STORAGE QUALITY ASSURANCE PROVISIONS
established standards having little bearing on the
1. Index Number. The four-digit index number of
effective use or operation of the unit.
this storage quality assurance provision (SQAP)
(reserved for future use in automatic data proc-
h. Mechanical-Visual Inspection. An inspection
essing) will be assigned when available.
by visual means to observe the item and/or pack-
aging and packing to detect deficiencies. Mechan-
2. Federal Stock Number. Each item listed in ap-
ical-visual inspection may require disassembly.
pendix B, with its federal stock number, is subject
i. Technical Inspection. A complete functional
to the provisions of this SQAP.
inspection, including disassembly, where required,
and performance testing and/or laboratory test-
3. Definitions. Special terms used in this SQAP
are defined as follows:
a. Acceptance Quality Level (AQL). The nom-
4. Specifications, Technical Manuals, and Other
inal value expressed in terms of percent defective
Documents. The following documents of the latest
or defects per 100 units, whichever is applicable,
issue in effect, contain inspection and testing in-
specified for a given group of defects of a product.
formation, data, and instructions applicable to
It is the maximum allowable accidental departure
these quality assurance provisions.
from specification requirements which can be tol-
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Index of Technical Manuals, Tech-
b. Storage Quality Level (SQL). That quality
nical Bulletins, Supply Manuals
level applicable to storage sampling inspection ex-
(types 7, 8, and 9), Supply Bul-
pressed in terms of percent defective or defects
letins, and Lubrication Orders.
per 100 units, whichever is applicable, specified
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U.S. Army Equipment Index of
for a given group of defects of a product. It is
Modification Work Orders.
the maximum allowable accidental departure from
Requisitioning, Receipt, and Issue
specification requirements which can be tolerated.
c. Defect. Any nonconformance of the unit of
Parts, Materials and Processes
product with specified requirements.
Used in Electronic Communica-
d. Defective Unit. A unit of product which con-
Marking of Electronic Items.
tains one or more defects.
Sampling Procedures and Tables
e. Critical Defect. A defect that judgement and
for Inspection by Attributes.
experience indicate is likely to result in hazardous
Quality Assurance Terms and Defi-
or unsafe conditions for individuals using, main-
Marking for Shipment and Storage.
taining, or depending on the product performance
Identification Marking of U.S. Mili-
of the tactical function of a major end item, such
as a ship, aircraft, tank, missile, or space vehicle.
Wired Equipment, Classification of
f. Major Defect. A defect other than critical
Visual and Mechanical Defects.
that could result in failure, or materially reduce
Packaging Requirements Code.
the usability of the product for its intended pur-
Testing of Radio Set/ARC-54 ( )
For Army Aircraft, Bench, Pre-
flight and Flight Tests.
g. Minor Defect. A defect that does not ma-
Depot Inspection Standard for
TB SIG 355-1
terially reduce the usability of the unit of product
Repaired Signal Equipment.
for its intended purpose, or is a departure from
Depot Inspection Standard for
TB SIG 355-2