are as follows:
attain and maintain a constant materiel readi-
ness status for materiel in depot stocks. The
(1) Storage serviceability standard. A
scope of such an objective is of such magni-
written procedure providing storage methods
tude that only general guidelines are pro-
and standards and prescribing the necessary
vided by chapter 3, section VIII of TM 743-
requirements for the surveillance of materiel
200-1 for the quality evaluation of materiel
in the custody of supply and storage activi-
(2) Storage quality level (SQL). T h a t
This standard supplements TM 743-
quality level applicable to storage sampling
200-1 by providing a systematic procedure
inspection expressed in terms of percent de-
fective or defects per 100 units, whichever
is applicable, specified for a given group of
defects of a product.
It is the maximum
satisfactory storage practices, and other
allowable accidental departure from specifi-
characteristics which are acceptable. It also
cation requirements which can be tolerated.
establishes the basis for identifying materiel
requiring segregation remedial care and
5. Reporting of Supply Bulletin Improve-
Preservation or reclassification action. Ap-
ments. Reporting of errors, omissions, and
plicable requirements of the standard may
recommendations for improving this publica-
be used for performing receipt and preship-
tion by the individual user is encouraged.
ment quality control inspections.
Reports should be submitted on DA Form
2028 (Recommended Changes to DA Pub-
4. Definitions. a . Definitions for the ma-
lications) and forwarded direct to Command-
jority of specialized terms used can be found
ing General, U. S. Army Electronics Com-
mand, ATTN AMSEL-ME-NMP-EM, Fort
b. Definitions for other specialized terms
Monmouth, N. J. 07703.
STORAGE AND SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS
6. Preservation Packaging, and Packing.
7. Marking. Marking will be in accordance
Preservation, packaging, and packing will be
with MI L-ST D-129D.
in accordance with the requirements listed
in appendix C. Items designated by 17-digit
8. Storage. a. Type. Controlled humidity
warehouse or heated warehouse,
code shall be preserved and packaged in
accordance with MIL-STD-726C; packing shall
b. Age Control. Amplifiers will be issued
conform to the requirements specified in MIL-
on a first-in-first-out (FIFO) basis by date
P-55585 (EL). Items designated by military
of manufacture, or date of rebuild.
specifications shall be preserved, packaged,
anti packed in accordance with the require-
terioration during storage and are required
ments in the cited specification. Items desig-
to be inspected and tested as specified in
nated by an asterisk ( * ) shall be preserved,
packaged, and packed in accordance with
the special instructions cited for the item.