends the
burning time of the combustible material and generates heat. See Figure 3. Never pour gasoline
over the stack! If gasoline must be used, leave it in a closed container and ignite it with
detonating cord or an explosive charge.
Preparing the Ignition Train
An ignition train is used in burning operations to allow personnel sufficient time to reach a safe
distance before the ammunition explodes. There are three preferred methods used to ignite
materials during an ED burn.