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2.3 Order of precedence.
In the event of a conflict between the text of
this specification and the references cited herein (except for associated
detail specifications, specification sheets or MS standards), the text of this
specification shall take precedence.
Nothing in this specification, however,
shall supersede applicable laws and regulations unless a specific exemption
has been obtained.
3.1 First article. When specified in the contract or purchase order, a
sample shall be subjected to first article inspection (see 4.4 and 6.3).
Materials and finishes used in fabrication of the filter
element shall not adversely affect or be affected by fuels conforming to
MIL-F-16884 or MIL-F-5624, the test fluids included herein, and fuels containing
both salt and fresh water.
Ferrous alloys shall have
a chromium content of not less
than 12 percent, or shall be protected against
corrosion as specified in
MIL-H-6775. Copper alloys shall not be used.
Aluminum, when used, shall be
treated in accordance with MIL-C-5541 or shall
be anodized in accordance with
3.2.2 Dissimilar metals. Dissimilar metals, as defined in MIL-STD-889,
shall not be used in direct contact with each other.
3.2.3 Recovered materials. Unless otherwise specified herein, all equip-
ment, material, and articles incorporated in the products covered by this speci-
fication shall be new and may be fabricated using materials produced from re-
covered materials to the maximum extent practicable without jeopardizing the
intended use. The term "recovered materials" means materials which have been
collected or recovered from solid waste and reprocessed to become a source of
raw materials, as opposed to virgin raw materials. None of the above shall be
interpreted to mean that the use of used or rebuilt products is allowed under
this specification unless otherwise specifically specified.
3.2.4 Fungus proof material. Materials which are not nutrients for fungi
shall be used to the greatest extent possible. Where materials are used which
are nutrients for fungi, such materials shall be treated with a fungicidal agent.
If resinous or other material is used in the construc-
tion of the element for the elimination of imperfections, not more than 5 percent
of the filtering area shall be covered by this material.