c. Work shall be positioned for flat welding whenever practicable.
d. Procedures and sequences shall be such that distortion and shrinkage will be held to a
minimum. When straightening is required, caution shall be exercised to insure that the
straightening process does not weaken the part and distributor.
3.21 Noise level. The noise level shall not exceed MIL-STD-1474, 220.127.116.11, category D [85 dB(A)], at
the operators' position or other occasionally occupied positions, when tested in accordance with 18.104.22.168.
If technical infeasibility is established via MIL-STD-1474, 22.214.171.124, or the means of reduction is too costly,
the written permission of the procuring activity shall be requested to exceed the 85 db(A) limit. The
precautions of MIL-STD-1474 shall be provided if and only if MIL-STD-1474, 126.96.36.199 procedures have
been pursued and documented to the satisfaction of the procuring activity. Hazard signs shall conform with
MIL-STD-1474, 4.3 and be readable at the distance indicated on the sign. Technical manuals shall contain
3.22 Certification. Unless otherwise specified (see 6.2), the contractor shall provide certification that
the distributor complies with the requirements of OSHA and DOT regulations (see 3.1), DOT tracking
tolerance in 3.4.2c, environmental condition in 3.4.4, tank material/coating in 3.6, fuel tank in 188.8.131.52, non
toxic surfaces in 3.6 and 3.7.3, and component temperature range in 3.7.5.
4. QUALITY ASSURANCE PROVISIONS
4.1 Responsibility for inspection. Unless otherwise specified in the contract, the contractor is
responsible for the performance of all inspection requirements as specified herein. Except as otherwise
specified in the contract, the contractor may use his own or any other facilities suitable for the performance
of the inspection requirements specified herein, unless disapproved by the Government. The Government
reserves the right to perform any of the inspections set forth in the specification where such inspections are
deemed necessary to assure supplies and services conform to prescribed requirements.
4.1.1 Responsibility for compliance. All items must meet all sections 3 and 5 requirements. The
inspections in section 4 are the minimum to be used to demonstrate compliance. Sampling in quality
conformance inspection does not authorize submission of known defective material, either indicated or
actual, nor does it commit the Government to acceptance of defective material.
4.1.2 Component and material inspection. The contractor is responsible for insuring that components
and materials used are manufactured, examined, and tested in accordance with referenced specifications
and standards, as applicable.
4.2 Classification of inspections. The inspection requirements specified herein are classified as
a. First article inspection (see 4.3).
b. Quality conformance inspection (see 4.4).