This standard does not apply to piece-part manufacturers who build piece parts with a hot solder dip finish. It applies to refinishing performed by any other group, including a third party supplier, production facilities at the supplier and other organizations, whenever the intent of the dipping is to have full coverage and replacement of Pb-free tin.
The intent of this standard is for suppliers and users to incorporate these requirements into their operations to provide a consistent and well-controlled process for product applications that require significant control, typically Control Levels 2C or 3 of GEIA-STD-0005-2. Each user shall determine the applicability of this standard and the need for full replacement of the existing termination finish. This standard does not guarantee a particular yield or reliability of piece parts going through solder dipping. Some applications may have unique requirements that exceed the scope of this standard, and should be specified separately.
Pb-free tin piece parts which have been dipped in compliance with this standard are no longer considered to be Pb-free tin finished for the purposes of GEIA-STD-0005-2.