Section III. PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE CHECKS AND SERVICES (PMCS)
To ensure that the Generator Set is ready for operation at all times
it must be inspected systematically, so that defects may be dis-
covered and corrected before they result in serious damage or
failure, The necessary preventive maintenance checks and services
that are to be performed by the Operator personnel are listed and
described in paragraph 3-8. For ASK equipped generators, checks
and services will be limited to those areas that can be inspected
through ASK access doors.
Defects discovered during operation will be noted
for future correction. Stop operation imediately if
a deficiency is noted which would damage the equip-
ment or is a safety hazard. All deficiencies and
short comings will be recorded together with the
corrective actions taken on the applicable form.
Marine Corps users should refer to current issue of
3-6. DETERMINING PMCS INTERVALS.
Certain Operator PMCS on this unit should be per-
formed on a per hour of operation - basis. The
running time motor on the control panel should be
used to determine the Generator Set operating time.
3-7. PMCS FOR UNITS IN CONTINUOUS OPERATION.
Leakage definitions for operator/crew
PMCS shall be classified as follows:
Seepage of fluid (as indicated by wetness or
discoloration) not great enough to form drops.
Leakage of fluid great enough to form drops but not
enough to cause drops to drip from item being
Leakage of fluid great enough to form drops that fall
from the item being checked/inspected.
Equipment operation is 14 allowable with minor
Ieakage (Class I or II). Of course, you must
consider the fluid capacity in the item/system being
checked/inspected. When in doubt, notify your
When operating with Class I or Class II Ieaks,
continue to check fluid Ievels as required.
For PMCS performed on an operating time basis,
perform PMCS as close as possible to the time in-
tervals indicated. For units in continuous operation,
perform PMCS before startlng operation if contin-
uous operation will extend service Interval past that
which is showen.
3-8. PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE
Table 3-2 contain tabulated listing of PMCS which
shall he performed by the Operator personnel. The
item numbers are listed Consecutively and indicate
the sequance of minimum requirements.
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