Preventive maintenance checks and services (PMCS) for the Communications System
Introduction to PMCS
TM 55-1930-209-14&P-19 contains PMCS FOR systems on the ROWPU
Barge. This appendix contains only PMCS for the Communications
Systematic (B) before, (D) during, (A) after, and scheduled periodic PMCS are essential to
ensure that the Reverse Osmosis Water Purification Barge is in operational readiness at all
times The purpose of the PMCS program is to discover and correct deficiencies and
malfunctions before they cause senous damage or failure of the barges and their support
systems. An effective PMCS program requires that operators report all unusual conditions
noticed before, during and after operation as well as while performing periodic PMCS. All
deficiencies and malfunctions discovered during maintenance inspections must be
recorded, together with the corrective action taken, on DA Form 2404 (Equipment
Inspection and Maintenance Worksheet).
A schedule for preventive maintenance Inspections and service should be established and
adhered to When operating under unusual conditions, such as extreme heat or cold, It may
be necessary to perform PMCS more frequently.
The PMCS items have been arranged and numbered in a logical sequence to provide for
greater efficiency and the least amount of downtime required for maintenance.
PMCS columnar entries.
Item Number Column. Checks and services are numbered in chronological order
regardless of interval. This column is used as a source of item numbers for the "Item
Number" column on DA Form 2404, Equipment Inspection and Maintenance Worksheet, in
recording results of PMCS.
Interval Column. The interval columns tell you when to do a certain check or service.
before, during, or after operation Sometimes a dot may be placed In more than one interval
column which would mean you should do the check or service at each of those intervals.
Item to Be Inspected Column. This column lists the common name of the Item to be
Inspected such as "Air Filters."
Procedures Column. This column tells you how to do the required checks and services
Carefully follow these instructions.
Equipment is Not Ready/Available if Column. This column tells you when and why your
equipment cannot be used.
The terms "Ready/Available" and "Mission Capable" refer to the same status:
equipment Is on hand and Is able to perform its combat missions. (See DA