Operational inspection consists of running
all operable systems through a full cycle of
operation, checking for smoothness of operation,
proper timing, and synchronization.
All maintenance performed on recovery
equipment should be noted in the maintenance log
for that particular unit.
Changes in critical measurements should be
logged so that they can be used to predict trends
and avoid possible troubles.
Wipe down all arresting gear equipment
daily to remove dirt and grime.
Remove rust; paint when necessary.
Do not paint threads or finished machined
Check for loose or damaged bolts, nuts, and
or replace as
Replacement bolts should be of equal or greater
strength than the original.
All bolts should be tightened to the proper
Check for hydraulic and pneumatic leaks.
Be alert for any unusual sounds that may
indicate malfunctioning equipment. Report these
conditions to the officer in charge.
Check spares on hand against allowable
spares list. Replenish spare parts monthly.
Maintenance personnel must establish and
carefully maintain the Recovery Wire Rope History
Chart, recording all wire rope data.
The replacement of any O-ring, V-ring, or
other pressure seal necessitates a high-pressure test
of the equipment before resuming arresting
operations. Before you can pressure test newly
installed seals, it is necessary that the unit stand for
a period of 1 hour before the seals can be accepted.
Once each year (or as modified by appropriate
technical publications), drain the ethylene glycol
from the system and replace with fresh fluid.
ARRESTING GEAR LOGS AND
The importance of maintaining accurate logs
and reports cannot be overemphasized. They serve
as a machinery history of the equipment as it
pertains to the operation of the equipment; they
also serve as a malfunction and maintenance record.
Arresting Gear Maintenance Log
The arresting gear log is the most important
record kept on the arresting gear system. This log
contains most of the information for completing the
rest of the reports and records in a rough form.
The arresting gear log contains the following:
Entries of all maintenance performed on the
Replacement of spare parts
Any other entries considered by the arresting
gear officer to be necessary
The Recovery Log shown in figure 3-43, is
maintained by Pri-Fly Control personnel to provide
a uniform system of recording pertinent arresting
Wire Rope History Report
Applicable entries on the Recovery Wire Rope
History report (fig. 3-44) are made by maintenance
personnel. The report provides a uniform system
for recording information pertaining to the cable
and crossdeck pendant replacement.
Automated Shot and Recovery Logs Program
An automated program has been developed to
record the Shot Log, Recovery Log, and the Wire
Rope History Report on computer disc. These discs
would then be sent to NAWC Lakehurst vice the
stacks of paper forms currently in use. The program
will be promulgated to all CVs upon completion of