The container's cover should be completely
closed. All wire closures must be properly
secured. The steel straps must be properly
placed3 inches, plus or minus 1/4 inch, from
each end of the container. Lead wire seals must
be in place.
Inspect the container for holes and cracked or
Classify defects according to the criteria in SB 742-1410-92-005.
You may be required at times to perform a storage monitoring inspection (SMI) on TOW GMs. A reading of the
humidity indicator on the TOW GM is obtained by looking through the inspection port in the aft end of the
container. If it is pink, the desiccant in the TOW GM must be replaced. This is recorded on the storage
monitoring record and on the DSR card.