Ready, set, grease? (Incorrect pneumatic grease guns).
Naval Inventory Control Point (NAVICP) 021340Z NOV 01 (NOTAL)
advises of an incorrect style of pneumatic grease gun inlet regulator
(NSN 9C-4820-01-250-8597) in the supply system. I've seen several
boats in the Atlantic and Pacific fleets that have the incorrect
regulators installed. These particular regulators come equipped from the
supply system with flow meter style gages and an oil separator. Although
the NSN for the correct and incorrect regulators are the same, the
incorrect regulators are not in accordance with the submarine greasing
manual (NAVSEA T6350-AA-HBK-010) and should be removed as soon as
possible. The incorrect regulator can cause the operator to
over-pressurize the inlet of the pneumatic grease gun and subsequently
over-pressurize the discharge side, possibly damaging the grease
distribution lines. The pneumatic grease gun is used in the steering and
diving system, torpedo tube systems and general ships lubrication.
Any command having or receiving the incorrect regulators should
submit a quality deficiency report (QDR) through their supply system and
order a new regulator.
To obtain a copy of the NAVICP message or if you have any questions
regarding this issue (Incorrect Regulator) contact: Brenda Brown (DSCC
-MEAB) at (614) 692-1216 (DSN 850) or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Other POCs: MMC(SS) Francazio (SUBLANT auxiliaryman) (757) 836-1258 (DSN
564); MMC(SS) Dela Pena (SUBPAC auxiliaryman) (808) 473-5577 Ext. 101