TM 9-4520-257-12&P 0005 00
H-45 Type I (Solid Fuel) Heater Lubrication Requirements
The door hinges, door latch assemblies, bolt and wing nut assemblies, and sight glass cover on the
heater lid should be lubricated with a light machine oil before storing the heater.
THE H-45 TYPE II (LIQUID FUEL) HEATER
Burning Off The Protective Film On The H-45 Type II (Liquid Fuel) Heater Prior To Use
The metal surfaces of the H-45 heater body are shipped from the
manufacturer with a protective film that must be burned off prior to the
initial use of the heater in an enclosed area. Failure to do so could result
in inhaling harmful fumes.
A piece of commercial petroleum absorbent material should be used to
catch any fuel that may spill while connecting or disconnecting any
hoses. Additional commercial products are available to contain large
In the event that fuel is spilled on the ground, immediate action must be
taken to contain the spill, and the appropriate environmental personnel
should be notified.
Clean up any spilled fuel with a rag. Dispose of the rag and/or absorbent
material in accordance with the local Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS)
1. To burn off the protective film, you need to set up and operate the H-45 Type II (Liquid Fuel) Heater in
an open area outside of the tent as described later in this work package.
All six stack pipe sections must be assembled, put securely in place on
the top heater shell flange, and tied down during the burnoff.
2. Once the heater is hot, you will see smoke coming off the metal surfaces as the protective film burns
off. Allow the heater to burn until no more smoke is observed.
3. Shut down the heater, allow it to cool, and move it inside the tent. See the following sections in this
work package: Shutting Down The H-45 Type II (Liquid Fuel) Heater and Preparing The H-45 Type
II (Liquid Fuel) Heater For Movement.