1 January 2005
with change 25 October 2006
eQUIPMent COnCentRAtIOn sIte
An ECS is essentially a large MEP area for the storage of military vehicles
and equipment to be used during annual and weekend training periods.
J-1.2 With few exceptions, an ECS is
located on an active or semi-active
Typical ECS Layout
military installation and is collocated
with an AMSA dedicated to maintaining
the equipment stored at the ECS.
J-1.3 Facilities associated with the ECS
will be described in the project
documents, and may include parking
hardstand, fuel dispensing system,
loading ramp, wash platform, indoor
equipment storage warehouse, combat
vehicle arms vault , fencing, security
lighting and an AMSA.
J-2.1 Factors which affect the layout
and design of an ECS are much the
same as those for the MEP at an OMS
or AMSA, with the following exceptions.
Circulation: Tracked combat vehicles
are stored at an ECS and require
access to the nearest tank trail on the
military installation. In instances where asphalt paving or circulation areas are provided
around a supporting AMSA, a concrete roadway or turning area may be required to
provide access for combat vehicles to the AMSA shop bays. Due to the larger size and
heavier concentration of vehicles, the ECS traffic is very heavy during annual training
periods. Traffic patterns, therefore, should be carefully laid out to avoid severe internal
circulation conflicts at the fuel pumps, dispatch and washracks. Circulation lanes within
the ECS area should be a minimum of 24 ft (7.4 m) wide.
J-2.1.2 Fuel Dispensing Point: When authorized, the fuel point should be located
adjacent to a primary circulation area and in proximity to the main entrance and other
support facilities. The lanes and pump bases for the diesel and gas pumps should be