- Line item number (LIN) number.
- Technical manual hand receipt.
Laboratory supplies are ordered (requisitioned) using one of three forms:
- DA Form 2765-1 (Request for Issue or Turn-In).
- DD Form 1348 (DOD Single Line Item Requisition System Manual).
- DA Form 3161 (Request for Issue or Turn In - Temporary Issue).
When supplies are ordered and received, they are listed and annotated, respectively, on DA Form 2064
(Document Register for Supply Actions).
A separate document register is kept for non-expendable and expendable items used in the laboratory.
You must account for each piece of laboratory equipment. Usually, the officer in charge or person
accountable for the equipment is the property officer.
Numerous laboratory supply items (chemicals, solvents, and equipment) must be obtained through local
supply sources. This is due to the rare requirement for the item. When there is no demand for the item,
the Army will not keep the item in the supply system. Commercial catalogs may be obtained directly from
the company or the supply officer.
A record will be established for the replenishment of expendable laboratory supplies; therefore, when you
are down to an established reorder point, you will requisition the quantity to replenish to the required
Overpack supplies (mostly expendable, additional) are required by deployable laboratories. These
supplies are used when deployed (usually 60 to 90 days of expendable supplies) until a supply channel
can be established.
Supervisor Responsibilities. Verify that technicians are filling out the breakage list and establish
Keep track of required supplies.
PART C PETROLEUM LABORATORY PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE SOP
Maintenance Standard Operating Procedures. Maintenance of equipment is a necessary function of
any petroleum laboratory. Normally, 77Ls learn maintenance procedures through practical experience in the
laboratory under qualified supervision. Personnel who do not have the chance to learn through actual hands-on
experience should be directed to review maintenance manuals, manufacturer's instructions, and similar
references for maintenance requirements on specific equipment.
In addition to specific pieces of laboratory test equipment, there are other items associated with the
laboratory which require periodic maintenance. Such items include air compressors, vacuum pumps, generators,
and in some cases, motor vehicles. In order to keep the laboratory operating at maximum efficiency, it is
important that all assigned personnel be knowledgeable in the maintenance of all equipment assigned to the
laboratory and maintain a workable system of maintenance records. The procedures to be followed should be
organized into a preventive equipment maintenance SOP.
Preventive maintenance of equipment is a necessary function of every petroleum laboratory to ensure that it
operates at maximum efficiency. An SOP establishes a standardized and workable system to maintain records,
publications, training, and standard procedures for the laboratory. The preventive maintenance SOP contains
the following sections:
Purpose: This section describes the purpose of preparing and maintaining the SOP.
Scope: This section describes the broad concepts of equipment maintenance, proper record keeping,
and training of personnel.
Responsibilities: This section describes the specific responsibilities of all personnel assigned to the
laboratory. Because maintenance personnel are not assigned to petroleum laboratories, all laboratory
personnel must perform operator maintenance on the equipment.