The METER card is used to report changes, additions, or deletions to the user activitys inventory. It
is also used to report changes in custody of the item of test equipment. The procedure for filling out the
METER card is outlined in the appendixes of the MEASURE Users Manual. Blank METER cards can be
obtained through the responsible METCALREP.
A computer printout recall schedule is also generated by the MEASURE system. The purpose of this
printout is to list those items of equipment that are due for calibration. Each recall schedule is composed
of a set of four identical copies. One set is provided to the calibration activity as an aid to workload
planning; a second set is sent to the users activity. The recall schedule is one of several products/formats
sent automatically by the MEASURE Operation Control Center to the user activity on a regular basis. The
MOCC automatically distributes the following products to user activities at the intervals shown:
Test equipment inventory
Test equipment inventory in sub-custodian order
Recall schedule for on-site equipment
Preprinted METER card
Blank METER cards
TEST EQUIPMENT REFERENCES
Several publications that contain information concerning test equipment are required to be
maintained aboard ship by type commander instructions. These requirements are usually found in the
inspection checkoff list. Other publications, while not required by directive, are necessary to you as
reference and study material so you will be able to administer an effective test equipment program.
Technicians should become familiar with the publications/directives listed in appendix II of this module.
INTRODUCTION TO TROUBLESHOOTING
Our military forces increasingly rely on electrical and electronic equipment to help perform their
mission. The effectiveness of our tactical forces depends on many types of electronic systems, such as
communications systems, detection systems, and fire control systems. The reliability of such equipment is
determined by many factors; however, the primary factors are the quality of the equipment in use, the
availability of spare parts, and the ability of maintenance personnel to perform adequate maintenance.
Maintenance is work done to correct, reduce, or counteract wear, failure, and damage to equipment.
Maintenance of electrical and electronic equipment is divided into two main categories: PREVENTIVE
(routine) and CORRECTIVE maintenance. Preventive maintenance consists of mechanical, electrical, and
electronic checks to determine whether equipment is operating properly. It also consists of visual
inspections of cabling and equipment for damage and to determine if lubrication is needed. Corrective
maintenance isolates equipment failure by means of test techniques and practices; it also replaces
defective parts and realigns or readjusts equipment to bring it back to proper performance.
Q-9. What are the two main categories of maintenance?
Q-10. What type of maintenance involves isolating equipment troubles and replacing defective parts?