GENERAL INFORMATION (Contd)
REPORTING EQUIPMENT IMPROVEMENT RECOMMENDATIONS (EIR)
If your BEB needs improvement, let us know. Send us an EIR. You, the user, are the
only one who can tell us what you don't like about your equipment. Let us know why
you don't like the design or performance. The preferred method for submitting a
Quality Deficiency Report (QDR) is through the Army Electronic Product Support
(AEPS) website under the Electronic Deficiency Reporting System (EDRS). The web
address is: https://aeps.ria.army.mil. This is a secured site requiring a password
which can be applied for on the front page of the website. If the above method is not
available to you, put it on an SF 368, Product Quality Deficiency Report (PQDR),
and mail it to us at: U.S. Army Tank-automotive and Armaments Command, ATTN:
AMSTA-TR-E/PQDR MS 267, 6501 E. 11 Mile Road, Warren, MI 48397-5000. We'll
send you a reply.
There is not a separate Hand Receipt for the BEB MK II-S. For a complete list of
end-item-related equipment (i.e., COEI, BII, and AAL) that must be accounted for,
CORROSION PREVENTION AND CONTROL (CPC)
Whenever the BEB has been exposed to seawater (salt
water) or any aggressive water or chemicals, it must
always be rinsed with fresh water to prevent corrosion.
Failure to comply will result in damage to equipment.
Anodes are installed on hull keel, keel coolers, and
hydrojet units to prevent corrosion from electrolysis.
Corrosion Prevention and Control (CPC) of Army materiel is a continuing concern. It
is important that any corrosion problems be reported so corrections and/or
improvements can be made to future items.
Corrosion specifically occurs with metals. It is an electrochemical process that causes
the degradation to metals. It is commonly caused by exposure to moisture, acids,
bases, or salts. An example is rusting iron. Corrosion damage in metals can be seen,
depending on the metal, in the form of tarnish, surface residue or oxidation, pitting,
Plastics, composites, and rubbers will also degrade. Their deterioration is caused by
exposure to heat, oxygen, solvents, or light (typically ultraviolet). An example is
deteriorated rubber weather stripping. Degradation from excessive exposure of these
elements can be seen in the form of shrinkage, hardening, cracks, and breaks.
If a corrosion problem is identified, it should be reported using SF 368, Product
Quality Deficiency Report. Use of key words such as corrosion, rust deterioration, or
cracking will ensure that the information is identified as a CPC problem.