QUALITY ASSURANCE PROVISIONS
4.1 Responsibility for inspection, Unless otherwise specified in the con-
tract or purchase order, the contractor is responsible for the performance of all
inspection requirements as specified herein. Except as otherwise specified in
the contract or purchase order, the contractor 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 specification where such
inspections are deemed necessary to assure supplies and services conform to
4.1.1 Responsibility for compliance All items must meet all requirements
of sections 3 and 5. The inspection set forth in this specification shall become
a part of the contractors overall inspection system or quality program,
absence of any inspection requirements in the specification shall not relieve
the contractor of the responsibility of assuring that all products or supplies
submitted to the Government for acceptance comply with all requirements of the
Sampling in quality conformance does not authorize submission of known
defective material, either indicated or actual, nor does it commit the Government
to acceptance of defective material,
The inspection requirements specified
4.2 Classification of inspections.
herein are classified as follows:
(a) First article (see 4.3).
(b) Quality conformance (see 4.4).
4.3 First article inspection. First article inspection shall consist of
the examination and tests specified in 4.5, except for 4.5.3, and shall be
performed in the order listed.
4.3.1 Sampling for first article inspection. A sample shall be subjected
to the first article inspection specified herein. Twelve sample pressure relief
devices shall be subjected to the tests specified in 4.5.10.
4.3.2 First article inspection report. When specified in the contract or
order, a first article inspection report shall be prepared (see 6.2.2)e
4.4 Quality conformance inspection. Quality conformance inspection shall
consist of the inspection report as specified in 4.4.2, visual examination as
specified in 4.5.1, and the tests specified in 4.4.4 and 4.4.401.
4.4.1 Inspection lot.. All valves of the same class, manufactured under
essentially the same conditions, and offered for delivery at one time shall be
considered a lot for the purpose of quality conformance inspection. For testing
of pressure relief devices, a lot shall be as defined in CGA S-1.1.
4.4.2 Quality conformance inspection report. When specified in the con-
tract or order, a quality conformance inspection report shall be prepared (see
6.2.2) with each inspection lot.