c. A suitable means for observation may be an indirect viewing system
of mirrors or a television camera.
d. A suitable means of transmitting power to the operating device
normally consists of a shaft extending through the shield. The shaft must
have a positive stop in front of the shield to protect the operator in case
of an explosion.
Personnel shall not be exposed in a direct line with a
Each disassembly operation work site must be separated from adjacent
similar or dissimilar operations; use operational shields to protect the
operator from the blast and fragments caused by an explosion at any adjacent
operation. Components should be protected from a possible explosion at the
The maintenance facility may be equipped with an automatic sprinkler
system or a deluge system.
Check the test records of these systems for
Properly installed and maintained automatic sprinkler
protection is an important means of reducing fire losses and is justified in
The following are examples where sprinklers shall be
a. In certain buildings where there are load lines, explosives
manufacturing, receiving, shipping, inspection, ammunition workshop, and
b. Where potential loss of life exists.
c. Value of building and/or contents exceeds 0.000.00.
Automatic sprinkler systems will not be deactivated unless repairs or
modification to the system is required.
a. When interruption of the sprinkler protection is required or
deactivation of a system is necessary, the criteria and precautions outlined
in TM 5-695 will be followed.
automatic dry systems.
c. Valve rooms shall be heated during the winter.
In addition to sprinklers, deluge systems should be provided to protect
the operating personnel in high hazard occupancies and other locations where
a possible fire hazard exists, such as pull-apart machines.
operations, should be determined with full consideration given to personnel