MATERIAL CONTROL AND PROVISIONING
5.1 MATERIAL PROVISIONING REQUIREMENTS
An important part of the safe
operation and maintenance of a manned hyperbaric facility is having
adequate levels of spare parts and consumables in stock.
Previously, in Chapter 3, requirements and guidance concerning the
provisioning of spare parts and consumables was addressed, with
emphasis on the availability of spare parts for failure management.
This section will provide additional guidance with respect to the
provisioning of maintenance materials for hyperbaric facilities.
The following minimum provisioning requirements are necessary
to conduct safe hyperbaric and diving operations. Facility
managers and other responsible personnel should verify compliance
with these requirements on a regular basis.
Sufficient consumables shall be available
the facility for twice the duration of the maximum operating
Prior to conducting operations consumables will be
checked to verify availability and, where applicable, expiration
Mandatory Spare Parts and Repair Kits.
For all HAZCAT
II systems, components, and equipments (Chapter 3, Section 3
refers) required spare parts and software repair kits shall be
available at the facility and ready for immediate installation to
This includes one (1) twenty foot
conduct mandatory repairs.
length of every size piping installed in the system.
Gas Supplies. Available gas supplies (e.g., compressors,
storage flasks) shall be capable of meeting the pressure and
duration requirements of the U.S. Navy Diving Manual. For systems
not addressed by the U.S. Navy Diving Manual the minimum required
gas supply shall be established by the NAVFAC SCA.
To assist commands in establishing provisioning requirements
for components, software repair kits and consumables, Figure 5-1,
NAVFAC Recommended Provisioning Decision Tree for Hyperbaric
Commands shall develop and maintain a
Facilities, is provided.
list of provisioning items required to support the hyperbaric
facility. As a minimum this provisioning list shall contain the