SUPPLEMENTAL OPERATING, MAINTENANCE AND
REPAIR PARTS INSTRUCTIONS (SOMARPI)
TESTER, DENSITY AND MOISTURE (SOIL AND
ASPHALT) NUCLEAR METHOD
CAMPBELL PACIFIC NUCLEAR CORPORATION MODEL MC-1
information for Army users and are Army oriented
instructions to assist in managing and expediting
maintenance repair parts supply, technical assistance,
and user problems.
requisitioning is 3M.
a. The Density and Moisture Tester is a
Commercial Construction Equipment (CCE) type used to
measure the density and moisture content of soils,
soilstone aggregates, and also the density of hot asphalt
while the mix is being compacted.
b. Operation of the tester will be only by
Operators Training Course as defined in Section IV.
Using units and operators shall not operate testers
without an assigned qualified LRPO. Operators will be
supervised by a Local Radiation Protection Officer
(LRPO) who has successfully completed the training
requirements as stated in Para 4-9.c. Radiation Control
Officers of Major Commands will monitor the LRPOs or
operators (in the case of a using unit without qualified
LRPO or ALRPO). The TACOM Safety Office will insure
compliance with the Nuclear Regulatory Commission
(NRC) license by monitoring reports of inventory, leak
tests, incident and equipment improvement reports, by
Inspection Teams, and by liaison with Radioactive
Material Control Points (For details, see Section IV).
a. Organizational maintenance consisting of
external cleaning, battery charging and replacement,
fuse changing, shutter
performed by the operator. Wipe (leak) tests will be
performed by the LRPO or Operator (in the absence of a
qualified LRPO or ALRPO at the using unit).
b. TACOM, as required, will issue a Task
Order/Work Directive/Order for all supplies and services
for major repairs to the contractor authorizing necessary
work. TACOM can place a dollar limit on work
instructions of designated repair facility. (Users will retain
and use the original container, for shipping testers for
c. Contractor will repair or overhaul testers and
ship them back to users.
d. The contractor will bill the government for his
labor, materials, parts and shipping cost.
e. TACOM will obtain confirmation from the
using unit that repairs have been accomplished and will
authorize payment of the repair bill.
f. The contractor will be responsible for disposing
of unserviceable, unrepairable testers upon receipt of
disposal instructions from NICP at TACOM.
a. Maintenance None. All maintenance above
organization (see Para 5-3.a.) will be obtained by
evacuation to the designated contractors facility.
b. Supply DS units backing up the using units will