AMERICAN SOCIETY OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERS (ASME)
- Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code, Section IX, Welding Qualifications.
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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, the text of this specification shall take precedence.
3.1 Description. Requirements for the retrofit kit shall be in accordance with Top Assembly,
TA13222E0025 and as specified herein.
3.1.1 Drawings. The drawings forming a part of this specification are end product drawings. No
deviation from the prescribed dimensions or tolerances is permissible without prior approval of the
contracting officer. Where tolerances could cumulatively result in incorrect fits, the contractor shall
provide tolerances within those prescribed on the drawings to insure correct fit, assembly, and operation of
the kit. Any data (e.g., shop drawings, layouts, flow sheets, processing procedures, etc.) prepared by the
contractor or obtained from a vendor to support fabrication and manufacture of the production item shall
be made available, upon request, for inspection by the contracting officer or his designated representative.
3.2 First article (first produced kit). The contractor shall furnish one or more kits as specified
(see 6.2) for examination and testing within the timeframe specified (see 6.2) to prove that his production
methods will produce kits that comply with the requirements of this specification. Examination and tests
shall be as specified in Section 4 and shall be subject to surveillance and approval by the Government
3.3 Carburization. Carburization and heat treatment methods will be in accordance with drawing
13222E0074 and the Quality Assurance Provisions (QAP).
3.4 Material. Material shall be as specified on the applicable drawings. Materials not specified shall
be selected by the contractor and shall be subject to all provisions of this specification (see 6.4).
3.5 Safety. Nonfunctional sharp edges, projecting points, and excessive length of fastening devices
shall be avoided.
3.6 Interchangeability. All parts having the same part number shall be functionally and dimensionally
interchangeable. Interchangeable parts are defined as two or more like parts possessing such functional
and physical characteristics as to be equivalent in performance and durability and capable of being