Assessment Types. There are three types of assessments performed on damaged equipment.
The first assessment is extent and kind of damage and how it affects generator operation and
The second is whether the damage needs to be repaired.
The third is assessment of where and how to repair the damage.
Assessments of damage may be made in turn by operator/crew, MT, and MST
Extent and kind of damage is readily assessable.
Whether or not to repair the damage may be readily assessable. However, whether to attempt to repair
and when and how to repair the damage may be judgment calls. No procedure can take all possible
situations into account. Assessment of whether the damage needs to be repaired will be made jointly
by the MT and mission commander as they evaluate the generator for further operation or recovery.
Assessment of where and how to repair the damage will be made by the MT usually with some
suggestions by crew/operator. MST's may redirect or change MT's decision.