Section I. GENERAL INFORMATION
1-1. SCOPE. Type of Manual: Operator's, Organizational, Direct and General Support Maintenance for Eclipse
Reciprocating Compressor Unit, Model 50-6715.
1-2. MAINTENANCE FORMS AND RECORDS. The Department of the Army forms and procedures used for equipment
maintenance will be those prescribed by DA PAM 738-750, the Army Maintenance Management System (TAMMS).
1-3. REPORTING EQUIPMENT IMPROVEMENT RECOMMENDATIONS (EIR's). The EIR's can and must be submitted
by anyone who is aware of an unsatisfactory condition with equipment design or use. It is not necessary to show a new
design or list a better way to perform a procedure, just simply tell why the design is unfavorable or why a procedure is
difficult. EIR's may be submitted on SF 368 (Quality Deficiency Reports). Mail EIR's directly to: Commander, US Army
Troop Support Command: AMSTR-QX, 4300 Goodfellow Boulevard, St. Louis, MO 63120-1798. A reply will be furnished
1-4. DESTRUCTION OF ARMY MATERIAL TO PREVENT ENEMY USE.
Refer to TM 750-244-3 for destruction
1-5. HAND RECEIPT MANUAL. Hand receipts for the End Item/Components of End Item (COEI), Basic Issue Items
(BII), and Additional Authorization List (AAL) items are published in a Hand Receipt Manual. The Hand Receipt Manual
numerical designation is the same as the related Technical Manual with letters HR added to the number. These manuals
are published to aid in property accountability and are available through Commander, US Army Publications Center, 2800
Eastern Blvd., Baltimore, MD 21220-2896.
1-6. PREPARATION FOR STORAGE AND SHIPMENT. Administrative storage of the Air Compressor shall conform
generally with the provisions of TM 740-90-1, Administrative Storage of Equipment.
Section II. EQUIPMENT DESCRIPTION
1-7. DESCRIPTION. The Compressor Unit, Model 50-6715 is a stationary compressor unit intended for use as a source
of compressed air in the normal operations conducted at filling stations and vehicle maintenance shops. The major
components, indicators, safety apparatus, and essential operating items are shown in Figure 1-1.
1-8. TABULATED DATA.
a. Major Identification Plates
(1) The manufacturer's plate(s) is located on the rear of the air receiver mounting bracket below the
compressor pump and includes the serial number, contract number, type of compressor, CFM/PSI,
manufacturer FSCM, model number, date of manufacture, and National Stock Number.
(2) The motor plate located on the side of the motor body denotes make, model, frame size, h.p., rpm., ft. lbs.
of torque, full load current, and serial number.
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