Section IV. UNIT PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE CHECKS AND SERVICES (PMCS)
3-12. GENERAL. Table 3-2 (Unit PMCS table) has been provided so you can keep your Self-Contained, Toxic
Environment, Protective Outfit-Interim in good operating condition and ready for its primary mission.
3-12.1 After You Operate. Be sure to perform your after operation (A), PMCS after the equipment has been taken out of
its mission mode or returned to its containment area.
3-12.2 Quarterly Checks. Perform your Quarterly (Q) PMCS to ensure no damage has occurred during * storage and
that the equipment is ready for use.
3-12.3 If Your Equipment Fails To Operate. Troubleshoot with proper equipment. Report any deficiencies using the
proper forms. See DA PAM 738-750.
3-13. UNIT PMCS PROCEDURES.
The Preventive Maintenance Checks and Services table lists the inspections and care of your equipment
required to keep it in good operating condition.
Use the "Item No." column of the PMCS table to supply the item number used in the TM Number" column of DA
The interval column of the PMCS table tells you when to do a certain check or service.
Perform the monthly PMCS if:
You are assigned to maintain the equipment and it has not been operated since the last PMCS.
Your are inspecting the equipment for the first time.
The item to be inspected column of the PMCS table tells you the piece of equipment and the part to be
The procedure column of the PMCS table tells you how to do the required checks and services. Carefully follow
Equipment is not ready/available if: column tells you when and why your equipment cannot be used.
If your equipment does not perform as required, refer to Chapter 3 under Troubleshooting for possible problems.
Report any malfunctions or failures on DA Form 2404, or refer to DA PAM B 738750.
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