The requirements for packaging are an integral part of the controlled storage procedure and provide a means of positive product identity from the time of manufacture to the time of assembly into a component.
ISO 27996:2009 does not establish limitations or storage times for assembled components nor the operating life of these components.
The information contained in ISO 27996:2009 is intended for use by those organizations that do not have specific requirements or recommendations already in place for the control of elastomeric seals and seal assemblies.
ISO 27996:2009 can be specified in control, storage and procurement documents. However, when the requirements of ISO 27996:2009 are in conflict with the customer's requirements or specifications, the requirements of the customer's detailed specifications take precedence.