PERFORM PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE CHECKS AND SERVICES
ON THE AFP 14-X3 X-RAY FILM PROCESSOR
a. Preventive Maintenance Checks Services consists of routinely performed cleaning,
visual inspection, and servicing of equipment. The objectives of PMCS are to minimize
equipment down time, maximize equipment life and assure its safe and effective operation.
A good PMCS program maintains equipment in a serviceable condition by detecting and
correcting minor faults before they become major defects. A PMCS may include, but is
not limited to: cleaning, adjustment, alignment, lubrication, inspection, and replacement
of high mortality parts.
b. Cleaning is the most important form of preventive maintenance. Chemical
accumulation of processor parts causes corrosion or damage. This may seriously affect
the quality of x-ray films produced.
c. Proper lubrication is critical to extend the processor life. Over-lubrication or
improper lubrication will shorten the processor life or contaminate the chemicals.
d. There are two levels of PMCS, the equipment operator's PMCS and the
medical equipment repairer's PMCS.
e. Maintain accurate maintenance records to ensure that you perform PMCS on
OPERATOR LEVEL PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE CHECKS AND SERVICES
a. Perform Daily Preventive Maintenance Checks Services. After the operator
completes his daily operations with the AFP 14-X3 X-ray Film Processor, he performs the
(1) The operator cleans the processor as a part of the daily shutdown
procedure. He cleans the developer rollers (located in the developer rack), top cover,
side panels, feed tray, and receiving bin. See figure 1-1. To do this the operator
performs the following shutdown procedure:
(a) Turn the power switch OFF.
(b) Fully close the water supply valve to the processor.