Section I. INTRODUCTION
the comparison of two instruments, one of which is a
certified standard of known accuracy, to detect and
adjust any discrepancy in the accuracy of the instrument
This appendix provides a summary of the maintenance
being compared with the certified standard.
operations covered in the equipment literature for the
To set up for use in an
TS-716 ( )/U. It authorizes categories of maintenance
operational environment such as an encampment, site,
for specific maintenance functions on repairable items
and components and the tools and equipment required
h. REPLACE. To replace unserviceable items
to perform each function. This appendix may be used as
with serviceable like items.
an aid in planning maintenance operations.
REPAIR. To restore an item to serviceable
condition through correction of a specific failure or
unserviceable condition. This function includes, but is
Maintenance functions will be limited to and defined as
not limited to welding, grinding, riveting, straightening,
and replacement of parts other than the trial and error
a. INSPECT. To determine serviceability of
replacement of running spare type items such as fuses,
an item by comparing its physical, mechanical, and
lamps, or electron tubes.
electrical characteristics with established standards.
OVERHAUL. Normally, the highest degree
b. TEST. To verify serviceability and to detect
of maintenance performed by the Army in order to
incipient electrical or mechanical failure by use of
minimize time work in process is consistent with quality
special equipment such as gages, meters, etc. This is
and economy of operation.
It consists of
accomplished with external test equipment and does not
maintenance necessary to restore an item to completely
include operation of the equipment and operator type
serviceable condition as prescribed by maintenance
tests using internal meters or indicating devices.
standards in technical publications for each item of
To clean, to preserve, to
equipment. Overhaul normally does not return an item
charge, and to add fuel, lubricants, cooling agents, and
to like new, zero mileage, or zero hour condition.
air. If it is desired that elements, such as painting and
lubricating, be defined separately, they may be so listed.
k. REBUILD. The highest degree of materiel
d. ADJUST. To rectify to the extent necessary
maintenance. It consists of restoring equipment as
to bring into proper operating range.
nearly as possible to new condition in accordance with
e. ALIGN. To adjust two or more components
original manufacturing standards. Rebuild is performed
or assemblies of an electrical or mechanical system so
only when required by operational considerations or
that their functions are properly synchronized. This does
other paramount factors and
not include setting the frequency control knob of radio
CALIBRATE. To determine the corrections
to be made in the readings of instruments or test
equipment used in precise measurement. Consists of