Description. The pallet shall be in accordance with Top Assembly
TA13221E6586 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 pallet. 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 designated representative.
3.2 First article. Unless otherwise specified (see 6.2), a sample shall
be subjected to first article inspection (see 4.3 and 6.3).
3.3 Material. Material shall be as specified herein and on the applicable
drawings. Any material not specified shall be selected by the contractor
and shall be subject to all provisions on this specification.
3.3.1 Material deterioration prevention and control. The pallets shall be
fabricated from compatible materials, inherently corrosion resistant or
treated to provide protection against the various forms of corrosion and
deterioration that may be encountered in any of the applicable operating
and storage environments to which the pallets may be exposed.
3.3.2 Dissimilar metals. Dissimilar metals shall not be used in intimate
contact with each other unless protected against galvanic corrosion.
Dissimilar metals and methods of protection are defined and detailed in
3.3.3 Identification of materials and finishes. The contractor shall
identify the specific material, material finish or treatment for use with
component and subcomponent, and shall make information available upon
request to the contracting officer or designated representative.
3.3.4 Recovered materials. For the purpose of this requirement, recovered
materials are those materials which have been collected from solid waste
and reprocessed to become a source of raw materials, as distinguished from
virgin raw materials. The components, pieces and parts incorporated in the
pallets may be newly fabricated from recovered materials to the maximum
extent practicable, provided the pallets produced meets all other
requirements of this specification. Used, rebuilt or remanufactured
components, pieces and parts shall not be incorporated in the pallets.