CONTAINERIZED BATCH LAUNDRY (CBL)
PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE CHECKS AND SERVICES (PMCS), INTRODUCTION
Preventive Maintenance Checks and Services (PMCS) are performed to keep the Containerized Batch
Laundry in good operating condition. The checks are used to find, correct, or report problems. Unit
personnel are to do the PMCS jobs as shown in the PMCS table. PMCS are done every day the laundry
is operated, using the PMCS table. Pay attention to WARNING and CAUTION statements. A WARNING
means someone could be hurt. A CAUTION means equipment could be damaged.
Before you begin using the laundry, do Before PMCS.
During use of the laundry, do During PMCS.
After using the laundry, do After PMCS.
Once a week, do Weekly PMCS if the laundry has been in use.
Do Monthly PMCS once a month if the laundry has been in use.
Do Annual PMCS once a year.
If you find something wrong when performing PMCS, fix it using troubleshooting and/or maintenance
The right-hand column of the PMCS table lists conditions that make the laundry not fully mission capable.
Write up the faults not fixed on DA Form 2404 for direct support maintenance. For further information on
how to use this form, see DA PAM 750-8, The Army Maintenance Management System (TAMMS) Users
Manual, dated 25 February 2005.
If tools required to perform PMCS are not listed in procedures, notify your supervisor.
INSPECTION AND COMMON CHECKS
Look for signs of trouble. Senses help here. You can feel, smell, hear, or see many problems that can be
eliminated before they get worse. Inspect to see if items are in good condition. Are components correctly
installed and secured? Is any damage to the fabric or frame components visible? Correct any faults or
notify unit or direct support maintenance.
Do not attempt to perform ANY on-site service, however minor, without shutting down the
equipment to be serviced. Tightening a hose clamp might not appear to demand shutting
down the CBL, but the potential electrocution of the operator as well as electrical and fire
damage caused by a split water hose is well worth shutting down the CBL systems.
Always keep the equipment clean
Remove dirt, sand, and debris from all water and electrical panel entries and connections.