how often to perform inspection of materiel in storage.
of AMCCOM materiel using this bulletin. Since the
However, for the shelf-life items contained in this bulletin,
codes are not included in AR 7403. they need not be
the Inspection Frequency is determined in accordance
used for reporting under ADP systems, i.e. SPEEDEX.
b. Inspection Level (IL). Inspection levels have
with the instructions in appendix B.
been selected from MIL-STD-105 to provide the smallest
requirements. Inspection level codes are as follows:
G1 (I in MIL-STD-105)
G2 (II in MIL-STD-105)
f. Test Required Codes (TRC).
G3 (III in MIL-STD-105)
Except for the letter codes given below,
c. Acceptable Quality Level (AQL). Acceptable
which are only for simple examination, additional three
digit alpha codes may be assigned to an item to indicate
quality levels have been selected from MIL-STD-105 to
an inspection/test is required.
give that level of sampling protection required to provide
Some uncomplicated items require only a
serviceable equipment to users. Separate AQL's are
simple examination. To cover those items not requiring
provided for major and minor defects.
d. Shelf-Life Codes (SLC). The codes shown in
more detailed examination, the following codes apply:
appendix A were initially assigned by the developers at
provisioning of the item and subsequently are maintained
When the Shelf-Life Code (SLC) in the AMDF is
different than shown in appendix A, the SLC in
the AMDF will be used. Should additional SLC
items appear in the AMDF which do not appear
in this SB contact Commander, US Army
g. Packing Codes (PC).
Armament, Munitions and Chemical Command,
An alpha code that
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represents the minimum level of protection required
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based on the prescribed storage conditions. The codes
Shelf-life codes for type I and type II shelf-life items are
are as follows:
Level of Protection
When the Packing Code (PC) in the AMDF is
different than shown in appendix A, the PC
code in the AMDF will be used.
h. Type Storage Codes (TSC). An alpha code
assigned to an item to indicate the recommended type of
storage. These codes are defined by AR 708-1.
Heated warehouse space (general purpose).
Unheated warehouse space (general
Controlled humidity warehouse space.
Shed, nonwarehouse space.
Assign a shelf life code "x" to military
Hazardous commodity space (non-Class V
essential and medical items with a shelf life
items, e.g., acids, compressed gasses, or
of greater than 60 months (5 years).
e. Inspection Frequency Codes (IFC).
Open space (materiel may be stored in open
following codes are generally used in appendix A to tell