Lesson 2/Learning Event 3
When samples are to be mailed, use the shipping sack. Insert the oil sample
bottle into the plastic bag and place the completed DD Form 2026 into the
shipping sack along with the plastic bag. Send it by first-class mail to
your supporting laboratory. Do not use bulk mail or parcel post.
When delivering the oil sample directly to the laboratory by courier, fold
the completed DD Form 2026 in half (lengthwise), wrap it around the oil
sample bottle, and secure it with a rubber band. Dispatch by courier to the
Regardless of shipping method used, oil samples are to be
dispatched to the laboratory on the same day they are taken.
Laboratory recommendations will be annotated on DA Form 3254-R (Figure 18)
for components, when the oil sample analysis indicates a problem. The form
will be used only when a maintenance action is recommended and not to
request resamples or recommend oil change.
The DA Form 3254-1 will be
forwarded to the using unit. This form may be reproduced locally on 8 1/2-
inch by 11-inch paper.
After personnel in the using unit have performed the laboratory-recommended
inspection or maintenance action, they will complete the lower portion of DA
Block 14 will be used to explain any diagnostic performed, discrepancies
found, and actions taken to return the component to a serviceable condition.
The DA Form 3254-R will be returned to the laboratory within five working
days after maintenance is accomplished.
If a component is evacuated for repair, a copy of DA Form 3254-4 will
accompany it along with other appropriate paperwork.
maintenance or overhaul facility