2-16.6.1 Cleaning and inspection
Wipe clean with cloth dampened in hot soapy water or approved solvent. Then wipe dry with clean cloth.
Inspect chain and wire rope slings as given in Appendix C of TB 43-0144.
Visually inspect lifting rigs and 55-gallon drum lifter for corrosion, damage, and worn or chipped paint.
Remove rust and corrosion by wire brushing, chipping or scraping.
2-16.6.2 Test. IDS must perform and record an annual load proof and function test and safety inspection of each sling,
rig, and drum lifter in accordance with TB 43-0144. Coordinate test and inspection with crane assembly test. All load
carrying members must be visually inspected upon completion of the load and function test for wear and cracks. If
inspection indicates possibility of cracks, perform magnaflux or other accepted method to find cracks not visible to the
2-18.104.22.168 Shackles. Replace worn or damaged shackles by removing pin holding shackle to hook or wire. Install new
shackle and secure pin.
2-22.214.171.124 Hook. Replace worn or damaged hook by removing pin securing shackle to hook. Install new hook and
secure to shackle.
2-126.96.36.199 Wire rope. Replace wire ropes when worn or damaged in accordance with Appendix C in TB 43-0142.
2-16.7 Electrical wiring and cables
2-16.7.1 Cleaning and inspection. Inspect wiring and harnesses for chafed or burned insulation. Look for causes of
chafing or burns. Inspect terminal connectors for corrosion, loose connections, and broken parts. Clean corrosion and
replace damaged connector pins or wires, replace damaged connectors, or replace harness assembly. Check mounting
hardware, hangers, and receptacles for tightness. Tighten if necessary.
2-16.7.2 Repair and replacement. When replacing wires or repairing wire harnesses, lay wires alongside wire or
harness and cut new wires at least 1 ½ inches longer than wire being replaced.
2-16.8 Threaded parts. Visually inspect screws, nuts, and fittings for damage. Replace if damaged. If threads are
only slightly damaged, chase threads with charing tool. Replace cross threaded parts. Visually inspect tapped holes for
damage. If threads are damaged, tap holes for next oversize screw or thread. If retapping weakens part, replace part.
Section V. Storage
2-17 Short-term storage. If barge is taken out of service for more than 7 days but less than 30 days, and bridge crane
is not to be used while in storage, perform the following procedures before placing this equipment in short-term storage.
Perform weekly scheduled maintenance requirements as listed in paragraph 2-16.1.
Move both cranes as far aft as possible. Raise hoist hook to topmost position and secure chains.
Open power panel 1 circuit breaker 6P5 in ROWPU space.
Store 2-ton hoist.