- Check/inspection/test in accordance
inventory managers instructions.
- R e p l a c e a l l d e t e r i o r a t ed
nonmetallic components subject to
deterioration. Disassemble the item and
process to the level required to permit
replacement of deteriorable items; test
to post overhaul standards and return to
stock as ready for issue (RFI) item with
fully restored storage time limitations.
Mark the exterior package with the last
date of overhaul.
- Test the item. If correct, extend the shelf
life by the number of months indicated
by the shelf life code following the T
after which process in accordance with
- Unsuitable for restoration to issuable
status. At the end of shelf life period,
dispose of the material according to
The shelf-life action code is assigned to a shelf-life item
for the following reasons:
. TO specify the type of inspection, test, or
restorative action to be taken when the item has reached
its storage shelf life
l To specify the extension of the shelf-life time
period after the test or restorative action has been
A complete explanation of each shelf-life action
code is described in the appendices of NAVSUP P-567
and NAVSUP P-485.
Shelf-life management procedures are designed to
accomplish the following objectives:
. To reduce the financial loss because of the
nonutilization of deteriorative items before the shelf-life
l Ensure that overaged material, that may be
ineffective or unsafe, is not installed in shipboard or
Shelf-life material is inspected periodically for
condition and expiration dates. When multiple quantity
items have been inspected and found to have different
expiration dates, they should be rearranged, if necessary,
to place units with the earliest expiration date in front of
the others so the older stock is issued first.
Expired type II shelf-life items are restored
according to applicable shelf-life action codes (SLAC).
The SLAC may be listed in the technical publications or
the cognizant inventory managers instructions or both.
When these items can be restored, the expiration dates
on the stock labels are then extended, as appropriate.
Expired type 11 shelf-life items that are not within the
ships capability to restore are turned in to the nearest
shore supply activity.
Expired type I shelf-life items are normally
disposed of by removing from stock and then destroying
them unless the overage items can be used safely for
secondary purposes not requiring material in
The shelf-life item inventory is reviewed and
compared with anticipated requirements to guarantee
timely turn-in of those items not used or restored by the
ship before the expiration date. Type I shelf-life
material is not turned in to supply activities in the United
States (including Hawaii) if the extended cost of the item
is less than or the remaining storage life is less than
3 months. Type I shelf-life material is not turned in to
the supply activities in Alaska or overseas bases if the
extended cost of the item is less than 0 or the
remaining storage life is less than 6 months.
The supply condition codes are assigned to
shelf-life items according to the length of time
remaining before the expiration date.Table 5-6 lists the
supply condition codes applicable to shelf-life items.
MATERIAL IN CUSTODY OF OTHER
The supply officer is responsible for the storage,
security, and inventory control of all stock material held
in custody. Although stock material should be stored in
supply department storerooms, it maybe necessary or
advisable to store bulky consumables such as lumber,
metal, and pipe or certain repair parts in spaces under
control of other department heads.