SERVICE UPON RECEIPT AND INSTALLATION
Section I. EQUIPMENT PLANNING
Equipment planning involves becoming familiar with the capabilities of the processor and the detector used to detect
vibrational energy generated during attempts at forced penetration. One processor is capable of operating with one to
twenty detectors. To determine the number and the placement of the detectors requires an investigation of the make up
of the area being protected. Thin wall panels of metal, grills and bar material used across openings such as partitions,
windows, air vents, and entrances are likely locations for detection of forced penetration.
Maximum detected vibrational energy is realized in the mid point of a panel or grill, or a
maximum distance from any supporting structures and rigid members
The following installation procedure must be made with the assistance of direct support
(intermediate) or higher level maintenance personnel.
2-2. Equipment Capabilities
a. Each detector is capable of protecting a single panel or grill when mounted in the center. A sectionalized grill
partition supported at each end and three rigid member supports evenly or randomly spaced, creates four separate
vibrational areas requiring a detector in the center of each section.
b. Each grilled air vent, window or entrance also requires a separate detector mounted in the center of the area
c. Mounting surfaces for the detector will vary depending on the structured material. Coarse porous material such
as mesh and grills may require a backing plate to facilitate fastening the detector enclosure to the area being protected.
The detector may be mounted in any angle or plane. Available access for interconnection and maintenance purposes is
a secondary consideration.
d. The processor shall be located within the protected area It should be protected from the weather, mounted in a
horizontal or vertical position and firmly secured. To facilitate interconnections and maintenance, consideration should
be given to its accessibility and to the adjacent approaches to the unit. Placement of the processor must be within 500
feet cable length of the detectors and may be located at either end of a string of detectors as shown in A of figure 2-1 or
located between detectors as shown in B of figure 2-1.
Section II. SERVICE UPON RECEIPT OF MATERIAL
a. Packing Data. When packed for shipment, the processor and the detector are each placed in a separate
corrugated carton with a minimum of 2 inches of foam padding on all sides. The carton measurements in inches, volume
in cubic feet and weight in pounds are as follows:
b. Removing Contents.
(1) Remove the staples securing the corrugated carton flaps.
(2) Remove the foam padding and lift out the equipment.
2-4. Checking Unpacked Equipment
a. Inspect the equipment for damage incurred during shipment. If the equipment has been damaged, report the
damage on DD Form 6 (Report of Packing and Handling Deficiencies.
b. See that the equipment is complete as stenciled on the carton. Report all discrepancies in accordance with TM
c. If the equipment has been used or reconditioned, see whether it has been changed by a modification work order
(MWO). If the equipment has been modified, the MWO number will appear adjacent to the nomenclature plate. If
modified, see that any operational instruction changes resulting from the modification have been entered in the
Current MWO applicable to the equipment are listed in USASA PAM 310-6 or DA PAM 310-7