b. Good supervisors take a strong position on preventive maintenance. They
set the example for their organization and check on their equipment and personnel
regularly. The checks used are not time consuming but they must be done regularly.
The procedure used to check meters for antistatic coating (fig 1) is a good example
of a check that can be done quickly by the supervisor. By utilizing several checks
of this type regularly, the supervisor can have a personal knowledge of equipment
condition. Time is very important to the supervisor. Study figures 1 and 2 then
develop a list of checks which can be done quickly.
a. Troubleshooting is a systematic determination of malfunctions and
defective components by indication, symptoms, and tests. Figures 3 and 4 designate
the troubleshooting responsibilities of operator/crew and organizational personnel.
The corrective action column designates those troubles which should be referred to
direct support maintenance by organizational maintenance. Supervisors must insure
that each level of maintenance stays within its own area of responsibility. Close
adherence to individual areas of responsibility will materially reduce the time
required to restore equipment to normal operation.
b. Repair parts are supplied to the using organization for replacement of
those parts most likely to become unserviceable. .The parts provided allow the
unit to accomplish all repairs which fall within the scope of the organizational
maintenance function. No special tools or equipment are required at unit level to
accomplish the assigned maintenance mission. Common tools and equipment which have
general application to the 500-ampere test stand are authorized by tables of
allowances and tables of organization and equipment.
c. Operators and organizational mechanics must be thoroughly trained in
their duties. Performance of preventive maintenance, maintenance, troubleshooting,
repair, and recordkeeping tasks must be automatic. Supervisors must insure that
this level of competence is achieved within the organization. By providing
sustain a high level of efficiency in the unit.
a. The primary function of a lubricant is to decrease wear and maintain
efficiency by reducing frictional heat. Lubricants should be stored in a clean dry
place away from external heat. Every precaution must be taken to prevent lubricant
contamination. When a lubricant becomes contaminated with dust, dirt, water, etc,
it cannot perform its function. Oil cans and other lubricating equipment should be
cleaned before and after lubricating operations. When exposed to air, lubricants
form a spongy film. Airtight containers must be used for storage.
b. Lubrication should take place in a clean protected environment. Protect
open containers from contamination and use a clean dry cloth to wipe excess
lubricant from the machine being serviced.
c. Specific information on the cleaning and lubricating procedure for the
500-ampere test stand is contained in figures 5 and 6. Personnel should be
familiar with the color, texture, and consistency of the lubricants used on various
parts of the mechanism. Every once in awhile lubricants are improperly
manufactured or improperly labeled. This can be disastrous. Using a lubricant
with the wrong characteristics causes rapid equipment failure in many situations.
Complicated tests are required to classify lubricants which have similar
characteristics. However, alert personnel can spot lubricant differences which
could bring about the disastrous situation.
OS 010, 7-P5