LRPO, and shall be recorded in microcuries.
d. Wipe tests made by users in the U.S., Puerto
Rico, Panama and Korea shall be sent to: Chief, us Army
Ionizing Radiation Dosimetry Center, AMXTM-S-LR-DN,
Lexington, KY 40511-5102.
e. Wipe tests made by USAREUR units shall be
sent to: Radiac ACL, Pirmasens, 524th Maintenance
(TMDE) Co., APO NY 09138-4628.
f. Overseas users in other than USAREUR units
will be notified of Army laboratories to which wipe tests
shall be sent.
g. Units that receive leak test kits every six
months are not required to send test results to TACOM.
The test results are forwarded to TACOM by the U.S.
Army Ionizing Radiation Dosimetry Center.
h. Users who do not receive leak test kits every
six months, shall send test results to Commander,
TACOM, ATTN: AMSTA-CZ. Test results shall include
the LRPOs name, and a statement that the tester is
being used only by trained personnel.
(1) The LR PO shall ensure that test results are
recorded and submitted on DA Form 3252-R (Punch
Card Transmission Worksheet Radioisotope Inventory
and Leak Test Report), as required by AR 385-11 and
(2) When filling out the DA Form 3252-R, use
the last five digits of the tester serial number for blocks
i. The LRPO shall immediately withdraw a tester
from use when results of leak testing reveal the
presence of 0.005 or more microcuries. Immediately
thereafter, the LRPO shall notify the installations RPO,
the RCO, and the Commander, TACOM. The telephone
shall be used to notify TACOM. A request for instructions
from TACOM shall also be made during the telephone
call. TACOM (AMSTA-CZ) telephone numbers are:
(1) During office hours: DSN 7866121/6194,
Commercial (313) 574-6121/6194.
Commercial (313) 574-5511.
4-26. LEAK TEST PROCEDURE
a. The tester contains two sealed sources. Both
of the sources must be tested for radiation leakage to
comply with AR 385-11. See Para 4-25.
b. The following items are required to performing
the leak test:
Transparent plastic wrapping material.
Pressure sensitive transparent tape.
Cotton swab with wooden stem.
Detergent and water solution.
Aluminum or other metallic foil.
Radiac meter AN-PDR/27 or equivalent.
a. Place a sheet of clean plastic wrap on an
uncontaminated surface near the tester.
b. Make sure the testers handle is locked in the
"SAFE" position, and that the shutter is closed. (See Fig.
Figure 4-1. Model MC-1 Nuclear Method Density and