Ammunition and Explosive Storage Magazines
Metal Box - Conex, Hazmat, Milvan and ISO Container Storage
|Magazine MCE||ECM Designation||Designer & Drawing Number||DDESB Approval Date|
|500||Above Ground||USADAC & USABRL Metal Box - CONEX, HAZMAT, MILVAN and ISO Container Storage||6-Feb-92 Mod. 6-May-96|
Approved for storage of bulk explosives and demolition charge material (i.e.composition C-4, TNT, etc.) and select HD 1.3 and 1.4 materials. If conditions are met, a 360-foot ESQD is permitted.
Designer Considerations -
The concept for using a container express (CONEX) container, as an explosives storage container for certain mixed munitions, is described in Quickload Program Technical Data Package (TDP), dated 25 Nov 91, and was issued by the U.S. Army Ballistic Research Laboratory, Aberdeen Proving Grounds, MD. The TDP lists the specific item that can be stored in these containers. Use of a sandbag barricade between CONEX containers allows them to be stored at IMD of 8 feet, allowing the MCE and QD to be based on a single container. Subsequently, DDESB approval was obtained to permit storage of these same AE items in hazardous material (HAZMAT) containers, Military-owned Demountable Containers (MILVAN), and International Organization for Standardization (ISO) containers. Specific container dimensions apply to the approval and must be met. CONEX containers shall have internal dimensions of 92" long by 72" wide by 70" high, 0.125" thick corrugated steel walls and floor. HAZMAT containers shall have internal dimensions of 222" long by 126" wide by 84" high, 0.100" thick corrugated steel floor and 0.125 thick epoxy-coated plywood deck. MILVAN containers shall have internal dimensions of 232" long by 90" wide by 85" high, 0.0787" thick corrugated steel walls and a hardwood floor. ISO containers shall have internal dimensions of 231" long by 92" wide by 92" high, 0.0787" thick corrugated steel walls and a hardwood floor.