2-12. OPERATING PROCEDURES- cont.
To prevent heavy sweating and frosting of evaporator coils and container walls, shut
down refrigeration unit if doors must be open for a long time.
To ensure proper operation of the refrigerated container, air flow around cargo must
be clear of obstructions. Observe the following precautions when loading cargo in
Leave a one foot space between the top of the cargo and the ceiling of the container.
Make sure that cargo does not block refrigeration unit evaporator coil on container
Make sure that air from the refrigeration unit can flow under and around cargo.
Stack container with cargo. Refer to AR 700-15 (Packaging of Materiel) and AR 746-1 (Packaging of Army
Materiel for Shipment and Storage).
d. Close Rear Doors.
To prevent death or injury to personnel, make sure all personnel are clear of container
before closing rear doors.
(1) Inspect container interior. Verify that all personnel are out of container.
Left rear door must be closed before right rear door. Failure to close left door first can
result in damage to door frames and will prevent proper sealing.
(2) Release left door chain (9) from container frame (17) and close left door (15).
(3) Swing door release handle (13) to left until lock cams (16 and 11) mate with container frame (17).
(4) Push door release handle (13) down into bottom of handle lock (12).
(5) Rotate top handle lock (14) down over door release handle (13).
(6) Repeat steps (3), (4), and (5) for other left door release handle (10).
(7) Release door chain (9) from container frame (17) and close right door (2).