LRPO, and shall be recorded in microcuries.
4-26. LEAK TEST PROCEDURE
d. Wipe tests made by users in the U.S., Puerto
a. The tester contains two sealed sources. Both
Rico, Panama and Korea shall be sent to: Chief, us Army
of the sources must be tested for radiation leakage to
Ionizing Radiation Dosimetry Center, AMXTM-S-LR-DN,
Lexington, KY 40511-5102.
b. The following items are required to performing
e. Wipe tests made by USAREUR units shall be
the leak test:
sent to: Radiac ACL, Pirmasens, 524th Maintenance
(1) Transparent plastic wrapping material.
(TMDE) Co., APO NY 09138-4628.
(2) Pressure sensitive transparent tape.
f. Overseas users in other than USAREUR units
(3) Cotton swab with wooden stem.
will be notified of Army laboratories to which wipe tests
(4) Detergent and water solution.
shall be sent.
(5) Aluminum or other metallic foil.
g. Units that receive leak test kits every six
(6) Radiac meter AN-PDR/27 or equivalent.
months are not required to send test results to TACOM.
The test results are forwarded to TACOM by the U.S.
Army Ionizing Radiation Dosimetry Center.
a. Place a sheet of clean plastic wrap on an
h. Users who do not receive leak test kits every
uncontaminated surface near the tester.
six months, shall send test results to Commander,
b. Make sure the testers handle is locked in the
TACOM, ATTN: AMSTA-CZ. Test results shall include
"SAFE" position, and that the shutter is closed. (See Fig.
the LRPO's name, and a statement that the tester is
being used only by trained personnel.
(1) The LR PO shall ensure that test results are
recorded and submitted on DA Form 3252-R (Punch
Card Transmission Worksheet Radioisotope Inventory
and Leak Test Report), as required by AR 385-11 and
(2) When filling out the DA Form 3252-R, use
the last five digits of the tester serial number for blocks
i. The LRPO shall immediately withdraw a tester
from use when results of leak testing reveal the
presence of 0.005 or more microcuries. Immediately
thereafter, the LRPO shall notify the installation's RPO,
the RCO, and the Commander, TACOM. The telephone
shall be used to notify TACOM. A request for instructions
from TACOM shall also be made during the telephone
call. TACOM (AMSTA-CZ) telephone numbers are:
(1) During office hours: DSN 7866121/6194,
Commercial (313) 574-6121/6194.
(2) After office hours: DSN 786-5511,
Figure 4-1. Model MC-1 Nuclear Method Density and
Commercial (313) 574-5511.