Guidance for the Development and Implementation of a Foreign Object Debris (FOD) Control Plan
|Publication Date:||1 December 2015|
This document introduces design concepts, guidelines, procedures, practices, process attributes, and recommendations for the control and mitigation of performance and reliability risks associated with the introduction of Foreign Object Debris (FOD) in electrical and electronic (E/E) assemblies, including optical and metallic cable and wiring harness assemblies, and elements thereof.
The intent of this document is to provide guidance and a template for the development and implementation of a Foreign Object Debris (FOD) Control Plan.
For purposes of this document:
• The Designer is the design agent for the User.
• The User is the individual, organization, company, contractually designated authority, or agency responsible for the procurement or design of electrical/electroni
• The Supplier is considered the individual, organization or company which provides the Manufacturer (assembler) components (electrical, electronic, electromechanical, mechanical, printed boards, etc.) and/or materials (solder, flux, cleaning agents, etc.).
• The Manufacturer is considered the entity that provides a service or product to the User.
This document is targeted for control of Foreign Object Debris (FOD) in areas where both critical and complex work is performed, and to operations involved with designing, developing, manufacturing, assembling, testing, operating, repairing, modifying, refurbishing, and maintaining Class 3 (or higher) hardware to the User specified cleanliness level.
a. The design concepts, guidelines, and procedures presented in this document are for guidance ONLY, and are not requirements. As such, the use of the words ''must,'' ''should'' and ''shall'' (and derivations thereof) have no special meaning in this document, and they do not indicate a binding criterion.
b. This document is not binding, unless separately and specifically included by the applicable contract, approved drawing( s), or purchase order.