Section 4. ELECTRONICS AND COMMUNICATIONS MAINTENANCE SHOPS
FUNCTION. The electronics and communications maintenance shops may in-
clude necessary facilities for maintenance and repair of radio and radar
equipment, radiation aids, sonar equipment, transmission and reception
equipment, and guided bombs. Maintenance and repair of nonairborne equipment
for Navy and Marine Corps air stations may be done in ground electronics
maintenance shops (GEM) where it is not feasible to effect repairs at the
operating site. Included in GEM shops may be separate facilities for
teletypewriter repair and indoor facilities for the repair of antennas and
installed mobile electronic equipment.
LOCATION. The electronics and communications maintenance shops shall be
located in the operational area of the installation being served and shall
have both truck and rail access. The GEM shops need have only truck access.
These shops shall be located in radio interference-free zones and the roof
mounted radio and radar antennas shall be free of line-of-sight obstructions.
ARCHITECTURAL REQUIREMENTS. Standard materials and finishes for the
electronics and communications maintenance shops and the GEM shop shall be as
specified in NAVFAC DM-l. Special areas, construction, and finishes are as
Teletype Room. The teletype room shall contain a cleaning
and degreasing area of fire-resistive construction. In addition, this area
shall have an emergency shower and eyewash with floor drain.
Guided Missile Test Area. In complexes having guided missile
repair capacities, there shall be a test area of approximately 10,000 square
feet complete with required safety features.
Crystal Fabrication Room. The crystal fabrication room shall
be provided with etching tanks with appropriate vents and an emergency eyewash
and shower with floor drain.
Sonar Transducer Room. The sonar transducer room shall be of
fire-resistive construction and shall contain cleaning vats, spray booths, oil
storage, paint storage, and an emergency eyewash and shower with floor drain.
Cryptographic Maintenance Room. In facilities containing
cryptographic maintenance, this room shall be combined with teletype repair.
Toilet Facilities. Toilet, locker, and shower facilities
shall be provided for both male and female personnel.
Paint Storage. A paint storage facility shall be provided
similar to flammable storage facilities described in Section 14 of Aircraft
Maintenance Facilities, NAVFAC DM-28.1.
Paint Spray Areas. Paint spray booths or rooms shall meet
the requirements of NFPA 33.