PMCS Verification. It is the responsibility of all personnel to keep the DA Forms 2404 up to date and
accurate. In order to support the mission, the operability of each piece of equipment must be known at all
times. In order to keep current on the status of identified faults or malfunctions, periodic maintenance
services, and needed/completed repairs, personnel should spot-check DA Forms 2404 frequently.
PART D - VERIFY OPERATORS ARE ABLE TO CORRECT AND REPORT
Maintenance Deficiencies. Based on a preventive maintenance checklist, operators are required to
perform before-, during-, and after-checks to equipment/systems. If maintenance deficiencies are
discovered, operators are expected to notify their supervisors immediately. Some maintenance can be
performed by operators. Tools and supplies needed for maintenance by laboratory personnel must be
requested as needed.
Tools and Supplies. A list of tools and supplies that are required can be found in FMs and supply
catalogs (SC) of the appropriate laboratory. For maintenance by direct support or facility engineers, tools
and general purpose supplies are normally supplied by the support organization. Specialized repair parts
installed by support organizations should be stocked by the laboratory. Examples include replacement
heating elements for water stills, flash-point apparatus, and gum baths.
Many repair parts for laboratory apparatuses are now available by national stock number (NSN) or part
number. A listing of the current NSNs of major items in petroleum laboratories and their component repair
parts, manufacturer codes, and related information are available in Petroleum/Chemical Laboratory Supplies,
Equipment, and Related Technical Assistance Program, STSGPIM. This publication is available from the
U.S. Army General Materiel and Petroleum Activity, New Cumberland Army Depot, New Cumberland, PA
Verifying and Reporting Deficiencies. If repairs can be performed at the unit level, DA Form 2404
is used to identify faults. If the senior technician/sergeant determines that repairs are beyond unit
capabilities, it becomes necessary to request maintenance from supporting units by completing a
Maintenance Request (DA Form 2407). DA Form 2404 accompanies the work order.
PART E - SPOT-CHECK OPERATOR MAINTENANCE PROCEDURES AND
VERIFY MAINTENANCE IS DONE WITHIN GUIDELINES OF
ENVIRONMENTAL LAWS, REGULATIONS, AND PROCEDURES
Conducting Maintenance. When operators and other personnel are performing maintenance on
equipment and systems, they are required to conduct their activities in accordance with applicable
environmental laws, regulations, and procedures.
SOP and Environmental/Legal Considerations. The maintenance and operating SOP should
contain guidelines, procedures, and references to those laws, regulations, and procedures. These topics
Handling chemicals and solutions.
Handling and using equipment.
Maintenance, housekeeping, and inspection.