(2) Cross-checks in accordance with (IAW) TB 9-4931-402-50 by the
team of these calibrated standards.
(3) Using calibrated cross-checked standards, the team will calibrate
the remainder of its equipment IAW TB 43-180.
(4) The team may now move to a supported unit(s) and perform
calibration and repair missions. They will also perform cross-checks IAW TB
9-4931-402-50 and local SOP.
(5) Return to the secondary reference calibration facility.
(6) Start at (1) above again.
b. Before operations.
(1) One of the team chief's primary duties prior to starting a new
cycle is to complete the last cycle. To do this he must coordinate with the
with the team chief on all cycle completions. It must coordinate with the
laboratory to determine if any of the team's standards in for calibration
have been adjusted or red-tagged. If an item is adjusted or red-tagged it
must find out the exact out-of-tolerance condition that existed.
time the final cross-check form must be consulted to determine if this
condition could be determined by the cross-check procedure. If the cross-
check would have caught it, then the cycle is complete. If it would not,
the calibrations for the entire cycle must be reviewed to determine how may
items the standard was used on. Then it must be determined if the out-of-
tolerance condition of the standard would affect the calibration of the TMDE
it was used to calibrate. If not, the cycle is complete; if so, then the
owning units must be notified not to use the item and where to submit the
item for calibration.
Usually it is sent to a nearby team, or to the
laboratory, or a team is sent to calibrate the items. When all team items
are completed by the laboratory and all out-of-tolerance conditions are
checked out by this procedure, the cycle is considered complete.
(2) While the teams standards are being calibrated by the lab, the
vehicles and generator can be submitted to the motor pool for any required
vehicle/generator to perform any necessary operator maintenance. The driver
will assist the motor pool personnel to have the vehicles maintenance
completed in a timely manner. Remember, teams operate on very strict time
schedules and that, after the vehicles are returned to the lab area, the
calibrated team standards must be installed in the vans. A cross-check must
be completed, and the rest of the teams equipment must be calibrated by the
(3) Also during this period the team chief should check that: