M23053 Heat Shrink Tubing to Require QPL Listing

Changes are in store for the heat-shrinkable tubing industry; M23053 Mil-Spec grade tubing will require a QPL Listing, in addition to its original “First Article Test Report” requirement.

Over the years there have been many complaints about the quality, or lack thereof, within the AMS-DTL-23053 approval.  Many end users have criticized the amount of low quality products which claim to meet the requirements of the current AMS-DTL-23053 but prove inadequate, and so the movement to convert M23053 to a more stringent code began.

M23053 Heat Shrink Tubing

M23053 Heat Shrink Tubing

The change is finally being implemented after several large military and aerospace end users requested the QPL, many of which have a strong influence upon industry specs within the SAE Standards Group.  While the SAE group facilitated the change, the NAVAIR organization is responsible for the actual execution.

SAE members decided a QPL was the best solution to eradicate substandard products and to ensure that the products which meet these standards are premium quality only.  A QPL, or Qualified Producers List, is administered and maintained through U.S. Government agencies.   Many items on the QPL are required to perform in rigorous and critical applications, so only the best will suffice.

Within the next month or two, SAE-AMS-DTL-23053 will be replaced with the new SAE-AS23053 requiring QPL.  All QPL items, including AS25053, must go through a 3 year review and retention of qualification cycle.

M23053 Mil-Spec heat shrink tubing increases the durability of a wire and protects it from outside elements, and a QPL listing will ensure only the best quality for your applications. Although this additional QPL requirement only applies to M23053 Mil-spec tubing, be sure to check out Allied’s large selection of heat-shrink tubing to find the ideal product for your application.

About awcwire
Allied Wire & Cable is a value-added manufacturer and distributor of electrical wire and cable, tubing, and more. We are a family owned and operated company, serving a wide range of industries, including the military, automotive, aerospace, and telecommunications markets. Allied is headquartered in Collegeville, PA. Additional locations can be found across the US, in Merrimack, NH, Tampa, FL, Pewaukee, WI, and Las Vegas, NV. For more information on Allied, visit our main website at www.awcwire.com.

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