(10) Performs studies, makes evaluation, develops new techniques,
determines special requirements, and resolves problems pertaining to
procedures as required.
b. Major subordinate commands:
(1) Provide technical data on
calibration during production stages.
maintenance calibration procedures for pertinent TMDE requiring calibration.
preparation and proof testing of calibration procedures to include special
purpose TMDE. When contract provisions are not required, prepare procedures
internally. In addition, prepare calibration procedures for TMDE in which
calibration is an integral function.
(4) Insure internal implementation of the Army calibration policy.
(5) Budget for, fund, and provide standards, facilities, and TMDE in
support of internal mission activity.
Ascertain nonavailability before
budgeting for equipment and initiating procurement.
USE OF TECHNICAL BULLETINS.
a. Technical bulletins (TB) are published on all secondary standards
and on each piece of test, measurement, and diagnostic equipment, requiring
These TB spell out in detail the standards and
procedures used to calibrate a piece of equipment.
identified as requiring calibration and used in support of the Army in the
also shown in TB 43-180.
b. Figure 7 depicts the sample contents of a typical technical bulletin
showing the what and how of calibration on an item of equipment.
will notice, this bulletin is set up in four sections from identification of
the unit under test (known as the test instrument (TI)) through standards
is mandatory that these procedures be followed. The calibrator is required
to know how to operate the standards because the TB concentrates on
procedural techniques and operation of the test instrument.