12 May 2003
Including change 1, 19 January 2007
SUPPLY AND AMMUNITION PIERS
STEAM AND COMPRESSED AIR. In general, steam and compressed air
services are not required on supply and ammunition piers. However, ammunition piers
that serve ballistic submarines require special considerations. See paragraph 4-7.
SALTWATER AND NONPOTABLE WATER. Provide fire protection
water as required for active berthing facilities. However, consult with the Activity and
the cognizant NAVFAC EFD/EFA OR USACE DISTRICT regarding ammunition piers
that are in an isolated area and are far removed from mobile fire apparatus. For remote
ammunition piers, design a pumping station to supply between 9,463 and 13,248 lpm
(2500 and 3500 gpm) at sufficient pressure to provide 517 kPa (75 psig) residual
pressure at the most remote outlet. Outlet connection threads must be national
standard male hose threads unless required otherwise to serve an existing system.
POTABLE WATER, SEWER, AND OILY WASTE. For supply piers,
requirements are the same as those for active berthing facilities. For ammunition piers,
provide potable water only when indicated in the project directive. However, oily waste
and sewer collection systems should always be provided. For all three systems, see
the requirements defined in Chapter 3.
ELECTRICAL SERVICE. Shore power for ships hotel service, lighting,
and power for industrial services (as required) will be provided on ammunition piers and
wharves that load missiles for nuclear powered vessels. This provision lengthens the
life of vessel reactors and decreases manpower requirements during the loading /
unloading operation. Electrical systems provided on ammunition piers must be
designed for the hazardous rating actually encountered and in accordance with NFPA
TELECOMMUNICATION SYSTEMS. Both supply piers and ammunition
piers require telecommunication systems. However, full services that are defined for
active and repair berths are not required except for ammunition piers that serve ballistic
submarines. Consult with the Activity and the cognizant NAVFAC EFD/EFA OR
USACE DISTRICT for specific requirements. In general, the design guides for active
and repair berths are applicable. The systems required are to be evaluated on a
project-by-project basis. Lastly, comply with all hazardous requirements associated
with ammunition piers.