Place the container on a stand that is higher
j. After using the 1-ton container, attach the valve-
than the receptacle being filled. The vehicle on which
opening wrench to one of the valves with a length of
the container was transported or an improvised stand
wire so that the wrench will remain with the container.
can be used for this purpose. A stand used for holding a
8. Maintenance Instructions. a. Lubrication and
filled 1-ton container must be capable of supporting 2
tons. Information on field improvisations can be found
(1) Lubrication. Lubricate the valves with
in TM 3-250.
engine oil (OE) monthly and before and
b. Remove the shipping bonnet from types A or D
after each use.
containers or the protective cover from type E.
(2) Painting. In the zone of the interior, paint
c. Roll the container until the valves are alined
the container with heat proof aluminum
vertically and chock it to prevent further rolling. When
paint if necessary. In communications
the valves are alined one above the other, the end of
and combat zones, paint with olive-drab
the eduction tube leading to the upper valve is out of the
Do not paint the valves.
liquid in the container and is used for venting. The end
Instructions for preparing equipment for
of the other eduction tube is in the liquid, and the
painting and descriptions of materials to
contents can be withdrawn through the lower valve.
be used are given in TM 9-213.
d. Be sure both valves are closed; then remove
b. Freeing Clogged Valves or Eduction Tubes.
the cap from each valve outlet.
Open clogged valves or eduction tubes by using the M1
e. Connect a pressure gage to the topmost valve
line filling adapter.
and measure the pressure in the container.
c. Removing and Replacing Valves. Use an M1
necessary, vent the container (i below) before beginning
valve replacement mechanism (TM 3-4940200-15, in
to transfer the contents.
process) to replace Chlorine Institute valves in a filled
f. Attach the auxiliary equipment to the container
type A or type D container when the pressure in the
and proceed with filling operations.
container exceeds 50 pounds per square inch. The
g. Close the valves on the 1-ton container after
valve replacement mechanism can also be used on the
type A or type D container when the pressure is lower
filling operations have been completed and remove the
than 50 pounds per square inch. Use the M2 valve
auxiliary equipment. Do not leave either valve open on
removing wrench (TB CML 112, in process) to remove
an empty container.
or replace Chlorine Institute valves in the type E
container or in the type A or type D container when the
Note. If neither of the valves or
valve replacement mechanism is not available or cannot
eduction tubes can be used, empty
be used. Use the M1 valve-removing wrench to replace
the container by unscrewing one of
angle valves on type D or type E containers. Apply
the plugs and screwing the Ml line
antiseize compound to the threads on the valves before
filling adapter into the plug opening.
screwing them into the container.
d. Preventive Maintenance Services.
h. Decontaminate the 1-ton container and all tools
(1) Inspection. Inspect valves, safety plugs,
and auxiliary equipment after use (TM 3-220).
and all connections for leakage before, during, and after
i. Vent the 1-ton container when necessary (TM 3-
operation. Inspect stored containers periodically for
250) to reduce internal pressure or to relieve a vacuum
formed by withdrawing part of the filling of the container.
To vent the container, use the venting assembly from
the Ml line filling adapter or the proper fittings from the
M2 land mine field-filling apparatus.