Storage Life

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Storage Life


the capacity of an item, article, device, or structure to meet continuously (within certain limits) established standards of quality during and after storage and transportation. Storage life, an example of reliability, is characterized by certain quantitative factors. The factors are determined by conditions of storage and transportation and by protective measures taken against heat and cold and the adverse effects of ambient temperatures, air, humidity, dust, solar radiation, shock, and mold. The most effective methods for enhancing storage life are conservation, the use of special protective coatings and impregnating compounds, and preventive servicing of articles to be stored.

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storage life, shelf life

The time period for which a material (such as a packaged adhesive or sealant) can be stored, under specified temperature conditions, and remain suitable for use.
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