TRC 5 RA
QUALITY ASSURANCE INSPECTION INSTRUCTIONS
(1) Failure of any of the applicable functional or
The shelf-life items covered in this
visual inspections, or tests specified below in this
inspection instruction contain radioactive
inspection instruction shall be classified as a major
materiels. Inspection shall be performed
in a well ventilated area. Precautions
(2) Failure of any of the visual inspection quality
relative to handling radioactive materiel
defect codes in appendix A shall be classified to the
are defined in the applicable license(s)
severity level specified in appendix A.
issued by the US Nuclear Regulatory
d. Inspection Methods.
(1) For a lot of items, Inspection Level (IL) S-3
procedures may be directed to
applies, (see MILSTD-105, table 1, Master Sampling
Radiological Protection Officer, AMSMC-
SFS, Rock Island, IL 61299-6000.
(2) For a lot of items, the following Acceptable
The purpose of this inspection
Quality Levels (AQL's) apply:
instruction is to provide necessary information and
procedures for inspection of armament materiel
See MIL-STD-105 Table
containing radioluminous devices.
2, Acceptance and
D-2. Policy. These inspection instructions have been
designed to detect any significant deterioration of
material in storage and to avoid over-inspection.
(3) Select, in a random manner, a sample from
a. General. Inspection, in addition to that pre-
the lot of the item.
scribed in appendix A and this inspection instruction,
(4) A defective item shall not be returned to
shall comply with AR 700-64 Radioactive Commodities in
the DOD Supply Systems 9DSAM 4145.8), and the
(5) A defective item shall remain defective until
applicable license(s) (listed below) issued by the US
such time as it is repaired or replaced.
Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC).
D-4. Inspection procedure.
US NRC BML 12-00722-04
(1) Visually inspect the packaging of each
US NRC BML 12-00722-06
sample item for defects cited in section II and appendix
(2) Remove packaging.
Repack after the
US NRC BML 12-00722-07
(3) Visually inspect each sample item for defects
in appendix A.
(4) Visually inspect each item for damage to
US NRC BML 12-00722-09
Tritium Illumination for
illuminated elements such as vials, counter digits, and
reticules. Should damage be found, classify the item as
a major defective.
(M68 Family of
b. Inspection tests.
(1) A test to determine radioluminous material
b. Inspection Condition.
leakage should be performed. The item is wiped with
(1) Basis of Surveillance. Surveillance for items
filter paper that has been moistened with distilled water.
listed in this appendix will be conducted on the basis of
The wiping shall be performed with moderate finger
manufacturer's, grand, depot, miscellaneous, or mixed
pressure. The filter paper is placed in a scintillation vial
lots. Miscellaneous or mixed lot sizes shall not exceed
with the proper portion of distilled water. The scintillation
vial is analyzed by a liquid scintillation counter. The
(2) Inspection lot disposition criteria.
(a) Accept lot. Accept per d below.
disintegrations per minute (DPM), shall be within 10
(b) Reject lot. Reject per d below.
percent of the true count of a known stand- and value
c. Defect Classification.
when counted for a period yielding 2000 dis-