D E M O L I T I O N , SHIPMENT AND LIMITED STORAGE
Section I. DEMOLITION OF THE WELDING MACHINE TO
PREVENT ENEMY USE
charge on control panel and place one 1/2 pound
charge on voltage changeover board.
When capture or abandonment of the welding
b. Weapons Fire. Fire on the welding ma-
machine to an enemy is imminent, the responsible
chine with the heaviest practical weapons avail-
unit commander must make the decision either
to destroy the equipment or to render it inopera-
tive. Based On this decision, orders are issued
which cover the desired extent of destruction.
a. Scattering and Concealment. Remove all
Whatever method of demolition is employed, it
easily accessible parts such as the rectifiers, reac-
is essential to destroy the same vital parts of all
welding machines and all corresponding repair
dense foliage, bury them in dirt or sand, or throw
them in a lake, steam, or other body of water.
b. Burning. Pack rags, paper, or other com-
bustible material around and in the main trans-
former. Saturate this packing with gasoline, oil,
Use sledge hammers, crowbars, picks, axes, or
or diesel fuel and ignite.
any other heavy tools which may be available to
c. Submersion. Totally submerge the welding
destroy the following:
machine in a body of water to provide water dam-
a. All controls and instruments.
age and concealment. Salt water will damage
b. Ground the electrode terminals.
metal parts more than fresh water.
c. Gas and water inlet and outlet fittings.
All operators should receive thorough training
in the destruction of the welding machine. Refer
to Fill 5-25. Simulated destruction, using all of
the methods listed above, should be included in
the operator training program. It must be em-
phasized in training that demolition operations
are usually necessitated by critical situations when
time available for carrying out destruction is
limited. For this reason, it is necessary that op-
erators be thoroughly familiar with all methods
of destruction of equipment and be able to carry
(detonate them simultaneously with detonating
out demolition instructions without reference to
cord or a suitable detonator. Place one 1/2 pound
this or any other manual.