Maintenance Forms and Records
Destruction of Army Equipment to Prevent Enemy Use
Reporting Equipment Improvement Recommendations (EIR)
Type of Manual: Operator and Organizational Maintenance.
Model Number and Equipment Name: Water Quality Analysis Sets Preventive Medicine, NSN 6630-00-140-7826,
Engineer, NSN 6630-00-140-7820.
Purpose of Equipment: To provide immediate information concerning the presence of chemical contamination
of water in order to determine the type of purification equipment and to monitor the equipment when installed
in the field.
MAINTENANCE FORMS AND RECORDS.
Department of the Army forms and procedures used for equipment maintenance will be those prescribed by DA
Pam 738-750, The Army Maintenance Management System (TAMMS).
a. Placement of equipment in administrative storage should be for short periods of time when a shortage of
maintenance effort exists. Items should be in mission readiness within 24 hours or within the time factors as
determined by the directing authority. During the storage period appropriate maintenance records will be kept.
b. Before placing equipment in administrative storage, current maintenance services and equipment ser-
viceable criteria (ESC) evaluations should be completed, shortcomings and deficiencies should be corrected, and
all modification work orders (MWOs) should be applied.
c. Storage site selection. Inside storage is preferred for items selected for administrative storage. If inside
storage is not available, trucks, vans, conex containers and other containers may be used.
DESTRUCTION OF ARMY MATERIAL TO PREVENT ENEMY USE.
a. Submergence of equipment and repair parts underwater (lakes, ponds, bogs, swamps, etc.) or by conceal-
ment by hiding material in caves, or, preferably by burial, can be used effectively.
b. Dispersal. Widely dispersed scattering of material, preferably into heavy underbrush, can serve as a denial
or delaying measure.
c. TM 750-244-3.
In the event the area is recaptured, effort should be made to recoup concealed items.
Procedure for Destruction of Equipment to Prevent Enemy Use, contains further