UFC 4-150-0801 April 2001ABSTRACT
This handbook is a guide for engineers, planners and facility personnel in scheduling,inspection, maintenance, and repairs of mooring hardware at waterfront facilities andrelated facilities. Initial chapters provide a summary of responsibilities and policies, fieldinspection guidelines, and mooring hardware types. Inspection levels, methods,planning, and techniques and checklists are covered for above water inspection.General load capacity testing procedures are described and illustrated for generalmooring hardware.This UFC provides guidance for the specialized inspection and testing of mooringhardware at waterfront facilities and related facilities. Inspection levels, methods, andtesting procedures are presented for the mooring hardware. The testing procedurespresented herein allot for a more detailed load capacity assessment of specifiedmooring hardware. The resulting findings of inspections of mooring hardware andfendering are to guide facility personnel in the selection of appropriate analysis, repair and replacement techniques, maintenance, inspection of fieldwork for acceptability, andplanning the follow-on inspection requirements.The standards and methods presented herein are a guide to the planning, inspection,assessment, and reporting of mooring hardware conditions. The standards andmethods outlined have been developed from the best technical sources in industry andthe military services.