Newest Loadtest MCO

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Newest Loadtest MCO

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Re: Newest Loadtest MCO

Postby 2flhdn » 04 Feb 2015, 16:27

Has everyone noticed that it is no longer a requirement to stencile the boom, and will the JPA be updated accordingly? Should we anticipate a change to the order?
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Re: Newest Loadtest MCO

Postby dhightowerIII » 09 Mar 2015, 12:37

Do you know where to get a copy of the ACI and Load Test forms?
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Re: Newest Loadtest MCO

Postby 2flhdn » 12 Mar 2015, 08:40

Here are the forms
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Re: Newest Loadtest MCO

Postby MeyerMW » 22 Mar 2015, 05:48

dhightowerIII wrote:Do you know where to get a copy of the ACI and Load Test forms?

Not positive these are what you need, but i uploaded them in this post.
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Re: Newest Loadtest MCO

Postby KShelton3521 » 26 Aug 2015, 15:25

The new MCO says:

"When conducting an ACI, at a minimum, the following test equipment is required: electronic or mechanical protractor, dial calipers, 100 foot tape measure, 2 carpenter’s levels (2 foot and 4 foot), and a sheave gauge."

Does anybody know where to find said gauge? I've asked the Engineers in the Bn, and they didn't even know what it is.
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Re: Newest Loadtest MCO

Postby Chaotic » 01 Sep 2015, 10:53

holy crap... what in the world?
Did ACI just get more complicated??
I need to find out more on this.. never heard of needing all that crap to conduct an ACI..
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Re: Newest Loadtest MCO

Postby Loco0078 » 02 Sep 2015, 08:45

Read the order carefully. I can't reference MCO right now but I want to say that you only need those tools at load test. ACI's are done annually and on the 4th one you conduct ACI + load test. Those "special tools" should be in the area or compound where the load test is conducted. Load test are done..., don't quote me check the order, every 4yrs. or when a part / component of the hydraulic system is repair / replaced.
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Re: Newest Loadtest MCO

Postby Petz » 21 Sep 2015, 09:11

Each item should be added to the special tools list signed by the CO. You should always call around for units in your area to see if they have a program in place already as this program requires a lot of record keeping and officers/SNCOs to be appointed in writing by the commanding officer.

This order also directs the Commanders of the major installations to provide load testing facilities, you only need a local program if there is nothing within reach or MARFORRES does not have the capabilities to support you with a contact team.

COs can use multiple types of civilian non-destructive tests to satisfy the testing requirements as well. Which means this can be contracted out if a facility is not nearby. these options are found in the order.

Google will help you find a source for all of this "new" gear.

You should note that MARFORRES is granted the ability to have a 1 year waiver of load testing equipment there-by putting the gear on a two year load-test cycle. This is highly encouraged for you all to do if you are I&I.

As for the marking of the boom, this is good practice as it gives the user a quick reference to see if the equipment is safe to use or not. Please don't ommite this from your routine just because the order doesn't direct you to.
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Re: Newest Loadtest MCO

Postby USMC3529 » 26 Oct 2015, 13:59

The JPA is currently being worked on at the program office. There are numerous differences in the newest version of the order. The current order and the old JPA do not match so I would be cautious if using it. The NAVMC 10772 process worked very well to make the changes happen.
As for the special tools question specific to the gage, a sheave gage is a tool to measure the wire rope so that you know if it has been stretched beyond it serviceable limitations.
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