Assembled pallets shall form a rectangle.
Positioning of components.
All intermediate deckboards shall be parallel to the edges. Stringer boards
and post shall not protrude on any side. All posts shall have the grain of the
wood parallel to the length of the stringer boards and shall be positioned as
shown on the applicable drawing.
3.4 Identification. When specified (see 6.2), type I pallets shall be branded
or stenciled with the information shown in Figures 1, 1A, 1B, or 2, as applica-
ble (see 6.5). If above identification is not required, unit packs of type I
pallets (see Figure 3) and unit packs of type II pallets (see Figure 4) shall
be identified as indicated in 5.3 and shall further include the stock number
and contract number in letters 1/4 inch (6 mm) high (minimum).
Identification of preservative treated pallets (see 184.108.40.206). The
letters "PA" shall be annotated on all pallets subjected to the
Copper-8-quinolinolate preservative treatment. The letter "PB" shall be
annotated on all pallets subjected to the zinc naphthenate preservative treat-
ment. The letters "PC" shall be annotated on all pallets subjected to the
copper napthenate preservative treatment. The marking shall be on the outside
of the center posts in letters one-inch minimum in height.
Assembled pallets shall be clean and properly assembled.
Surfaces shall be smooth and free of slivers or damage.
unassembled pallets shall be free of defects which may affect field assembly.
QUALITY ASSURANCE PROVISIONS
4.1 Responsibility for inspection. Unless otherwise specified in the contract
or purhcase order, the supplier is responsible for the performance of all
inspection requirements as specified herein. Except as otherwise specified,
the supplier may utilizehis 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 that supplies and services conform to prescribed
4.1.1 Responsibility for compliance. All items must meet all requirement of
section 3 and 5. The inspection set forth in this specification shall become a
part of the contractor's overall inspection system or quality program. The
absence of any inspection requirements in the specification shall not relieve
the contractor of the responsibility of assuring that all products or supplies
submitted to the Government for acceptance comply with all requirements of the
Sampling in quality conformance does not authorize submission of
known defective material, either indicated or actual, nor does it commit the
Government to acceptance of defective material."
Inspection shall be classified as follows:
4.2 Classification of inspection.
(a) First article inspection (see 4.3)
(b) Quality conformance inspection (see 4.4)
(c) Inspection of preparation for delivery (see 4.6)
4.3 First article inspection.