HYDROFLUORIC ACIDA compound
commonly referred to as rust remover, it is a
colorless, volatile, fuming, corrosive acid used to
removed rust and tannin stains from clothing.
HYDROGEN PEROXIDEA mild liquid
oxidizing bleach used chiefly for removal of
organic stains such as bloodstains.
INACTIVE PHASEA phase within the life
cycle of bacteria during which they are not active
or reproducing but are not dead either. Instead
of remaining active or dying, the bacteria are
rendered helpless while the area in which they are
located is kept sanitized. The bacteria survive by
forming a tough outer shell and are not affected
by disinfectants, heat, or cold. Once the area is
not sanitized or conditions become favorable
again, these inactive cells become active and
INCINERATORA furnace or container
used to burn waste materials.
INDIVIDUAL LOTSLots of laundry
including officer and chief petty officer personal
clothing normally delivered to the laundry in net
INSOLUBLE SOILSSoils such as earth,
concrete, dust, sand, carbon, ashes, lint, hair, and
so forth. These types of soil are insoluble in water
or chemical solvents. Most insoluble soils are
dispersed during the wash cycle and complete
removal is difficult because these soils may
redeposit on the clothes, causing a gray look on
INTERLOCK SWITCHSwitch that
prevents the wash motor of the washer extractor
from activating while the outer shell door is
INTRASTORE TRANSFERA movement
of material from the responsibility of one sales
outlet operator to that of another.
INVENTORYThe process of identifying,
counting, and evaluating all stock on hand at a
INVENTORY TEAMA team normally
consisting of two persons; one person counts while
the other records those counts on the Inventory
Count Sheet, NAVSUP Form 238.
ISSUEAn expenditure of stock for some
further purpose. Issues reduce accountability.
JOG SWITCHA switch that is depressed
simultaneously with the reverse or forward switch
on the washer extractor to rotate the cylinder of
the washer to the proper position for loading or
LAUNDRY BASKETSBaskets used to
transport clothing from one work station in the
ships laundry to another.
LAUNDRY MARKMark placed on cloth-
ing for identification purposes. The mark includes
the first letter of the individuals last name plus
the last four numbers of the individuals social
LAUNDRY SHIFTA period normally last-
ing 8 hours with 3 shifts per day. Normally done
in shipboard laundries that require operation past
normal working hours to complete the laundry.
LAUNDRY SUMMARY SHEETA record
used to summarize what the laundry accomplished
during a weekly period; includes pounds washed,
pieces pressed, and supplies usage data.
LAUNDRY WORKFLOWRouting laundry
from one work station to another for the purpose
of efficient production.
LAYOUT SKETCHSketch of each sales
outlet and bulk storeroom prepared by the ships
store officer including each bin, shelf, showcase,
and so forth, in each space identified by a number.
LINT SCREENA rectangular-shaped screen
that catches lint and dirt; located in the lower
portion of the tumbler dryer; referred to as the
primary lint trap.
LINT TRAP BAGSFine mesh bags
available through the Ships Store Contract
Bulletin; used normally on secondary lint traps
to catch lint and dirt before they enter the exhaust
duct from the tumbler dryer.
LINT TRAPDOORA door that provides
access to the lint screen; located on the lower part
of the tumbler dryer.
LOAD LIMITSThe maximum amount of
clothes in pounds that may be placed in a piece
of equipment based on manufacturers
recommendation and washing formulas.