Pneumatic grease gun ETCS (SS) May.Yes, those dreaded, monstrosities that we drag out periodically to grease the steering and diving system, torpedo tube system and other equipment. Too often they are broken out, used, and thrown back out of the way without being checked out correctly. Broken is the key. Our safety surveys reveal more than 90% of the pneumatic grease guns did not meet the requirements of the Submarine Greasing Handbook, NAVSEA NAVSEA Naval Sea Systems Command
NAVSEA Naval Avionics Support Equipment Appraisal T6350-AA-HBK-010. Gauges are smashed, regulators don't work, or they are not even installed.
Figure (1) from reference (a) shows the correct configuration for the grease gun. It is important to rig it correctly to ensure the safety of the operator and to prevent the grease lines from rupturing due to over pressurization Pressurization generally refers to the application of pressure in a given situation or environment; and more specifically refers to the process by which atmospheric pressure is maintained in an isolated or semi-isolated atmospheric environment (for instance, in an aircraft, or . You can find guidance on setting up your pneumatic grease gun based on gun type and supply air pressure on page 2-7 of reference (b). Each component has a role in preventing injury or equipment damage.
OPNAVINST OPNAVINST Office of the Chief of Naval Operations Instruction 5100.19E requires the labeling of all hand guns and oil cans to show the contents. Labeling helps control hazmat and prevent misuse of the wrong compound.
Ref(a) MIP MIP
See: Monthly income preferred security 5661/ 908-87 Q-10, Q-11 (b) Submarine Greasing Handbook, NAVSEA T6350-AA-HBK-010 REV 4
Extract from Ref b Part Nomenclature NSNs Gage 2.5", 0-5000 PSIG 9C 6685-01-330-6733 Hose 50 FT. (with 1/4" NPT 1/2"-27 NS taper double male adapter) 9C 4720-00-066-4759 Pipe Nipple 1/4" X 6" 9C 4730-00-196-1541 Pipe Nipple 1/4" X 3" (2) ea 9C 4730-00-196-1487 Pipe Tee 1/4" (2) ea 9C 4730-00-263-5264 Regulator Low Pressure Air (With 0-200 PSIG Gage) 9C 4820-01-250-8597 Relief Valve Low Pressure Air 9C 4820-00-454-7586 Pump 9C 4930-01-223-3730 Quick-disconnect type (Male) 9C 4730-00-766- (Female) 9C fittings, service air 9028 4730-00-766-9029