4.2 Classification of inspections.
The inspection requirements specified
herein are classified as follows:
Preproduction inspection (see 4.3).
Quality conformance inspection (see 4.5).
Inspection of packaging (see 4.7).
4,3 Preproduction inspection.
4.3.1 Examination. The compressor shall be examined for the defects marked
"X" in column 1 of table I. Presence of one or more defects shall be cause for
4.3.2 Tests. The compressor shall be subjected to the tests marked "X" in
column 1 of table II. Failure of any test shall be cause for rejection.
4.4 Inspection comparison. The Government may select compressors at any time
during the contract production period and subject these compressors to the
examination specified in table I, column 1 and the tests specified in table II,
column 1 to determine that the quality of the selected compressor is equal to the
quality standards established during preproduction inspection. The inspection
will be performed by the Government at a site selected by the Government.
Compressors will be selected at random from those which have been accepted by the
Government and will not include the previously inspected preproduction model.
4.4.1 Inspection failure. Failure of an inspection comparison compressor to
meet any requirement specified herein during and as a result of the examination
and tests specified in 4.4 shall be cause for rejection of the inspection
comparison compressor(s) and shall be cause for refusal by the Government to
continue acceptance of production compressors until evidence has been provided by
the contractor that corrective action has been taken to eliminate the
deficiencies. Correction of such deficiencies shall be accomplished by the
contractor at no cost to the Government on compressors previously accepted and
produced under the contract. Any deficiencies found as a result of the
inspection comparison will be considered prima facie evidence that all
compressors accepted prior to the completion of the inspection comparison are
similarly deficient unless evidence to the contrary is furnished by the
contractor and such evidence is acceptable to the contracting officer.
4.5 Quality conformance inspection.
4.5.1 Examination. Each compressor shall be examined for the defects marked
"X" in column 2 of table I. Presence of one or more defects shall be cause for
4.5.2 Tests. Each compressor shall be subjected to the tests marked "X" in
column 2 of table II. Failure of any test shall be cause for rejection.
4.6 Inspection schedule.
Examinations shall be in accordance with table I.