2-4. SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS (CONT).
Equipment operation is allowable with minor leakage (hydraulic or water, Class I or II).
Consideration must be given to, the fluid capacity in the item/system being checked/inspected. When in
doubt, notify the supervisor.
When operating with Class I or II leaks, continue to check fluid levels as required in the PMCS. Class
III leaks should be reported to your supervisor or organizational maintenance.
Class I. Seepage of fluid (as indicated by wetness or discoloration) not great enough to form drops.
Class II. Leakage of fluid great enough to form drops but not enough to cause drops to drip from item being
Class III. Leakage of fluid great enough to form drops that fall from the item being checked/inspected.
2-5. PMCS COLUMN ENTRY EXPLANATION.
Item Number Column. The checks and services are numbered in chronological order showing a logical
sequence around the sweeper.
Interval Column. This column contains a dot () opposite the appropriate check. Thus, if a given check is
performed before operation, a dot is opposite the check in the "B" column; if the dot is in the "D" column the check should
be performed during operation; and if the check is made in two or more periods, a dot is placed in each applicable
Item to be Inspected Column. The items listed in this column are divided into groups indicating the portion of
the equipment of which they are a part, i.e. brakes, fuel, engine. Under these groupings a few common words are used
to identify the specific item being checked.
Procedures Column. This column contains a brief description of the procedure by which the check is
Equipment is not Ready/Available if: Column. This column contains the criteria that causes the equipment to
be classified as NOT READY/NOT AVAILABLE because of inability to perform its primary mission. An entry in this
Identify conditions that make the equipment not ready/available for readiness reporting purposes.
Deny use of the equipment until corrective maintenance has been performed.