2-7. PMCS PROCEDURES - cont.
Term "ready/available" and "mission capable" refer to the same status: Equipment is on
hand and ready to perform its combat missions (See DA Pam 738-750)
The "EQUII'MENT IS NOT READY/AVAILABLE IF column in Table 2-1 tells you when your equipment is not
mission capable and why the system cannot be used.
If the equipment does not perform as required, refer to Chapter 3, Section II, Troubleshooting.
If anything looks wrong and you can't fix it, write it on your DA Form 2404. IMMEDIATELY, report it to your
The following are checks that are common to the entire water system
Keep the equipment clean. Remove dirt, sand and debris from quick disconnect couplings, hose ends,
gate valves and distribution nozzles to prevent excessive wear and contamination of the water system
Use soap and water to remove dirt Do not contaminate system with any type of cleaning solvent.
Bolts, nuts and screws Check them for obvious looseness, missing, bent or broken condition on gate
valves If you find a bolt, nut or screw you think is loose, tighten it or report it to your supervisor.
(3) Hoses. Look for wear, damage and leaks. Make sure clamps and quick disconnect couplings are tight
Wet spots show leaks, but a stain around a fitting or connector can also mean a leak. If a leak comes
from a loose fitting or coupling, tighten it. If something is broken or worn out, report it to your supervisor.
When you check for "operating condition", look at the component to see if it's serviceable.
2-8. LEAKAGE DEFINITIONS FOR OERATOR PMCS.
It is necessary for you to know how fluid leakage affects the status of the equipment Following are types are
types/classes of leakage an operator needs to know to be able to determine the status of the water system. Learn these
leakage definitions and remember when in doubt, notify your supervisor.
Equipment operation is allowable with minor leakages (Class I or II). Of course,
consideration must be given to fluid capacity in the system. When in doubt, notify
When operating with Class I or II leaks, continue to check fluid levels as required in
Class III leaks should be reported immediately to your supervisor.
Class I - See page of fluid (as indicated by wetness or discoloration) not great enough to form drops.