from users, 100 percent of the contents of unsealed containers is inspected. Gauging is performed as required.
Sealed containers are normally inspected on a sampling basis, by lot, for damage in transit, deterioration, and
nonstandard conditions. Used packaging materials (such as boxes, fiber containers, and residue) are also
Acceptance Inspections (AIs). These inspections are performed on materiel received from the contractor or
plant that requires inspection and acceptance at the destination, on materiel that is inspected at the destination, on
materiel that is inspected at the origin and that requires acceptance at the destination, and on components from
demilitarization that are to be reused or returned to the stockpile. Instructions for an AI are furnished by the
applicable commodity command, when required.
Periodic Inspections (PIs). PIs, also called cyclic inspections, are performed on all materiel except that in
condition code H or in demilitarization accounts. Materiel is inspected periodically for deterioration and for
nonstandard conditions. The purpose of inspecting unserviceable, economically repairable, and suspended
ammunition is to detect evidence of further deterioration that may alter the percentages. This may, in turn, require
a rework or a change of condition code. If stocks are stored under adverse conditions, they must be examined on
an annual basis by lot or by group sampling, or more frequently as determined by the QASAS in charge. If stocks
are stored under normal conditions, the periodic inspection interval will be that given in SB 742-1, as shown in
Safety In Storage Inspections (SISs). These are performed on unserviceable, nonrepairable ammunition and
on all ammunition in demilitarization accounts (whether it is serviceable or unserviceable) to ensure safety for
continued storage and handling. Handling includes the preparatory actions necessary to demilitarize the items.
The QASAS determines whether the defects noted could result in a hazardous situation (for handling or for
storage) in the foreseeable future for each lot in this category. The SIS inspection is conducted prior to handling
any ammunition that has been declared unserviceable.
Storage Monitoring Inspections (SMIs). SMIs are performed as required by the applicable technical
instructions for specific items, or as determined necessary by the QASAS in charge. An SMI is performed on
items in storage. It includes, but is not necessarily limited to, the inspection of lethal chemical agent munitions,
containers of bulk lethal chemical agents, and containerized lethal chemical agent munitions. It is performed to
detect leaks and other defects that can be seen, and to read and record the pressure and relative humidity of items
packaged in pressurized or desiccated containers.
Special Inspections (SPIs). SPIs are performed at the direction of higher headquarters, or to satisfy special
or local requirements when approved by the QASAS in charge. The reason for conducting an SPI must be
entered on the inspection report.
Preissue Inspections (PIIs). These are inspections other than PIs that must be performed prior to issue. For
example, PIIs are performed on ammunition destined for preposition ships, as a special check for specific defects
as determined by the QASAS in charge, or when directed by higher headquarters.
Note that a lot overdue for a PI is given a PI prior to shipment, not a PII. The reason for conducting a PII must be
entered on the inspection report.
Verification Inspections (VIs). VIs are performed on materiel processed during preservation and packaging
(P&P) and during maintenance operations (such as renovation, modification, or overhaul).