5. A list of applicable components.
6. Maintenance responsibilities assigned, by
name, to each line item of equipment.
7. The periodicity codes of maintenance require-
ments to be performed, listed by columns for each day.
8. Outstanding major repairs, applicable PMS re-
quirements, and all situation requirements.
As with any system, things change; as they do,
there must be a way to communicate. In PMS the way
is called the PMS FBR (Feedback Report, OPNAV
4790/7B Form). The PMS FBR is used by fleet per-
sonnel to notify the NAVSEACEN and/or the TY-
COM, as applicable, of matters related to PMS. The
FBR is a five-part form composed of an original and
four copies. Instructions for preparation and submis-
sion of the form are printed on the back of the last
copy. These forms are obtained through the Navy
Supply System. They are to be prepared, submitted,
and processed in two major categories.
The two major categories of FBRs are category A
and category B. These are defined as follows:
Category A of FBR is nontechnical in nature and
is intended to meet PMS needs that do not require
technical review. Consequently, to reduce response
time, the ships 3-M coordinator submits directly to
the NAVSEACEN these FBRs, which pertain to the
need for replacement of missing MIPs and MRCs.
Category B FBRs are technical in nature. They are
submitted by the ships 3-M coordinator to the appli-
cable TYCOM and pertain to the following:
1. Technical discrepancies inhibiting PMS per-
formance. These discrepancies can exist in documen-
tation, equipment design, maintainability, reliability, or
safety procedures as well as operational deficiencies in
PMS support (parts, tools, and test equipment). Dis-
crepancies in technical manuals are reported by way of
the TMDER (Technical Manual Deficiency/Evaluation
Report), NAVSEA 4160/1.
2. Notification of shift of maintenance responsibil-
ity from one work center to another.
3. TYCOM assistance in the clarification of 3-M
When the reason for submission of a PMS
FBR involves safety of personnel or potential
or actual damage to equipment and relates to
the technical requirements of PMS, the FBR is
considered URGENT. Urgent FBRs are for-
warded by a naval message, containing a PMS
feedback serial number, to the NAVSEACEN
with information copies to the cognizant
The message must describe the unsafe proce-
dures or conditions and must identify the
MIP/MRC involved. A follow-up PMS FBR
may be submitted to amplify information con-
tained in the message. It must contain reference
to the message and the FBR serial number
indicated in the message subject.
For complete information on PMS, consult the
SHIPS 3-M MANUAL, OPNAVINST 4790.4.
QUALITY ASSURANCE (QA)
LEARNING OBJECTIVES: Describe the pur-
pose of the Quality Assurance Program. Ex-
plain the areas in which it will apply to
maintenance performed by the ABF.
A Quality Assurance Program is essential to en-
sure consistent, quality repairs and maintenance of
shipboard equipment. The QA Program is intended to
improve force readiness through the implementation
of a formalized plan that sets forth minimum require-
ments to be accomplished for nonnuclear mainte-
nance and repair actions performed by forces afloat.
The Quality Assurance Manual (Forces Afloat),
COMNAVAIRPAC/LANTINST 9090.1, provides
the plan and contains the necessary guidance to estab-
lish an effective and viable QA Program.
The QA Program is important to the ABF because
JP-5 piping, valves, tanks, pumps, filters, and most
other equipment related to the JP-5 system are in-
cluded in its coverage. Do not confuse the QA Pro-
gram, which is designed to ensure quality
maintenance on equipment, with Quality Surveil-
lance, which is used to ensure high quality fuel is
delivered to aircraft.