GENERAL INFORMATION (Contd)
CORROSION PREVENTION AND CONTROL (CPC)
Whenever the BEB has been exposed to seawater (salt water) or any aggressive
water or chemicals, it must always be rinsed with fresh water to prevent
corrosion. Failure to comply will result in damage to equipment.
Anodes are installed on hull keel, keel coolers, and hydrojet units to prevent
corrosion from electrolysis.
Corrosion Prevention and Control (CPC) of Army materiel is a continuing concern. It is important that any
corrosion problems be reported so corrections and/or improvements can be made to future items.
Corrosion specifically occurs with metals. It is an electrochemical process that causes the degradation to
metals. It is commonly caused by exposure to moisture, acids, bases, or salts. An example is rusting iron.
Corrosion damage in metals can be seen, depending on the metal, in the form of tarnish, surface residue or
oxidation, pitting, and perforation.
Plastics, composites, and rubbers will also degrade. Their deterioration is caused by exposure to heat,
oxygen, solvents, or light (typically ultraviolet). An example is deteriorated rubber weather stripping.
Degradation from excessive exposure of these elements can be seen in the form of shrinkage, hardening,
cracks, and breaks.
If a corrosion problem is identified, it should be reported using SF 368, Product Quality Deficiency Report.
identified as a CPC problem.
CORROSION PREVENTION AND CONTROL (CPC) (Contd)
SF 368 should be submitted to the address specified in DA PAM 750-8, Functional Users Manual for the
Army Maintenance Management System (TAMMS).
OZONE DEPLETING SUBSTANCES (ODS)
The continued use of ODS has been prohibited by Executive Order 12856 of 3 August 1993. The use of ODS
in Army equipment is prohibited. The BEB contains a diesel internal combustion engine.
Proper disposal of hazardous waste material is vital to protecting the environment and providing a safe
work environment. Materials such as batteries, oils, and antifreeze must be disposed of in a safe and
Hazardous materials used in the operation and maintenance of the BEB are listed in the Hazardous
materials List table below. Normal operation, storage, transportation and maintenance of the BEB does not
use or generate toxins other than those identified in this table. These compounds are common to the
operation and maintenance of all diesel engine powered equipment. Radioactive materials are not used or
generated during the fabrication, storage, or transport of the BEB.