are as follows:
3. General. It is the Army's objective to
attain and maintain a constant materiel readi-
(1) Storage serviceability standard. A
ness status for materiel in depot stocks. The
written procedure providing storage methods
scope of such an objective is of such magni-
and standards and prescribing the necessary
tude that only general guidelines are pro
requirements for the surveillance of material
vided by chapter 3, section VIII of TM 743-
200-1 for the quality evaluation of materiel
(2) Storage quality level (SQL). T h a t
in the custody of supply and storage activities.
quality level applicable to storage sampling
This standard supplements TM 743-200-1 by
inspection expressed in terms of percent de-
providing a systematic procedure for storage
fective or defects per 100 units, whichever
cyclic inspection of the power supplies speci-
is applicable, specified for a given group of
defects of a product.
It is the maximum
allowable accidental departure from specifi
tory storage practices, and other character-
cation requirements which can be tolerated.
istics which are acceptable. It also establishes
the basis for identifying materiel requiring
5. Reporting of Supply Bulletin Improve-
segregation remedial care and preservation
ments. Reporting of errors, omissions, and
or reclassification action. Applicable require-
recommendations for improving this publica-
ments of the standard may be used for per-
tion by the individual user is encouraged.
forming receipt and preshipment quality con-
Reports should be submitted on DA Form
2028 (Recommended Changes to Publications)
and forwarded direct to Commanding Gen-
4. Definitions. a. Definitions for the major-
eral, U. S. Army Electronics Command, ATTN
ity of specialized terms used can be found
AMSEL-ME-NMP-EM, Fort Monmouth, N. J.
b. Definitions for other specialized terms
STORAGE AND SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS
6. Preservation, Packaging, and Packing.
7. Marking. Marking will be in accordance
Preservation packaging, and packing will be
in accordance with the requirements listed
in appendix C. Items designated by 17-digit
8. Storage. a. Type. Controlled humidity
code shall be preserved and packaged in
warehouse or heated warehouse.
accordance with- MIL-STD-726; packing shall
b. Age Control. Power supplies will be
conform to the requirements specified in MIL-
issued on a first-in-first+out (FIFO) basis by
P-55585 (EL). Items designated by military
date of manufacture, or date of rebuild.
specifications shall be preserved, packaged,
Power supplies are subject
C . Shelf Life.
and packed in accordance with the require-
ments in the cited specification. Items desig-
quired to be inspected and tested as speci-
nated by an asterisk ( * ) shall be preserved,
fied in appendix D.
packaged, and packed in accordance with
the special instructions cited for the item.