errors are brought to the attention of the operator for
correction as required by OPNAVINST 4790.4.
Automated Work Request (AWR)-OPNAV
This form is produced by the computer and
combines the basic information submitted on the
OPNAV 4790/2K and the planning information
submitted on the OPNAV 4790/2P, if the 2P has been
entered into the IMMS. A simulated AWR, produced
under the Shipboard Non-Tactical ADP System
(SNAP), is a valid work request and will be accepted by
all involved activities (see figure 2-5). An AWR may be
used for any of the following purposes:
To describe all work and planning information
relating to a specific job
To enter planning information relating to a
specific job with the OPNAV 4790/2K replacing
the OPNAV 4790/2P
By an IMA to conduct advance planning of a
tended units availability
Chapter 12 of OPNAVINST 4790.4 contains
detailed information on this form.
Ships Configuration Change FormOPNAV
4790/CK and Ships Configuration Change
Form Continuation PageOPNAV 4790/CK(C)
These forms shown in figures 2-6A and 2-6B are
used to report configuration changes at the individual
When you use the OPNAV 4790/CK form, you do
not need to document the associated maintenance action
on an OPNAV 4790/2K form. The OPNAV 4790/CK
form is used both as a closing deferral for reporting the
accomplishment of a previously deferred maintenance
action that results in a configuration change, and as a
completed maintenance action (no prior deferral)
reporting a configuration change.
A configuration change occurs whenever a
maintenance action results in the following situations:
Addition or installation of any new equipment.
Deletion or removal of any installed equipment.
Replacement or exchange of any equipment. A
replacement or exchange is reported as the
removal of an installed equipment and
installation of a new equipment.
Modification of any installed equipment. A
modification results from a maintenance action
that alters the design or operating characteristics
of the equipment, or a maintenance action in
which nonstandard replacement parts (not
identified on the APL or in the technical manual)
Relocation of any equipment.
Accomplishment of any alteration directive.
Two excellent documents that provide
block-by-block instructions for completing the OPNAV
4790/CK are OPNAVINST 4790.4 (3-M Manual) and
SPCCINST 4441.170, the COSAL Use and Mainte-
CURRENT SHIPS MAINTENANCE
The CSMP is an administrative system that provides
the command and work center with the management
data needed for the systematic accomplishment of repair
and alteration of ships hull, installed equipment, and
material. It identifies at any one time the backlog of
deferred maintenance for each work center. The MDS
provides the means for gathering this information. If the
information provided is not accurate or up-to-date or is
improperly used by supervisors or maintenance
technicians, the CSMP system is worthless.
The usefulness of the MDS depends upon your
accuracy, thoroughness, and timeliness in reporting
information. The MDS is a system in which potential
benefits are directly proportional to the efforts applied.
Programs for improving reliability, maintainability, and
logistic support of fleet equipment depend on how
conscientiously you adhere to reporting procedures.
PLANNED MAINTENANCE SYSTEM (PMS)
The Planned Maintenance System provides each
command with a simple standard means for planning,
scheduling, controlling, and performing planned
maintenance of all equipment. PMS maintenance
actions are the minimum required to maintain the
equipment in a fully operable condition. Maintenance
procedures are contained on cards called maintenance
requirement cards (MRCs).
Maintenance Requirement Cards (MRCs)
The MRCs provide detailed information for
performing preventive maintenance. They state exactly