Routine checks like CLEANING (para 3-6), DUSTING, WASHING, CHECKING FOR FRAYED CABLES,
STOWING ITEMS NOT IN USE, COVERING UNUSED RECEPTACLES, CHECKING FOR LOOSE NUTS AND BOLTS
AND CHECKING FOR COMPLETENESS are not listed as PMCS checks. They are things that you should do any time
you see they must be done. If you find a routine check like one of those listed in your PMCS, it is because other
operators reported problems with this item.
When you are doing any PMCS or routine checks, keep in mind the warnings and cautions.
Adequate ventilation should be provided while using TRICHLOROTRIFLUOROETHANE. Prolonged
breathing of vapor should be avoided. The solvent should not be used near heat or open flame; the
products of decomposition are toxic and irritating. Since TRICHLOROTRIFLUOROETHANE dissolves
natural oils, prolonged contact with skin should be avoided. When necessary, use gloves which the
solvent cannot penetrate. If the solvent is taken internally, consult a physician immediately.
Compressed air is dangerous and can cause serious bodily harm if protective means or methods are not
observed to prevent a chip or particle (of whatever size) from being blown into the eyes or unbroken skin of
the operator or other personnel. Goggles must be worn at all times while cleaning with compressed air.
Compressed air shall not be used for cleaning purposes except where reduced to less than 29 pounds per
square inch gage (psig) and then only with effective chip guarding and personnel protective equipment.
Do not use compressed air to dry parts when trichlorotrifluoroethane has been used.
The PROCEDURES column in your PMCS charts instruct how to perform the required checks and services.
Carefully follow these instructions and, if tools are needed or the chart so instructs, get organizational
maintenance to do the necessary work.
If your equipment must be in operation all the time, check those items that can be checked and serviced
without disturbing operation. Make the complete checks and services when the equipment can be shut down.