TM 9-1300-206, Ammunition and Explosives Standards
ACCP MM0603, Introduction to Ammunition
645-093-7310-A, Quantity/Distance and Compatibility I
645-093-7311-A, Quantity/Distance and Compatibility II
Quantity-distance requirements were developed to provide certain levels of protection for nearby
communities, public railroads, highways, and plant facilities from the effects of explosions that might
occur within an ammunition storage area.
When using the term quantity-distance, we are talking about the net explosive weight (NEW) of
ammunition, or explosive items that may be stored at one location based on the characteristics and
hazards which they present. It also includes how near this storage location may be to buildings and
other areas used by the local people as well as other ammunition or explosive storage sites.
To put it another way, quantity-distance requirements protect persons and property near or around
storage areas. Also, they reduce to a minimum the possibility of any explosion in a given storage
location from causing a chain reaction by setting off other ammunition items in nearby storage sites.
Listed below are some terms and definitions you must become familiar with. You may refer back to
this list any time during the lesson to keep them fresh in your mind.
Intraline Distance: The minimum distance permitted between any two buildings within one
operating line. (See figures 2-1 and 2-5.)
Inhabited Buildings: A building or structure other than an operating building, occupied in whole or
in part by human beings, both within and outside of a DoD establishment. Included are schools,
churches, residences, (quarters), service clubs, terminals, stores, and hospitals, to name a few. (See
figures 2-2 and 2-3.)