OPERATORS PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE CHECKS AND SERVICES (PMCS)
Before You Operate the Bath Unit.
Always keep in mind the CAUTIONS
Perform your before (B) PMCS.
While You Operate.
Always keep in mind the CAUTIONS and WARNINGS.
Perform your during (D) PMCS.
After You Operate.
Organizational personnel will perform PMCS after (A)
If Your Equipment Fails to Operate.
Troubleshoot with proper equipment.
Report any deficiencies using DA Form 2407, see DA PAM 738-750.
The PMCS procedures are contained in table 2-1 below.
are arranged in logical sequence requiring a minimum amount of time and motion on
the part of the persons performing them and are arranged so that there will be
minimum interference between persons performing checks simultaneously.
Item Number Column.
Checks and services are numbered in chronological
order regardless of interval.
This column is used as a source of item numbers
for the TM Number
column on DA Form 2404, Equipment Inspection and Maintenance
in recording results of PMCS.
The columns headed B, D, and A contain a dot
() opposite the appropriate check.
Thus, if a given check is performed before
operation, a dot is placed opposite the checks in the
B column, if the check
is made after operation, the dot is placed in the column headed A, and if the
same check is made in two or more periods,
a dot is placed in each applicable
Item To Be Inspected Column.
The items to be inspected are identified
by a few words, usually the common name.
This column contains a brief description of the
procedure by which the check is to be performed.
It contains all the information
required to accomplish the checks and services, including appropriate tolerances,
adjustment limits, and instrument and gage readings.
Equipment Is Not Ready/Available If Column.
This column contains the
criteria which will cause the equipment to be classified as not ready or not
available because of inability to perform its primary mission.
Perform weekly as well as before operations if you are the assigned
operator and have not operated the item since the last weekly or if you are
operating the item for the first time.
See paragraph 188.8.131.52c, MIL-M-63036.
Leakage definitions for operator/crew PMCS shall be classified as
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