TEST EQUIPMENT ADMINISTRATION AND USE
Learning objectives are stated at the beginning of each chapter. These learning objectives serve as a
preview of the information you are expected to learn in the chapter. The comprehensive check questions
included are based on the objectives. By successfully completing the NRTC, you indicate that you have
met the objectives and have learned the information.
Upon completing this chapter, you should be able to:
1. Describe the Ship Configuration and Logistic Support Information System (SCLSIS).
2. State the differences between calibration and repair.
3. Explain the various calibration status labels used by the Navy.
4. List the procedures for obtaining repairs to test equipment.
5. Describe the Metrology Automated System for Uniform Recall and Reporting (MEASURE)
System and the purpose of the Metrology Equipment Recall and Reporting (METER) card and
6. Describe major test equipment references available to you.
7. Explain the purposes and benefits of testing.
8. State the safety precautions involved in working with test equipment.
9. List three precautions you should observe to avoid damaging electric measuring instruments.
10. State the correct procedures for using a safety shorting probe.
11. Describe resistance, voltage, and current measurements in terms of purposes, methods, and
12. Describe how capacitance and inductance are measured.
13. Explain the operation of bridges in the measurement of unknown resistances, capacitances, and
One purpose of this chapter is to acquaint you with the practical use of test equipment. The presence
of adequate test equipment in your shop is not in itself a "cure-all" for making repairs to complex
electronic equipment. You must know how to best use the equipment available. First, however, you must
understand the basis of electronic theory and be able to apply it to the system under repair.