Section I. INSTRUCTIONS
but not authorized to the evaluating organization, will not be rated.
Purpose. This manual furnishes the user a procedure for evaluating
d. Authorized items not on hand will be given the lowest color
the readiness condition of the equipment to perform its primary mission for 90
rating authorized for that item.
days with normal maintenance support. Application of this procedure does
e. This equipment is rated on the basis of capability for immediate
not eliminate or reduce the requirment for prescribed maintenance service on
operation and amount of wear life remaining on the components. The rating
the equipment and does not authorize replacement of components.
is not meaningful unless each check is made with the utmost care and
Definitions. a. Equipment Category GREEN. Equipment free of
Record the evaluation results on DA Form 2404, Equipment
any condition that would limit the reliable performance of its primary mission
Inspection and Maintenance Worksheet, using a separate sheet for each
for a period of 90 days of operation.
multiple-aspect equipment, subsystem, and/or component, including those
b. Equipment Category AMBER. Operationally ready equipment
evaluated by separately published equipment serviceability criteria technical
that possesses a limiting factor(s) which may curtain a reliable performance
manuals. The blocks will be completed as shown below:
of its primary mission for a period of 90 days of operation.
(1) Block 1. Insert the organizational designation of the unit
c. Equipment Category RED. Equipment unable to perform its
performing the evaluation.
primary mission immediately or possessing an unacceptable reliability for
(2) Block 2. Insert the item name and model.
sustained performance (90 days) of its primary mission.
(3) Block 3. Insert the Federal stock number.
(4) Block 4. Insert the hours the equipment has been operated
General Instructions. a. This technical manual, unless classified,
as of the date of the evaluation.
will be filed with the equipment log book.
(5) Block 5. Insert the standard six-digit calendar date that the
equipment serviceability criteria evaluation is performed. (Example: 3 January
1969 would be 690103.)
(6) Block 6. Insert the letters ESC.
Preventive maintenance checks and services and
(7) Block 7.
Insert the equipment serviceability criteria
troubleshooting tables in the applicable TM 5 manual are to
technical manual number and its date of issue.
be used in conjunction with this TM when performing the
(8) Column a. Insert the checkpoint item number.
evaluation. Also the applicable LO 5 is required.
b. This evaluation will actually be performed on the item(s) being
rated by the operator/crew.
c. Equipment serviceability criteria items covered in this manual,