Part 6. BATTERY SHOP
FUNCTION. The battery shop contains space and equipment for receiving,
cleaning, testing, repair, charging, and issuing of batteries for ground
support equipment and for aircraft.
LOCATION. The battery shop should be located in proximity to maintenance
hangars and to the ground support equipment maintenance shop. Charger Room
for charger units shall be separated from the Lead Acid Shop as required by
Section 503-14 of the National Electrical Code.
SPACE REQUIREMENTS. The battery shop normally consists of a Nickel
Cadmium (NICAD) shop and a lead acid shop. The NICAD shop is normally in a
22-foot by 21-foot area with layout as shown on Facility Plate (FP) No.
218-50, sheets l and 2. The lead acid shop is normally in a 28-foot and
8-inch by 21-foot area with layout as shown on FP No. 218-50, sheets 1 and 2.
If toilet facilities are not available in a nearby adjacent facility, a
central core area (toilet, office, and storage with janitor service sink)
shall be provided between the two shops as shown on FP No. 218-50, sheet 2.
Toilet may be used by male or female personnel.
FUNCTIONAL. Functional relationship diagrams are provided as FP No.
218-50, sheet 3. It is essential that there be no direct access between the
NICAD shop and the lead acid shop. Refer to page 28.4-38, paragraph 9.b, for
more details. Sections through shops are provided on FP No. 218-50, sheet 4.
ARCHITECTURAL AND STRUCTURAL REQUIREMENTS. Architectural and structural
requirements for shops and central core area are given in NAVFAC DM-l and DM-2
Series, respectively, and as follows:
Structure and Exterior Walls. The structure shall be constructed
of steel roof joists on insulated masonry load bearing exterior walls or metal
framing members with metal wall panel system (preformed (corrugated) metal
exterior panels, insulation, and interior metal panel).
Roof. The roof shall be insulated built-up roofing or insulated
metal roof panels.
Interior Partitions and Interior Side of Exterior Walls. Partitions
shall be concrete masonry units (CMU) or metal finish panels as indicated in
Floors. Floors shall be concrete with finish in shops as given in
paragraph 5.g. (3)
Charging Bench Floor Matting. Provide 3-foot wide non-slip matting
in front of all charging benches. The matting shall protect personnel from
electric shock and slipping hazards and shall conform to ASTM D 178, Rubber
Insulating Matting, Class 2.