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risk. When prescribed limits are exceeded, the facility or component shall be placed
out of service until repaired.
2.4 STANDARDS AND TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE. Technical information sources,
standards, criteria and checklists for inspections are defined as follows:
2.4.1 Inspection Guides. Checklists, inspection points and other references in-
clude: Control Inspection Checkpoints. MO-322, Volume 2 contains
inspection checklists for Buildings, Mechanical/Electrical, Utility Plants and Distribu-
tion Systems and Miscellaneous Equipment, Structures and Systems. NAVFAC MO
manuals covering maintenance, operations and inspection for a specific type facility are
also available. PMI Checkpoints. PMI checkpoints may be obtained from
manufacturer's manuals, facility/equipment history files and NAVFAC MO manuals.
Manufacturer's manuals for similar equipment may also be useful. Many new facilities
may have Operation and Maintenance Support Information (OMSI) manuals of essen-
tial facility and equipment data. OMSI manuals may be a part of the construction
contractor's delivery requirements. Warranty data is also included.
2.4.2 Maintenance Standards. The description of condition of plant and
property must measurably relate to maintenance standards. Application of standards
permit decisions on maintenance necessity, extent and frequency of maintenance, and
effectiveness of the results of prior maintenance efforts. Application of standards per-
mit comparison between conditions observed and the standard. The level of main-
tenance must be related to the Facilities Requirements Plan and the applicable Level of
Maintenance Classification Code (Section For example, a warehouse in excess
of requirement, or scheduled for removal within five years should not be maintained at
the same level as one to be retained twenty-five years.
All Level of Maintenance Classification (LMC) Codes.
facilities may not contribute equally to mission. Relating facility maintenance to mis-
sion, can result in more maintenance to facilities that are the most vital to mission. This
can be don,: by assigning levels of maintenance classification (LMC) codes. The LMC
code is not a priority system for work. Work on a Class C facility may be needed ahead
of a Class A facility for safety reasons or protection of property. Parts of a single facility
can also have different LMCs.
For example, some sections of roads or railroads serving an ammunition depot may be
more vital to mission than other sections. Multi-classification may be justified for some
facilities; however, it should be minimized. LMC codes for each facility should appear


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