EQUIPMENT TAG OUT
You will make repairs to piping systems and valves
Whenever you make repairs to piping systems, you
frequently during your naval career. Normally you will
will be required to isolate and tag out that section of the
make permanent repairs that require you to make
system. The tag-out program provides a procedure to be
templates, targets, and flanges. But, you need to know
used when a component, apiece ofequipment, a system,
how to use the Metallic Pipe and General-Purpose
or a portion of a system must be isolated because of
Damage Control Kit to make a temporary repair in the
some abnormal condition. The tag-out program also
event of an emergency.
provides a procedure to be used when an instrument
becomes unreliable or is not operating properly. The
When you have gained experience, you will make
major difference between equipment tag-out and
bends in piping and tubing without affecting the quality
instrument tag-out is that labels are used for instrument
of the material or the operation of the system. However,
tag-out and tags are used for equipment tag-out.
always remember that safety comes first. Use the
tag-out system to prevent the injury of personnel or
Detailed information on equipment tag-out
other damage from occurring.
procedures can be found in chapter 1 of this manual.