Public works stations have equipment utilized on a seasonal basis (snow removal equipment, grounds maintenance equipment, etc.) and is unused, in some cases, most of the year. Since specific equipment preservation and storage instructions are not available to public works commands, the transportation supervisor and the equipment inspector should develop a system to preserve, store, and monitor CESE in its preserved condition.
Appendix E of the NAVFAC P-434, Construction Equipment Department Management and Operations Manual, provides operational testing instructions for CESE. It is also a good source of information on preservatives and their specific uses.
Deadlined equipment is inspected on its scheduled PM due date, or sooner if the maintenance supervisor determines it is needed. When a unit is placed on deadline, an 01 level PM will be performed. The equipment inspector ensures the following:
1. All openings are covered and weathertight
2. All machine surfaces are preserved.
3. All disassembled components are tagged, covered, and stored.
4. No cannibalization has taken place since the last inspection. Controlled parts interchange is not approved as a normal procedure, although the maintenance supervisor may authorize it to meet operational commitment.
5. Any parts removed from the deadlined equipment we replaced with the nonserviceable item, and the maintenance supervisor makes sure that the replacement parts are ordered NORS (not operational ready supply).
6. All replacement parts, cost, and labor hours related to the interchange are charged against the piece of equipment on which the part failed. When the replacement parts are received and installed, only the labor involved is to be charged to the piece of equipment from which the interchange part was taken. As a part of the 01 type PM, the equipment will be cycled to prevent further deterioration.
For Naval Construction Force (NCF) units, when a vehicle that has been involved in an accident is inspected, a type 12 Equipment Repair Order will be initiated regardless of the damage.
Under the clean air act, DoD is required to comply with all state and local programs to improve air quality. With this in mind, check the following emissions control components on all vehicles you are inspecting for damage and tampering:
1. Catalytic converter.
2. Fuel tiller inlet restrictor.
3. Exhaust gas recirculation valve.
4. Air pump and air pump drive belt.
5. Verify the proper hookup of all vacuum lines and be sure no vacuum lines are plugged.
6. Check all other pollution control devices attached to the vehicle.
As you already know, emission control design varies between different manufacturers. Go to the proper repair and maintenance publications for correct information on these devices.
State and federal law forbid your removing or tampering with emission control devices. If the unit or station that you are assigned to does not have the equipment needed to analyze and adjust CESE equipped with these devices, the vehicle should be sent to a local dealer for repairs and proper adjustment.
The crane inspector should be the most knowledgeable and conscientious mechanic available. In addition to the regular CESE inspection, the weight-handling equipment inspection will place primary emphasis on safety of all load bearing, load controlling parts, and safety devices for safe and sound working conditions. Examination will be made by sight, sound, touch, and as necessary, by instrumentation, nondestructive testing, and disassembly. Figure 9-7 shows the type of format used in crane condition inspection. Disassembly should be limited to suspected or abnormal conditions.
It is strongly recommended that the person selected for the job of crane inspector attend special construction battalion training-540.1, Crane and Attachments I and 540.2, Cranes and Attachments II. Both courses areContinue Reading