4.4 Quality conformance inspection.
4.4.1 Inspection lot formation. The term "inspection lot" is defined as a
homogeneous collection of units of product from which a representative sample is drawn
or which is inspected 100 percent to determine conformance with applicable
requirements. Units of product selected for inspection shall represent only the inspection
lot from which they are drawn and shall not be construed to represent any prior or
subsequent quantities presented for inspection. Homogeneity shall be considered to exist
provided the inspection lot has been produced by one manufacturer in one unchanged
process, using the same materials and methods, in accordance with the same drawings,
same drawings revisions, same specifications and, same specifications revisions. All
material submitted for inspection in accordance with this specification shall comply with
the homogeneity criteria specified herein, regardless of the type of inspection procedure
which is being applied to determine conformance with requirements.
4.4.2 Examination and tests.
a. Classification of characteristics. Quality conformance examination and tests are
specified in the following Classification of Characteristics paragraphs. The contractor's
quality program or detailed inspection system shall provide assurance of compliance of
all characteristics with the applicable drawings and specification requirements utilizing as
a minimum the conformance criteria specified. When cited herein, attributes sampling
inspection shall be conducted in accordance with Table II below, using the inspection
levels sated in the Classification of Characteristics paragraphs.
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