Following favorable review of the laboratory test results and health hazard assessment, the coating product may be required by the applicable specification to undergo fleet service testing prior to being placed on the qualified product list.
Fleet service tests provide a baseline of product performance, but not all military specifications require them. The manufacturer should refer to the applicable specification for in-service performance testing requirements. NAVSEA 05P2 will contact the coating manufacturer and work with fleet schedulers to make arrangements for a test ship. Close coordination is required during this phase of qualification to ensure adequate material is provided in time to meet the ship’s limited availability schedule. Specific questions regarding fleet service testing should be addressed to NAVSEA 05P2.