the stowage of material and equipment. Some of thest
room for all the varied sizes and lengths of materials
important of these are as follows:
that you may use. However, storage should be provided
in the pipe shop for the most commonly used pipe sizes
and also for the leftover lengths that accumulate in the
Stow material neatly and in such a way that
course of time. Overhead or bulkhead storage racks are
you can get it when you need it.
often used for stowage of piping. Stowage should be
provided in the pipe shop for the most commonly used
Identify all materials. A piece of carbon
molybdenum steel looks just like a piece of
valves, fittings, bolts, nuts, rivets, and other items
required for piping repairs.
mild steel, but you cannot use the two materials
for the same purpose. Materials should be
identified by labels for each bin or rack, by
Weld Shop Stowage. --In a welding shop, you will
shipping tags attached to the materials, by
have the problem of stowing welding machines,
welding rods, protective equipment, and all the other
color-code markings (when applicable), and by
stock number. Keeping the stock number with
gear required for welding. Particular precautions should
the material will save you time and trouble
be taken in stowing electrodes to make sure that they
when you need to reorder material.
will be kept dry and that the coated surfaces will not be
Protect all materials against rust and other
corrosion and against other kinds of damage.
Sheet Metal Shop Stowage.--In the sheet metal
shop and in the shipfitter shop, the stowage of large
Be sure that your stowage facilities include
sheets, bars, or structural shapes will present special
provision for securing for sea. Metal sheets,
problems. In a general-purpose HT shop, the require-
bars, structural shapes, pipes, and tubes must be
ments vary so much from day to day that you will
secured so that they will not shift when the ship
probably find it impracticable to stow large amounts of
is underway. Padeyes, turnbuckles, wedges,
any one material; instead, you will draw your material
bars, and C-clamps can be used to secure
as you need it from a storeroom. The main stowage
problem that you are likely to have in a general-purpose
HT shop is the stowage of leftover materials.
Within the limits of available space, provide
STOWAGE REQUIREMENTS.--No matter what
stowage facilities that will make the shop a
type of shop you are in, certain general rules apply to
convenient place to work.
Figure 2-6.--Shell section of a destroyer.