CLAUSE CODE: QC69d    This clause is current as of 09/18/2019; 13:53:21
  CLAUSE TITLE: Packaging, Handling, and Labeling


QC69d - Packaging, Handling, and Labeling:

General Requirements

The Subcontractor shall:

  • Utilize packaging, handling, and shipping methods that maintain the quality and dimensional integrity of the item and prevent damage, deterioration, substitution, contamination, corrosion, or loss in transit.
  • Ensure that any special handling information needed to preserve the integrity of the product being shipped (e.g. ESD, moisture sensitive, cleanliness) is clearly labeled on the exterior of the package and stated in the appropriate shipping documentation.
  • Not use pink poly material for packaging due to JPL Contamination Requirements.
Electrical, Electronic, Electromechanical (EEE) Requirements

In addition to the General Requirements, if the product is an EEE device, the Subcontractor shall comply with the following requirements:

  • Unless otherwise specified on the Purchase Order/Subcontract, discrete EEE components shall be packaged such that each individual component is isolated from contact with other components in the shipment; parts shall not be shipped using bulk packaging. Component tubes/rails are permitted to allow component contact as long as the component leads / terminations are isolated from inter-component contact.
  • For non-ESD Sensitive EEE devices, Subcontractor shall place them in conductive or static-dissipative packages, tubes, carriers, etc. for shipment. ESD-warning label is optional.
  • For ESD Sensitive EEE devices, Subcontractor shall place them in conductive or static-dissipative packages, tubes, carriers, etc. for shipment in accordance to ANSI/ESD S20.20. ESD-warning label is mandatory.
    • If the device has an ESD sensitivity of 200 volts or less, the Subcontractor shall additionally identify the level of sensitivity on the packaging.
Information
  • ESD Sensitivity is defined using the Human Body Model (HBM) of MIL-STD-883, Method 3015.
  • ANSI/ESD S20.20 is for the “Development of an Electrostatic Discharge Control Program for Protection of Electrical and Electronic Parts, Assemblies and Equipment (excluding electrically initiated Explosive Devices)”.