maintenance, the test equipment should be stowed at a location convenient to equipment spaces. If
possible, related test equipment should be mounted in the equipment spaces. This reduces the problem of
finding adequate stowage space elsewhere.
In stowage spaces, individual pieces of test equipment should be held in place by stretch seat-belt-
type straps. If bars are used to hold equipment on shelves, meters and control knobs should be protected
by blocking the equipment to prevent it from rolling and sliding on the shelf. Test equipment too large for
shelf stowage should be kept in stowage cases and tie-downs provided to secure the cases. Refer to
Stowage Guide for Portable Test Equipment, NAVSEA ST000-AB-GYD-010/GPETE, to determine
adequate stowage space and proper weight support requirements.
THE METROLOGY AUTOMATED SYSTEM FOR UNIFORM RECALL AND REPORTING
For the sake of simplicity, we will use the more commonly used acronym MEASURE instead of the
full name to describe this system in the next discussion.
MEASURE is a data processing system designed to provide a standardized system for the recall and
scheduling of test, measurement, and diagnostic equipment (TMDE) into calibration facilities. It also
provides for the documentation of data pertaining to the calibration actions performed by these facilities.
The primary reference document that describes the operation of the MEASURE system is Metrology
Automated System for Uniform Recall and Reporting (MEASURE) Users Manual, OP 43P6A. The Chief
of Naval Operations oversees this program and establishes policy and guidelines.
Q-8. What Navy office oversees the MEASURE program?
Each naval activity must ensure that the test equipment for which it has been assigned primary
responsibility is submitted on a timely basis to a calibration activity for required calibration.
The MEASURE program is designed to assist these naval activities in the fulfillment of this
responsibility. MEASURE does this by providing for the automatic scheduling and recall of all such test
equipment for calibration.
Each activity submits an initial inventory, using the form shown in figure 1-2, to its Metrology
Calibration Representative (METCALREP) for approval. The METCALREP then forwards the inventory
to the Measure Operational Control Center (MOCC). The MOCC, based on the information contained on
these inventory report forms, provides the necessary preprinted Metrology Equipment Recall and
Reporting (METER) card. Figure 1-3 illustrates a MEASURE METER card.