Sunday, April 27, 2014

Federal Supply Codes Class - FSC



Federal Supply Class (FSC) codes are used to group products into logical families for management purposes. The four-digit fields, (defined within Cataloging Handbook H2-1) are used to group standardization documents and their products into logical families. Similarly, Standardization Areas refer to categories for engineering technologies, disciplines, and practices that do not fall under a FSC.










The FEDERAL SUPPLY CLASSIFICATION (FSC) and its Indexes have been developed and adopted by the Office of the Secretary of Defense for use in classifying items of supply identified under the Federal Cataloging Program. 

The FSC is a commodity classification designed to serve the functions of supply and is sufficiently comprehensive in scope to permit the classification of all items of personal property. In order to accomplish this, groups and classes have been established for the universe of commodities, with emphasis on the items known to be in the supply systems of the Federal Government. 

The structure of the FSC, as presently established, consists of 78 groups, which are subdivided into 645 classes. The Federal Supply Group (FSG) identifies, by title, the commodity area covered by classes within the group. 

Each class covers a relatively homogeneous area of commodities, in respect to their physical or performance characteristics, or in the respect that the items included therein are such as are usually requisitioned or issued together, or constitute a related grouping for supply management purposes. Groups 21, 27, 33, 50, 57, 64, 82, 86, 90, 92, 97, and 98 are currently unassigned. 

The FSC utilizes a four-digit coding structure. The first two digits of the code number identify the group, and the last two digits of the code number identify the classes within each group. Code numbers are so assigned as to make it possible to expand the number of groups and classes as that becomes necessary. In most instances gaps have been left within each group, between the numbers assigned to adjacent classes, to permit the insertion of new classes in logical sequence, when necessary, because of technological advances or to accomplish other desirable additions and changes. 

The primary application of the FSC code number is in the National Stock Number (NSN). The NSN for an item of supply consists of the applicable four-digit FSC code number plus the nine-digit National Item Identification Number (NIIN). 


Federal Supply Classification (FSC) Table
(for developing depreciation data for
NF 1018 Line Item #9, Equipment)

FSC
#
FSC Group Title
Useful Life
10
Weapons
15
11
Nuclear Ordinance
10
12
Fire Control Equipment
10
13
Ammunition and Explosives
10
14
Guided Missiles
15
15
Aircraft and Airframe Structural Components
20
16
Aircraft Components and Accessories
20
17
Aircraft Launching, Landing, and Ground Handling Equipment
10
18
Space Vehicles
15
19
Ships, Small Craft, Pontoons, and Floating Docks
15
20
Ship and Marine Equipment
15
22
Railway Equipment
7
23
Ground Effects Vehicles, Motor Vehicles, Trailers, and Cycles
10
24
Tractors
10
25
Vehicular Equipment Components
10
26
Tires and Tubes
Material
28
Engines, Turbines and Components
15
29
Engine Accessories
7
30
Mechanical Power Transmission Equipment
15
31
Bearings
Material
32
Woodworking Machinery and Equipment
7
34
Metalworking Machinery
15
35
Service and Trade Equipment
5
36
Special Industry Machinery
10
37
Agricultural Machinery and Equipment
7
38
Construction, Mining, Excavating, and Highway Maintenance Equipment
10
39
Materials Handling Equipment
10
40
Rope, Cable, Chain, and Fittings
Material
41
Refrigeration, Air-Conditioning, and Air Circulating Equipment
7
42
Fire Fighting, Rescue and Safety Equipment
10
43
Pumps and Compressors
10
44
Furnace, Steam Plant, Drying Equipment; and Nuclear Reactors
7
45
Plumbing, Heating, and Sanitation Equipment
10
46
Water Purification and Sewage Treatment Equipment
7
47
Pipe, Tubing, Hose and Fittings
Material
48
Valves
Material
49
Maintenance and Repair Shop Equipment
10
51
Hand Tools
5


FSC
#
FSC Title
Useful Life
52
Measuring Tools
7
53
Hardware and Abrasives
Material
54
Prefabricated Structures and Scaffolding
10
55
Lumber, Millwork, Plywood and Veneer
Material
56
Construction and Building Materials
Material
58
Communication, Detection and Coherent Radiation Equipment
10
59
Electrical and Electronic Equipment Components
10
60
Fiber Optics Materials, Components, Assemblies, Accessories
Material
61
Electric Wire and Power and Distribution Equipment
7
62
Lighting Fixtures and Lamps
10
63
Alarm, Signal and Security Detection Systems
5
65
Medical, Dental, and Veterinary Equipment and Supplies
7
66
Instruments and Laboratory Equipment
10
67
Photographic Equipment
10
68
Chemicals and Chemical Products
Material
69
Training Aids and Devices
10
70
General Purpose Automatic Data Processing Equipment (Including Firmware), Software, Supplies and Support Equipment
7
71
Furniture
10
72
Household and Commercial Furnishings and Appliances
5
73
Food Preparation and Serving Equipment
7
74
Office Machines, Text Processing Systems, and Visible Record Equipment
5
75
Office Supplies and Devices
Material
76
Books, Maps and Other Publications
5
77
Musical Instruments, Phonographs, and Home-Type Radios
10
78
Recreational and Athletic Equipment
7
79
Cleaning Equipment and Supplies
Material
80
Brushes, Paints, Sealers and Adhesives
Material
81
Containers, Packaging, and Packing Supplies
10
83
Textiles, Leathers, Furs, Apparel and Shoe Findings, Tents and Flags
5
84
Clothing, Individual Equipment, and Insignia
5
85
Toiletries
Material
87
Agricultural Supplies
Material
88
Live Animals
7
89
Subsistence
Material
91
Fuels, Lubricants, Oils and Waxes
Material
93
Nonmetallic Fabricated Materials
Material
94
Nonmetallic Crude Materials
Material
95
Metal Bars, Sheets, and Shapes
Material
96
Ores, Minerals, and Their Primary Products
Material
99
Miscellaneous
5




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