to the item of equipment or to the DD 314 and kept on file. Items of equipment which fail C level
calibration should have a DA Form 2417 (US Army Calibration System Rejected Instrument) attached so
that they will not be used. These items of equipment, along with items of equipment being returned from
the A level calibration facility, should be turned in for repair or disposal.
It is necessary to verify that calibration requirements for laboratory equipment have been established in
Applicable ASTM test methods.
Check Calibration Due Dates, Review Calibration Suspense According to Schedule on
DD Form 314 (Preventive Maintenance Schedule and Record), and File and Review "C"
Calibration due dates. DD Form 314 is used to record calibration due dates of petroleum laboratory
equipment. These due dates are based on the manufacturers recommended calibration requirements.
Check calibration due dates. It is necessary to check DD Form 314 for each piece of equipment that
requires periodic calibration. For the equipment that needs to be calibrated at another location, it is
necessary to be sure that the turn-in procedures have been followed correctly.
track periodic calibration for various equipment. Be sure to review these suspense files regularly for
Review laboratory internal "C" level calibration procedures. DA Label 80 should be checked to ensure
the calibration procedures are being completed in accordance with manufacturer specifications. It is
necessary to verify that laboratory technicians follow calibration guidelines in the applicable TM or
manufacturer's instructions for specified equipment.
PART B DEVELOP A PETROLEUM LABORATORY SUPPLY SOP
Ordering Supplies. Ensure the following general procedures and comments are covered in detail in the
appropriate section of the laboratory SOP.
Via the laboratory SOP each individual assigned to a base, mobile, or airmobile laboratory will be
capable of ordering supplies for the laboratory.
Supply requirements may vary due to the type of laboratory. Technical manuals list components and
maintenance requirements for each type of laboratory. The appropriate technical manuals for the three
types of laboratories are as follows:
- Base Laboratory TM 5-6640-214-14.
- Mobile Laboratory TM 10-6640-215-13.
- Airmobile Laboratory TM 10-6640-216-13&P.
Supply requirements for the laboratories are determined by Table of Organization and Equipment (TOE),
Table of Distribution and Allowances (TDA), technical manuals, military and federal specifications, and
military handbook MIL-HDBK-200.
When ordering supplies, it is important to know the type of supplies being ordered. There are six major
- Non-expendable - major pieces of equipment or nonperishable items.
- Expendable - perishable, emptied, or used up. Use a breakage list to keep track of items broken
during laboratory operations.
- Major end items.
- Component parts - secondary pieces of equipment to a major end item (such as the test apparatus is
to a mobile laboratory or tools in a tool kit).
- Self-service supplies - perishable supplies such as paper, pens, toilet items, etc.
- High dollar
or controlled supplies
- cost excessive controlled items such
as fuel, ammunition, paint,
All supplies that need to be ordered should be identified in one of four ways:
- National Stock Number (use FEDLOG to verify numbers).