Stage I (Defect Code 96A). Small
physical characteristics, under uniform conditions
designed to effect homogeneity, and meeting definite
cracks or crazed (crackled surface).
Stage II (Defect Code 96B).
physical and chemical requirements of established
specifications and drawings (this includes renovated,
Spalling (chipped) or fractured (broken, major cracks, or
reworked, and reconditioned lots).
splits) to an extent where fit, function, or life has been
(d) Miscellaneous lot. A combination
(5) Inspection (Type of).
of single manufacturer's small lots or lot fragments
possessing the same technical history.
(e) Mixed lot. A combination of the
Surveillance per- formed on material in storage on a
same kind and type of material wherein identification of
cyclic basis. In this bulletin, the cycle is established in
the manufacturer, the lot number, or the time of
appendix A by the Inspection Frequency Code (IFC-see
manufacture is incomplete or cannot be determined.
The purpose is to determine the
(7) Occurrence basis.
serviceability status of items at the end of each cycle.
(b) Initial Receipt Inspection (IRI). An
without a predetermined time frame, that is performed as
the need occurs, e.g., initial receipt inspection (IRI) is
inspection performed on newly manufactured material
performed when the shipment arrives.
received directly from a vendor, manufacturer, or
(8) Serviceable. The condition of an item
government activity. The purpose is to determine if the
that has been determined by inspection to be satisfactory
items, unit packing, packing, or preservation have been
and safe for its intended use.
damaged in transit and whether the preservation, unit
An item of supply
packing, packing and marking are correct. This
possessing deteriorative or unstable characteristics to
inspection is not intended as an acceptance-type
the degree that a storage time period must be assigned
(c) Pre-Issue Inspection (PII). The
to assure that it will perform satisfactorily in service.
There are two types of shelf-life items defined by AR
inspections and tests on material immediately preceding
(a) Type I shelf-life item. An item of
(d) Prestorage Inspection (PSI). An
supply that is determined, through an evaluation of
inspection performed on material received from other
technical test data or actual experience, to be an item
depots, posts, camps, stations, or overseas returns
with a definite non-extendable shelf-life.
received within CONUS The purpose is to determine
(b) Type II shelf-life item. An item of
receipt condition and the current degree of serviceability
supply having an assigned shelf life, where the life may
of the items where serviceability status is
be ex- tended after the completion of a prescribed
(e) Special Inspection (SPI).
inspection, a test, or a restorative action.
inspection performed at the direction of higher
(SSS). Technical documents containing inspection
headquarters or as deemed necessary to satisfy local
instructions and criteria essential to determine
(f) Unit Basis Inspection (UBI). An
serviceability of material in storage.
(11) Unserviceable. The condition of an
inspection where each unit in the lot is inspected for the
defect characteristic under consideration. The unit basis
item that has been determined by inspection to be
method is also used for serially-numbered major end
unsatisfactory or unsafe for its intended use.
items that are considered separately for surveillance
Errors or omissions.
regarding errors or omissions in this bulletin on DA Form
2028 (Recommended Changes to Publication and Blank
(a) Depot lot. A combination of lots,
Forms) to the Commander, U.S. Army Armament,
irrespective of manufacturer or age, of the same kind
Munitions and Chemical Command, ATTN: AMSMC-
and type of material grouped into one large single lot for
QAL, Rock Island, IL 61299-6000; and send an
the purpose of economy in surveillance.
information copy to the Commander, US Army
(b) Grand lot. All lots of the same
Armament, Munitions and Chemical Command, ATTN:
kind and type of material from one manufacturer or
AMSMC-QAF (D), Dover, NJ 07801-5001.
reconditioning agency grouped into one large lot for the
purpose of economy in surveillance.
(c) Manufacturer's lot. A quantity of
one item of material manufactured or assembled in one
plant, from raw materials or components of the same