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
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.
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
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
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
VEHICLE INSPECTIONS INVOLVING
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.
EXHAUST EMISSION CONTROL
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 are