Equipment Authorization and Publication
(1) Allowances for food preparation, serving, and storage equipment for appropriated
fund dining facilities are in Common Table of Allowances (CTA) 50-909.
(2) Funds for equipment in modernization, renovation, and new construction projects
are included in the Military Construction, Army (MCA) program.
(3) Commanders and food service personnel must ensure that funds for expendable
supplies for the above projects are programmed. The CTA 50-909 should be used to determine
expendable requirements such as brushes, glassware, and china while opening a newly
constructed, renovated, or modernized dining facility.
(1) CTA 50-909 provides a flexible basis of issue that may be used to acquire certain
common items of field and garrison equipment and furnishings.
(2) Dining facility equipment is located in Tables 11-22. The equipment in each table is
listed by line number (LIN), basis of issue, remarks, unit of issue and allowances.
(3) TM 5-636 provides basic information of personnel involved in the maintenance of
commercial food service equipment. It includes information on general maintenance, preventive
maintenance, troubleshooting, and a list of general recommended spare parts.
(4) DA PAM 738-750 covers preparation and management of forms and records
required to manage maintenance, control the use, and report warranty actions and deficiencies.
Operation and Maintenance
A training program for all dining facility personnel on the operation and proper operator
maintenance of food service equipment should be requested from the Directorate of Engineering
(DEH) in accordance with AR 420-55.
(1) The food service specialist (FSS) or contractor will establish and maintain, in the
dining facility, the Maintenance Request Register (DA Form 2405).
(2) A properly maintained register will be used as a historical record of equipment
failures and as a means to determine incomplete work requests requiring follow-up actions.
(3) This register will also serve as a ready source to answer questions on maintenance
requests as a means for formulating budget requests when the cost of repairs exceeds the
maintenance expenditure limits as outlined in the technical bulletin (TB) applicable to the