their acceptance letter, the battalion will forward them a copy. The ROICC acceptance letter is placed in the project files. The project files are then closed and retained by the ROICC for 2 years.
The BEEP has a three-fold purpose: (1) to pass on all special knowledge of CESE maintenance and operations techniques; (2) to provide the relieving battalion with a realistic and in-depth condition evaluation of CESE allowance, facilities, tools, and materials; and (3) to use the full expertise and efforts of the two equipment forces to provide the relieving battalion and detachments with the best possible "A" company operation to conduct a successful deployment.
Representatives from 2ndNCB or 3rdNCB must be present at each BEEP and must remain on board until all phases of the BEEP have been completed. There are four primary duties of the BEEP representatives.
1. Present indoctrination to personnel from both battalions to cover and adhere to as a minimum during BEEP. The indoctrination guidelines include the following:
- Collateral equipage is not to be placed on vehicles going through the shop.
- No collateral equipage or repair parts are to be purchased or ordered for equipment scheduled for replacement or disposal.
- Wheels on equipment are not to be pulled for brake inspection unless there is reason to suspect brake problems.
- Engine oil and oil filters are to be changed only on equipment that meets the miles/hours or time criteria as outlined in the C O M 2 N D N C B/COM3RDNCBINST 11200.1 series, Red Book.
- No collateral equipage or repair parts are to be ordered or purchased for equipment in A6 condition unless approved by the BEEP representative.
- Time allotted for the BEEP is to be the full turnover period, which includes weekends and holidays.
- Preventive maintenance (PM) continues until 10 working days before the start of the BEEP.
- The 2ndNCB/3rdNCB equipment representatives assign all final CESE codes with input from both units' maintenance supervisors.
- All CESE, with the exception of warehoused CESE units, is to be returned to the ALFA company facility for evaluation or repairs as necessary. Exceptions are requested from, and approved by, the 2ndNCB/3rdNCB equipment representatives.
- No CESE is to be warehoused within 30 days before the BEEP.
- ALL hydraulic attachments are to be tested during the BEEP.
- All generators are to be load tested.
- All welders, pumps, and light plants are to be operationally and functionally tested during the BEEP.
- All cranes must be certified during the BEEP for valid/current certification. All slings must be checked for certification. Each sling must be tagged with its certification. Pile drivers are to be operationally tested. Bucket trucks, where applicable, are to be weight and dielectrical tested during the BEEP. Buckets may not have any damage or holes!
- The machine shop is to be jointly evaluated and inventoried with each unit's MR.
- Tires are to be checked for proper inflation, and valve stems properly positioned with air valve caps in place. Equipment with tracks is to be properly adjusted to the manufacturer's specifications before entering the shop.
- All CESE is to be greased according to the manufacturer's specifications. All grease points not accepting grease must be repaired so that the point of friction can be lubricated.
- Tires or other items that have appreciable wear expectancy remaining are not to be replaced, purchased, or ordered unless they are not in stock (NIS) in supply and no replacements have been ordered.Continue Reading