b. Test. To verify serviceability ond to detect
incipient failure by measuring the mechanical or
electrical characteristics of an item and compar-
ing those characteristics with prescribed stan-
Service. Operations required periodically
to keep an item in proper operating ccndition,
i.e., to clean (decontaminate), to preserve, to
drain, to paint, or to replenish fuel, lubricants,
hydraulic fluids, or compressed air supplies.
d. Adjust. T o m o i n t a i n , w i t h i n p r e s c r i b e d
limits, by bringing into proper or exact position,
or by setting the operating characteristics to the
e. Align. To adiust specified variable
elements of an item to bring about optimum or
f. Calibrate. To determine and cause correc-
tions to be made or to be made or to be adiusted
on instruments or test meosuring and diagnostic
e q u i p m e n t s used in precision measurement.
Consists of comparisons of two instruments, one
of which is a certified standard of known ac-
curacy, to detect and adiust any discrepancy in
the accuracy of the instrument being compared.
g. Install. The act of emplacing, seating, or
fixing into position an item, part, module (com-
ponent or assembly) in a manner to allow the
proper functioning of the equipment or system.