Classification of tests.
Inspection and testing
shall be classified as follows:
Qualification tests. Qualification tests are
those tests accomplished on equipment submitted for qualification as a
(1) Retention of qualification. Retention of
qualification shall consist of a periodic verification to determine
compliance of the qualified product with the requirements of this speci-
fication (see 3.2 and 184.108.40.206).
Quality conformance inspection.
(1) Individual inspection. Individual inspection
tests are those tests accomplished on each equipment manufactured and
submitted for acceptance under a production contract (see 4.5.20).
(2) Sampling tests. Sampling tests are those
tests conducted on production samples to verify that the design is
identical to that qualified and that production units meet all the
requirements of this specification, and applicable specification sheet.
Qualification. Equipment will be considered qualified
and placed in the Qualified Products List if qualification test samples
(as defined below) successfully complete the qualification tests designated
by Table II in the order listed and upon acceptance by the qualifying
activity of a reliability and maintainability program plan. Equipment
will be retained on the Qualified Products List as long as the sampling
tests samples are delivered as required below (4.2.3), and if these
samples are of the originally qualified configuration with authorized
changes incorporated and if these samples continue to demonstrate conformance
to the applicable detailed specification.
Qualification test samples. The qualification test
sample shall consist of: (a) three units as described by the specification
sheet which have successfully completed the tests of Table II; (b) a
mating plug for each electric connector, used on each of the three
units; (c) the test report described in 4.2.6; (d) two sets of component
wiring diagrams, outline drawings, detail assembly drawings with parts
list, and operating instructions. Sample unit No. 1 shall be instrumented
by the manufacturer to permit the measurement of the critical component
temperatures. The instrumentation used and the location of the temperature
measuring points shall be subject to approval of the qualifying activity.
The temperature at these points shall be monitored throughout the qualifi-
cation tests of Sample No. 1.