Figure 9-2.-Unserviceable material label.
According to NAVSUPINST 4421.20, FLR must not be
shipped via ATAC hub.
Handle non-RFI repairable items in the same
manner as RFI items. Provide particular care to prevent
further damage of repairable that are being shipped for
rework. The RFI repairable items that will be reissued
to local operating units in a short period of time need
minimum packaging and preservation.
The IMA is responsible for internal and external
preservation (prior to packing) of all items. The IMA is
also responsible for providing adequate protection to
items during movement to the supply packing and
preservation section. Supply is responsible for the final
packing and preservation of repairable items (less
engines) prior to shipment or storage. The IMA
performs the packing and preservation of engines. Use
the proper container when storing (for a long period) or
The supply department is responsible for processing
material exhibits for investigation. These are items
needed for an engineering investigation (EI) or Quality
Deficiency Report (QDR). According to the NAMP,
supply should hold material for 30 days pending
disposition instructions from the cognizant field activity
(CFA). When directed, supply will screen stock items
suspected as defective. If the disposition instruction is
not received in 30 days, request a disposition instruction
from the CFA. If it is determined that an investigation is
needed, the maintenance engineering cognizant field
activity (MECFA) will request the holding activity to
ship the item. Ship items via the ATAC hub.
Ship the item in as is condition. If contradictory
safety instructions exists, they take precedence over the
instructions in OPNAVINST 4790.2. When a hazardous
condition is evident, perform only those tasks necessary
to protect the item. When processing the item, the
following procedures apply:
Cap or package the item immediately to prevent
contamination, corrosion, or further damage.
Do not attempt any disassembly of the material.
Do not make any adjustments.
Do not perform any type of cleaning.
For suspected contamination, send sample of
fluid in a clean and sealed container.
Send all failed fragments, wrapped separately.
Package the item in the same level of protection
as RFI parts.
Mark or tag the item with the control number
provided by the CFA.
The following paragraphs describes the procedures
for preparing the EI/QDR exhibit for shipment.