QUALITY ASSURANCE PROVISIONS
4.1 Responsibility for inspection. Unless otherwise specified in the
contract or purchase order, the contractor is responsible for the performance
of all inspection requirements as specified herein. Except as otherwise speci-
fied in the contract or purchase order, 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 Inspection system. The manufacturer (see 6.5.3) shall provide and
maintain an Inspection system acceptable to the Government for supplies and
services covered by this specification. The inspection system shall be in
accordance with MIL-I-45208.
4.2 Classification of inspection.
Inspection requirements specified
herein are classified as follows:
(a) Qualification inspection (see 4.3).
(b) First article inspection (see 4.4).
(c) Quality conformance inspection (see 4.5).
4.3 Qualification inspection. Qualification inspection will be authorized
only to the manufacturer (see 6.5.3) of welding electrodes and rods. Qualifica-
tion inspection shall be conducted at a laboratory satisfactory to the Naval Sea
items Command (NAVSEA). Qualification Inspection shall consist of the exami-
nations specified in 4.6.1 and in the detailed inspection and the tests specified
in the detailed specification.
4.3.1 Special instructions. When applying for test authorization, or after
tests have been authorized and when samples are submitted, the manufacturer (see
6.5.3) shall furnish the following information. (This information, together with
test results obtained with the sample, shall form a part of the qualification
test. All information will be held in confidence by the Government.)
220.127.116.11 For bare solid electrode, where lot identification is by heat of
wire (see 18.104.22.168.1), the following information shall apply:
(a) MIL-type and size under which approval is desired.
(b) Composition of wire in terms of nominal percentages for each
(c) Composition of the deposited weld metal.
(d) Recommended amperages for each weld test.
(e) Brand name of electrode and when applicable, brand name of flux.
22.214.171.124 For bare solid electrode, where lot identification is by controlled
wire chemical composition (see 126.96.36.199.2), in addition to 188.8.131.52, the following
shall be furnished for approval of the command or agency concerned (see 6.5.1):