STORAGE QUALITY ASSURANCE PROVISIONS
1. Index Number. The four-digit index number of this
i. Technical Inspection. A complete functional
storage quality assurance provision (SQAP) (reserfed
inspection, including disassembly, where required, and
for future use in automatic data processing) is to be
performance testing and/or laboratory testing.
4. Specifications, Technical Manuals, and Other
2. Federal Stock Number. Each item listed in
Documents. The following documents, of the latest
appendix B, with its Federal stock number
issue in effect, contain inspection and testing
the provisions of this SQAP.
information, data, and instructions applicable to these
quality assurance provisions:
3. Definitions. Special terms used in this SQAP are
defined as follows:
a. Acceptance Quality Level (AQL). The nominal
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Index of Technical Manuals,
value expressed in terms of percent defective or defects
Technical Bulletins, Supply Manuals
per 100 units, whichever is applicable, specified for a
(types 7, 8, and 9), Supply
given group of defects of a product. It is the maximum
Bulletins, and Lubrication Orders.
allowable accidental departure from specification
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U.S. Army Equipment Index of
requirements which can be tolerated.
Modification Work Orders.
Requisitioning, Receipt, and Issue
b. Storage Quality Level (SQL). That quality level
applicable to storage sampling inspection expressed in
Preservation, Methods of.
terms of percent defective or defects per 100 units,
Parts, Materials, and Processes Used
whichever is applicable, specified for a given group of
in Electronic Communication
defects of a product. It is the maximum allowable
accidental departure from specification requirements
Marking of Electronic Items.
which can be tolerated.
Sampling Procedures and Tables for
c. Defect. Any nonconformance of the unit of
Inspection by Attributes.
product with specified requirements.
Quality Assurance Terms and
d. Defective Unit. A unit of product which contains
one or more defects.
Marking for Shipment and Storage.
e. Critical Defect. A defect that judgement and
Identification Marking of U.S.
experience indicate is likely to result in hazardous or
unsafe conditions for individuals using, maintaining, or
Wired Equipment, Classification of
depending on the product performance of the tactical
Visual and Mechanical Defects.
function of a major end item, such as a ship, aircraft,
Packaging Requirements Code.
tank, missile, or space vehicle.
Specific Standard for Amplifier, Audio
f. Major Defect. A defect other than critical that
could result in failure, or materially reduce the usability
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Depot Inspection Standard for
of the product for its intended purpose.
Repaired Signal Equipment.
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g. Minor Defect. A defect that does not materially
reduce the usability of the unit of product for its intended
purpose, or is a departure from established standards
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having little bearing on the effective use or operation of
Moisture and Fungus Resistant
h. Mechanical-Visual Inspection. An inspection by
visual means to observe the item and/or its packaging
and packing to detect deficiencies. Mechanical-visual
inspection may require disassembly.