NEWS | Oct. 18, 2019

MTRCS: Shut Doors & Heed Rain Cap Caution

Dear Editor,

Maintainers and operators aren’t following proper -10 TM procedures with the multi-temperature refrigerated container system—known as MTRCs.

First, it’s important for maintainers to close the top engine access panels on the MTRCS.

Leaves, tree branches, bird nests and other debris get into the MTRCS’ engine compartment through the open doors. Closing the three top door engine covers is crucial in preventing damage to the MTRCS.

To check for or fix problems, WP 0027 in TM 10-8145-222-10 (Apr 16) shows how to remove and reinstall the doors’ access engine panels.

The MTRCS PMCS instructions also note that the rain cap needs to be functional and properly installed on the end of the engine’s exhaust pipe. The rain cap prevents water getting into the engine.

No matter the reason or the season, if the rain cap isn’t working properly, the equipment is deadlined.

Gustavo “Gus” Caruso
402d AFSB Senior Command Rep
Editor’s Note: You’ve certainly capped these problems for us, Gus!