GENERAL INFORMATION (Contd)
MAINTENANCE FORMS, RECORDS, AND REPORTS
Department of the Army forms and procedures used for equipment maintenance
will be those prescribed by DA PAM 750-8, The Army Maintenance Management
System (TAMMS) Users Manual.
REPORTING EQUIPMENT IMPROVEMENT RECOMMENDATIONS (EIR)
If your bridge equipment needs improvement, let us know. Send us an EIR. You,
the user, are the only one who can tell us what you don't like about your equipment.
Let us know why you don't like the design or performance. The preferred method
for submitting a Quality Deficiency Report (QDR) is through the Army Electronic
Product Support (AEPS) website under the Electronic Deficiency Reporting System
(EDRS). The web address is: https://aeps.ria.army.mil. This is a secured site
requiring a password which can be applied for on the front page of the website. If
the above method is not available to you, put it on an SF 368, Product Quality
Deficiency Report (PQDR), and mail it to us at: U.S. Army Tank-automotive and
Armaments Command, ATTN: AMSTA-TR-E/PQDR MS 267, 6501 E. 11 Mile Road,
Warren, MI 48397-5000. We'll send you a reply.
There is not a separate Hand Receipt for the REB. For a complete list of end-
item-related equipment (i.e., COEI, BII, and AAL) that must be accounted for, refer
CORROSION PREVENTION AND CONTROL (CPC)
Whenever the REB 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.
Many of the metal fasteners, fittings, and tubing
susceptible to corrosion have been coated with an anti-
corrosive chemical nickel-plating called "DURNI-COAT"
and are marked "durnicoateirt" or "DNC 450 12MY."
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.