Section I. GENERAL INFORMATION
1-1. SCOPE. Type of Manual: Operator's, Organizational, Direct and General Support Maintenance for Eclipse
Reciprocating Compressor Unit Model 50-6717.
1-2. MAINTENANCE FORMS AND RECORDS. The Department of the Army forms and procedures used for equipment
maintenance will be those prescribed by TM 38-750, 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 Report). Mail EIR's directly to: Commander,
USATSARCOM, ATTN: DRSTS-MEM, 4300 Goodfellow Boulevard, St. Louis, MO 63120. A reply will be furnished to
1-4. DESTRUCTION OF ARMY MATERIAL TO PREVENT ENEMY USE. For general destruction procedures for the
compressor, refer to TM 750-244-3 (Procedures for Destruction of Equipment to Prevent Enemy Use).
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 Adjutant General
Publication Center, ATTN: AGDL-OD, 1665 Woodson Road, St. Louis, MO 63114.
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 Eclipse Reciprocating Compressor Unit, Model 50-6717 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