c. Level C.
shall be required.
STORAGE QUALITY ASSURANCE PROVISIONS
that could result in failure, or materially reduce
1. Index Number. The four-digit index number of
the usability of the product for its intended pur-
this storage quality assurance provision (SQAP)
(reserved for future use in automatic data proces-
sing) is to be assigned.
g. Minor Defect. A defect that does not ma-
terially reduce the usability of the unit of
2. Federal Stock Number.
Each item listed in
product for its intended purpose, or IS a dcpar-
appendix B, with its federal stock number, is
ture from established standards having little
subject to the provisions of this SQAP.
bearing on the effective use or operation of the
3. Definitions. Special terms used in this SQAP
h. Mechanical-Visual Inspection. An inspection
are defined as follows:
by visual means to observe the item and/or its
a. Acceptance Quality Level (AQL). The nom-
packaging and packing to detect deficiencies.
inal value expressed in terms of percent defec-
Mechanical-visual inspection may require dis-
tive or defects per 100 units, whichever is ap-
plicable, specified for a given group of defects of
2 Technical Inspection A complete functional
product. It is the maximum allowable accidental
inspection, i n c l u d i n g d i s a s s e m b l y , w h e r e r e -
departure from specification requirements which
qulred, and performance testing and/or Labora-
can be tolerated.
b Storage Quality Level (SQL). That quality
level applicable to storage sampling inspection
4. Specifications, Technical Manuals, and Other
expressed in terms of percent defective or de-
Documents. The following documents, of the la-
fects per 100 units, whichever is applicable, speci-
test issue in effect contain inspection and testing
fied for a given group of defects of a product. It
information, data, and instructions applicable to
is the maximum allowable accidental departure
these quality assurance provlslons:
from specification requirements which can be
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Index of Technical Manuals, Technical
c Defect Any nonconformance of the unit of
Bulletins, Supply Manuals (types 7
product with specified requirements.
8. and 9). Supply Bulletins, and Lu-
d. Defective Unit. A unit of product which
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contains one or more defects.
ification Work Orders
Requisitioning, Receipt, and Issue
e. Critical Defect. A defect that judgement
and experience indicate is likely to result in haz-
Preservation, Methods of
ardous or unsafe conditions for individuals using,
Parts. Material and Processes Used
maintaining, or depending on the product per-
formance of the tactical function of a major end
item, such as a ship, aircraft, tank, missile, or
Marking of Electronic Items
Sampling Procedures and Tables for
Inspcction by Attributes
f. Major Defect. A defect other than critical