immediately if a deficiency is noted which would dam-
age the equipment. If the defect cannot be remedied by
Operator's preventive maintenance is the systematic
the operator, higher category of maintenance or repair
care, servicing, and inspection of equipment to pre-
vent the occurence of trouble, to reduce downtime,
and to assure that the equipment is serviceable.
5-2. Preventive Maintenance Checks and
a Systematic Care. The procedures given in para-
graphs 5-3, 6-4, 5-5, and 5-6 cover routine sys-
Preventive maintenance checks and services of the
tematic care and cleaning essential to proper upkeep
technical control facility are required daily, weekly
and operation of the equipment. Item numbers in-
dicate the sequence of minimum inspection require-
a Paragraph 5-3 specifies the checks and services
that must be performed every day that the equipment
b. Preventive Maintenance Checks and Services.
is used, and under the special conditions listed below:
The preventive maintenance checks and services
(1) When the equipment is initially installed.
charts (para 5-3 through 5-5) outline functions to be
(2) When the equipment is reinstalled after
performed at specific intervals. These checks and serv-
removal for any reason.
ices are designed to maintain Army Equipment in a
(3) At least once a week, if the equipment is main-
combat-serviceable condition; that is, in good general
tained in standby condition.
(physical) condition and in good operating condition.
b. Paragraph 5-4 specifies additional checks and
The charts indicate what to check, how to check, and
services that must be performed on a weekly basis.
the normal conditions. Defects discovered during
c. Paragraph 5-5 specifies other checks and services
operation of the technical control facility will be noted
that must be performed on a quarterly basis.
far future correction, to be made as soon as equipment
can be freed from service. Operation will be stopped