Repair Procedures. The term "repair" or "fix" in this manual includes any expedient action that returns a
damaged part or assembly to a full or an acceptably degraded operating condition including:
Short cuts in parts removal or installation.
Installation of components from other generators that can be modified to fit or interchange with
components on the generator.
Repair using parts that serve a non-critical function elsewhere on the same generator for the purpose of
restoring a critical function.
Bypassing of non-critical components in order to restore basic functional capability.
Expeditious cannibalization procedures.
Fabrication of parts from kits or readily available materials.
Damage Assessment. "Damage Assessment" is a procedure to rapidly determine what is damaged,. whether
it is repairable, what assets are required to make the repair, who can do the repair (i.e. crew, maintenance team (MT), or
maintenance support team (MST)), and where the repair should be made. The assessment procedure includes the
Determine if the repair can be deferred, or if it must be done.
Isolate the damaged areas and components.
Determine which components must be fixed.
Determine if parts or components, materials and tools are available.
Estimate the manpower and skill required.
Estimate the total time (clock-hours) required to make the repair.
Establish the priority of the fixes.
Decide where the fix shall be performed.
(10) Decide if recovery is necessary and to what location.
Maintenance Team (MT). A Maintenance Team (MT) consists of organizational mechanics, who may be
trained in assessing battlefield damage and field repair procedures. MT are called to out-of-action generators to
supplement (or confirm) the crew's original damage assessment. MT assessment determines if field repairs will be
conducted or if recovery is required. Depending on available time, the MT will assist the crew in restoring the generator
to mission capability.