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NEWS | Feb. 1, 2023

MEP-831A Generator: Finding an XB-coded Part

BLUF: Because the 3-kW MEP-831A generator has a metal plate that’s coded XB, plan to make a salvage request or order it on DD Form 1348-6.

Soldier working on generator
Photo by Sgt. John Onuoha
Dear Half-Mast,

I’m searching for the NSN for the metal plate that comes with PN 98-19548. This is the support for the main access cover on the 3-kW MEP-831A generator. It’s Item 22 in Fig 27 of TM 9-6115-639-13&P (Aug 17).

No luck so far. Can you help?
Mr. S.J.

Dear Sir,

Unfortunately, that part number is coded XB. If you reference source, maintenance and recoverability (SMR) codes, XB means the part is a supported item not expected to fail and not stocked. In some cases, it may be available through salvage.

The salvage request should go to the item manager who can then check warehouses or other sources for the part. But if the part is unavailable through salvage, order the item through normal supply channels using CAGE code 30554 and PN 98-19548 on a DD Form 1348-6, DOD Single Line Item Requisition System Document.

To learn more about SMR codes, see our article HERE. And you can review how to fill out DD Form 1348-6 on Pages 56-58 of PS 797 (Apr 19). You’ll find the story in our archives HERE.
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