will not include the previously inspected preproduction model kettles. In
addition to any test specified as part of the inspection comparison, the
Government reserves the right to conduct any and all other tests contained in
this specification as part of the inspection comparison and failure of such
additional tests shall have the same effect as failure of those tests specified
as inspection comparison.
Failure of an inspection comparison kettle to meet
4.6.1 Inspection failure.
any requirement specified herein during and as a result of the examination and
tests specified in 4.6 shall be cause for rejection of the inspection comparison
kettle(s) and shall be cause for refusal by the Government to continue
acceptance of production kettles 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 kettles 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 kettles accepted prior to the
completion of inspection comparison are similarly deficient unless evidence to
the contrary is furnished by the contractor and such evidence is acceptable to
the contracting officer.
4.7 Inspection of packaging. The preservation, packing, and marking shall be
examined in compliance with the Quality Assurance Provisions of MIL-D-771.
Each complete kettle with
5.1 Preservation, packing and marking.
accessories, repair parts, tools and publications shall be preserved, packed and
marked in accordance with MIL-D-771. The level of preservation shall be level
A, B, or commercial and the level of packing shall be level A, B, or commercial
as specified (see 6.2).
6.1 Intended use. The kettle is intended for use in transporting, heating
and spraying all types of bituminous material and tar for maintenance of roads
6.2 Ordering data.
Procurement documents should specify the following:
a. Title, number, and date of this specification.
b. Size required (see 1.2).
c. Date of issue of DoDISS applicable and exceptions thereto (see 2.1.1).
d. When a preproduction model is not required (see 3.2 and 4.3).
e. Time frame for submission of production model and number of kettles
required (see 3.2).
f. When the Government will conduct any or all of the preproduction
model examination and tests. When the Government will conduct
some but not all of the preproduction examination and tests,
the contracting officer should specify which examination and tests
will be conducted by the Government and which examination and tests
shall be conducted by the contractor (see 3.2).
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