18.104.22.168 Ready, operating. The valve, immediately after being condi-
tioned for 1 hour at any temperature between 0° F and +140 F, shall be
capable of meeting the performance requirements at any environmental
temperature between 0° F and +140° F.
3.5 Operational service life.
The valve shall have a service life of
one duty cycle.
3.6 Workmanship. The workmanship and finish shall be of sufficiently
high grade to insure satisfactory operation consistent with the require-
ments of this specification. The assembly shall be thoroughly clean
and free of excess materials, chips and loose or spattered foreigh materials.
The standards of workmanship exhibited in any approved preproduction
sample, subject to any qualification stated in the Government's notice
of approval, shall be determinative of the requirements of te contract
relative to workmanship insofar as not specifically covered by applicable
4. QUALITY ASSURANCE PROVISIONS
4.1 Responsibility for inspection. Unless otherwise specified in the
contract or purchase order, the supplier is responsible for the performance
of all inspection requirements as specified herein. Except as otherwise
specified in the contract or order, the supplier 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 speci-
fication where such inspections are deemed necessary to assure supplies
and services conform to prescribed requirements.
4.2 Classification of inspections.
Inspection of the valve shall be
classified as follows:
a. Preproduction inspection (paragraph 4.4)
b. Quality conformance inspection (paragraph 4.5)
c. Periodic production inspection (paragraph 4.6)
4.3.1 Preproduction inspection sample. A preproduction sample of
12 valves, manufactured in accordance with 3.2, shall be subjected to
the preproduction tests listed in Table IV and detailed in 4.4 through
22.214.171.124 at an activity designated by the procuring activity. In
addition a quantity of 25 squibs shall be subjected to the tests de-
tailed in 4.5.7 through 126.96.36.199. Acceptance of the preproduction sample
shall be based on no defects in the sample. See 4.4.6. Further pro-
duction of the valve by the supplier prior to approval of the prepro-
duction sample, shall be at the supplier's risk.