TM 32-5835-001-24 & P
MAINTENANCE ALLOCATION CHART
Section I. INTRODUCTION
a. The maintenance allocation chart identifies the maintenance operations that must
beaperformed. It assigns each of those operations to the lowest level of maintenance
authorized to perform the complete task, or any part of the task, in terms of availa-
bility of time, tools, test and support equipment, skills and employment of the sub-
b. The Maintenance Allocation Chart (MAC) in Section II designates overall
responsibility for the performance of maintenance functions for the AN/UNH-16A.
Section III lists the special tools and test equipment required for each mainte-
function as referenced from Section II.
d. Section IV contains supplemental instructions on explanatory notes for a
particular maintenance function.
B-2. Maintenance Functions.
a. Inspect. To determine the serviceability of an item by comparing its physical,
mechanical and/or electrical characteristics with established standards through
b. Test. To verify serviceability y and detect incipient failure by measuring the
mechanical or electrical characteristics of an item and comparing those characteristics
with prescribed standards.
c. Service. Operations required periodically to keep an item in proper operating
condition; i.e. , to clean (decontaminate), preserve, drain, paint or replenish fuel,
lubricants, hydraulic fluids, or compressed air supplied.
d. Adjust. To maintain, within prescribed limits, by bringing into proper or
exact position, or by setting the operating characteristics to specified parameters.
e. Align. To adjust specified variable elements of an item to bring about optimum
or desired performance.
f. Calibrate. To determine and cause corrections to be made or to be adjusted on
instruments or test, measuring and diagnostic equipments used in precision measurem-
ent. Consists of comparisons of two instruments, one of which is a certified stand-
ard of known accuracy; to detect and adjust any discrepancy in the accuracy of the
instrument being compared.
g. Install. The act of emplacing, seating, or fixing into position an item, part, or
module (component or assembly) in a manner to allow the proper functioning g of an
equipment or system.