12 May 2003
Including change 1, 19 January 2007
if there is an existing metering program and integrate new meters into such existing
programs. Where metering is not initially provided, then include provisions for the easy
future addition of meters. This may include providing concrete meter vaults or access
covers in pipe trenches. Consult with the cognizant NAVFAC EFD/EFA OR USACE
DISTRICT for specific instructions.
PAINT AND FINISH REQUIREMENTS. Evaluate the requirements for
paint and finish systems. Final requirements will be based upon geographical location,
the respective utility system, Station standards and preferences, and the guidance
defined in MIL-HDBK-1110, Paints and Protective Coatings for Facilities. The designer
must confer with the Activity and the cognizant NAVFAC EFD/EFA OR USACE
DISTRICT. Final designs must be based upon the paint manufacturers's written
instructions, especially with respect to surface preparation and paint/finish application.
UTILITY CONNECTIONS COLOR CODES. To ensure safety, shore-to-
ship utility service connections use the standardized federal color codes as an
identification system on wharf and pierside connections and hose assemblies. The
primary identifiers should be plain language tags, nameplates, or labels. Special
emphasis should be applied to potable water, nonpotable water and the sewer system.
The color code system is defined in Chapter 6.
DEPERMING PIERS AND FACILITIES. Deperming piers and magnetic
silencing facilities require special design consideration because of the magnetic
operations. As a result, non-magnetic piping and conduit materials are required. This
includes materials such as PVC, fiberglass and aluminum.