PIONEER POLAR STRUCTURES. ERECTION OF PORTABLE MAINTENANCE SHELTER
NAVAL CIVIL ENGINEERING LAB PORT HUENEME CA
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This shelter was developed for the maintenance and repair of construction and other equipment in pioneer polar camps. The shelter, which is 20 by 24 feet, will accommodate equipment as large as a standard Size 4 tractor. It consists of a skid-mounted aluminum frame of knock-down construction and a canvas cover. Accessories include a gantry-mounted, 2-ton traveling boist, and electrical harness, and a personnel side entry. An 8 by 20 foot skid-mounted wanigan outfitted with tools and shop equipment has been developed as a companion item for the shelter. This report provides a guide for erecting and outfitting the shelter and the wanigan. An electrical generator is not provided with the shelter and the wanigan. A 5-kw unit is required for this service. A heater is not provided for the shelter, but the wanigan is equipped with a 27,000-Btuh oil-fired space heater. The shelter is designed for heating with a portable fresh-air heater.
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