Storage of Shop Stocks. Repair Parts. and
Consumable Materials. Storage of all shop items shall
be in accordance with the applicable maintenance
manuals. Utmost care shall be taken to ensure the safe
storage of all items.
Storage of Compressed Gases. The following
precautions will be taken when storing compressed gas
· Cylinders must be protected against
excessive rise or fall of temperature.
wherever possible, and, if not, they
may be stored in the open but must
be protected from extreme weather
conditions and also from the ground
to prevent rusting. Cylinders stored
in the open must be protected from
accumulation of ice and snow in the
summer, cylinders stored in this
manner will be protected or screened
against direct rays of the sun
Ventilation will be provided to keep
temperatures below 125F (52.6C)
and carry off leakage of inflammable
· Cylinders must never be stored near highly
flammable substances such as oil, gasoline,
waste, etc. A minimum distance of 50 feet
will be maintained between cylinders and
· Care will be taken to protect cylinders from
any object which might cut or damage their
surfaces. Cylinders will not be stored at a
place where heavy moving objects may
strike or fall on them.
· Cylinders will not be stored in an area which
is continually damp. Neither should they be
stored near live electric wires or rails of
· Valve protection caps will always be
installed if they become frozen, they should
be thawed out in a warm room. Do not use
a steam hose to thaw them out as fusible
safety plugs may melt and allow discharge
of the cylinder.
· Keep empty cylinders separated from full
· Do not store cylinders near salt or corrosive
chemicals or fumes of any kind as the
cylinders will become rusty and the valve
caps will stick.
· Keep valves closed on all cylinders after
· Do not store cylinders near radiators or
other sources of heat.
· Cylinders of one kind of gas should not be
stored near cylinders of other kinds of gas.
A fire-resistant partition should separate
flammable and nonflammable gases unless
separated. Oxygen, in particular, will be
· Storage rooms must be well ventilated to
prevent possible accumulation of explosive
or harmful concentration of gas.
Storage of High-Value Items. High value items
shall be stored in areas that can be secured to prevent
theft. Care shall be taken to store high-value items in
such a manner as to prevent inadvertent damage.
Open Storage for Repaired Equipment and
Consumable Material. Avoid storing repaired equipment
and consumable materials in open storage areas where
they can be easily damaged.
2-3. Temporary Shop Installations. The following
operations and equipment.
Typical Shop Layout. A typical shop layout is
shown in figure 2-1 Layout of equipment vanes
depending on the temporary shop purpose.
Shop Size The exterior dimensions for a
deployed temporary shop are as follows
· Width ......................... 22 ft 3 in (6.78 meters)
· Height ..................... 7 ft 11 in. (2.41 meters)
· Length........................ 13 ft 4 in (4.06 meters)