The sample(s) shall be examined as specified in 4.5.1.
presence of one or more defects shall be cause for rejection. A sample shall
consist of either an assembled pallet or set of components necessary to assem-
ble one (1) pallet.
Each sample shall be tested as specified in 4.5.2.
any test shall be cause for rejection.
4.4 Quality conformance inspection.
4.4.1 Sampling. Sampling for examination and moisture content test (220.127.116.11)
shall be in accordance with MIL-STD-105. A lot shall consist of all pallets,
of one style, size type and class offered for acceptance at one time. A sample
shall be either one (1) assembled pallet or the necessary components for
assembling one (1) pallet. (See section 18.104.22.168. for sampling for presence of
Samples selected in accordance with 4.4.1 shall be exam-
ined as specified in 4.5.1. Inspection shall be level II and the acceptable
quality level (AQL) shall be 6.5 defects per hundred units for total defects
and 2.5 defects per hundred units for major defects.
Samples selected in accordance with 4.4.1 shall be tested as
specified in 22.214.171.124. Inspection level shall be S-2 with an AQL of 4.0 defects
When preservation is required, presence of such will be
per hundred units.
tested according to section 126.96.36.199.
4.5 Inspection procedure.
Pallets, assembled or unassembled shall be examined, as
applicable, for defects classified as follows:
Brittleheart (applicable to eucalyptus robusta species only).
Fasteners not correct type or pattern.
Incorrect species of wood or wood group.
Decay or evidence of insect infestation.
No preservative (if specified).
Incorrect marking information.
Any allowable defect or combination of defects occurring in a
position that impairs strength of the pallet.
Strap slots missing (when required).
All wood components not absolutely free from bark.
Incorrect pallet or board dimensions.
Defects or imperfections that interfere with the prescribed
Through checks, splits and shakes exceeding in length the
width of the piece.
Wane (use class 2 of MIL-STD-731 for allowable defects).