q. Senior Quality Assurance Representative. Senior Quality Assurance
Representative (SQAR) is the senior enlisted inspector assigned to a ration assembly
r. Serviceability. The fitness of an item for its intended purpose; generally
expressed in terms of Condition Codes. For composite operational rations, three
factors are essential: estimated remaining shelf life, current quality and the condition of
the item and its components, and the packaging and packing integrity.
s. Thermostabilized Component. Any component subjected to a thermal
process in a closed retort approved by a process authority.
t. Time-Temperature Indicator. It is a small label attached to the outer case of
a MRE that is used to monitor storage conditions. Use the Time-Temperature Indicator
(TTI) as a tool only; do not allow it to be the sole factor for determining the disposition of
rations in storage.
u. Unit Load Packing List. A list attached to a unit load of modules that lists
the components (including contractual identification information) contained in the
2-23. STATISTICAL SAMPLING TERMS
a. Acceptable Quality Level. Acceptable quality level (AQL) is the maximum
percentage or proportion of variant units in a lot or batch that, for the purpose of
acceptance sampling, can be considered satisfactory as a process average.
b. Acceptance Number. This is the maximum number of defects or defective
units in the sample that will permit acceptance of the inspection lot or batch.
c. Action Numbers. A number which, when reached or exceeded, indicates
additional inspection is necessary or indicates a component is defective beyond
acceptable limits and the menu(s) that contains the item must be evaluated for
d. Assembler's/Contractor Lot. The collection (grouping) of units of a specific
product, limited, as much as possible, to units of identical characteristics as established
(1) Stock number