SHIP CONFIGURATION AND LOGISTIC INFORMATION SYSTEM (SCLSIS) PROGRAM
The Navy must maintain, update, and calibrate thousands of pieces of equipment. To do this, the
SHIP CONFIGURATION AND LOGISTIC SUPPORT INFORMATION SYSTEM (SCLSIS) program
was designed to keep track of all installed and portable equipment in the fleet. SCLSIS is used to keep up
with the existence, location, and changes made to equipment. The SCLSIS program seeks to improve the
quality of equipment reporting, provide information needed by other Navy management systems, and
reduce record keeping. It is also designed to assist Navy supply systems that furnish spares,
documentation, and training necessary to support installed and portable equipment.
Therefore, the inventory of assigned test equipment on board ship is directly related to SCLSIS
records. Properly maintained SCLSIS records also show the complete inventory of test equipment on
board by quantity, serial number, and location. The SCLSIS program has two basic elements: (1)
VALIDATION, to establish a baseline data inventory, and (2) INVENTORY UPDATING, to correct
errors or omissions and to document configuration changes.
Q-4. Name the two basic elements of the SCLSIS program.
CALIBRATION AND REPAIR PROCEDURES
The difference between the terms calibration and repair needs to be addressed before we proceed
further. Calibration is little more than checking, adjusting, or systematically aligning a test instrument to a
known standard. To do this, you must ensure that the equipment you send to the calibration lab is in
The calibration lab is where actual repair work becomes important. Obvious problems, such as open
power cords, burned components, broken meters, and missing hardware, should be repaired or replaced
before sending equipment to the calibration lab. Most calibration labs with which you will deal will be
part of an intermediate maintenance activity (IMA) on board a tender.
You can determine the calibration status of any test equipment by checking the calibration label or
tag located on the equipment. These calibration labels or tags advise you as to whether the item is usable
and within its calibration interval. Tags and labels to be used in the METROLOGY CALIBRATION
(METCAL) coordination program are listed in the following paragraphs. No other calibration labels or
tags are authorized to be placed on test equipment.
The CALIBRATED label, shown in view A of figure 1-1, has black lettering and a white
background and comes in two sizes. It is the most commonly used label in the METCAL program. This
label indicates that the instrument to which it is attached is within its applicable tolerance on all
parameters. If there are any qualifying conditions for use of the instrument, one of the other labels
described in the next paragraphs should be used.