attain and maintain a constant materiel read-
are as follows:
iness status for materiel in depot stocks. The
(1) Storage serviceability standard. A
scope of such an objective is of such magnitude
written procedure providing storage methods
that only general guidelines are provided by
and standards and prescribing the necessary
chapter 3, section VIII of TM 743-200-1 for
requirements for the surveillance of materiel
the quality evaluation of materiel in the
custody of supply and storage activities. This
(2) Storage quality level (SQL). That
standard supplements TM 743-200-1 by pro-
quality level applicable to storage sampling
viding a systematic procedure for storage
inspection expressed in terms of percent de-
cyclic inspection of the power supplies specified
fective or defects per 100 units, whichever is
applicable, specified for a given group of de-
fects of a product. It is the maximum allow-
tory storage practices, and other character-
able accidental departure from specification
istics which are acceptable. It also establishes
requirements which can be tolerated.
the basis for identifying materiel requiring
segregation, remedial care and preservation,
or reclassification action. Applicable require-
5. Reporting of Supply Bulletin Improve-
ments of the standard may be used for per-
ments. Reporting of errors, omissions, and re-
forming receipt and preshipment quality con-
commendations for improving this publication
by the individual user is encouraged. Reports
should be submitted on DA Form 2028 (Re-
4. Definitions. a. Definitions for the major-
commended Changes to Publications) and for-
ity of specialized terms used can be found in
warded direct to Commanding Gereral, U. S.
Army Electronics Command, ATTN: AMSEL-
ME-NMP-Em, Fort Monmouth, N. J. 07703.
b. Definitions for other specialized terms
7. Marking. Marking will be in accordance
6. Preservation Packaging, and Packing.
Preservation, packaging, and packing will be
in accordance with the requirements listed
in appendix C. Items designated by 17-digit
code shall be preserved and packaged in ac-
8. Storage. a. Type. Controlled humidity
cordance with MIL-STD-726; packing shall con-
warehouse or heated warehouse.
form to the requirements specified in MIL-P-
b. Age Control. Power supplies will be
55585 (EL). Items designated by military
issued on a first-in-first-out (FIFO) basis by
specifications shall be preserved packaged,
date of manufacture or date of rebuild.
and packed in accordance with the require-
ments in the cited specification. Items des-
c. Shelf Life. Power supplies are subject
ignated by an asterisk ( * ) shall be preserved,
quired to be inspected and tested as specified
packaged and packed in accordance with the
in appendix D.
special instructions cited for the item.