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PURCHASE DESCRIPTION for the QUADRUPLE CONTAINER RACK (QUADCON RACK)

UNITED STATES MARINE CORPS

MARCORSYSCOM-PD-97-0006

DEVELOPMENT ACQUIS ITION RES EARCH
DEVELOPMENT
ACQUIS ITION
RES EARCH

COMBAT SERVICE SUPPORT PROGRAM OFFICE MARINE CORPS SYSTEMS COMMAND QUANTICO, VA 22134-5001

7 May 1998

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Paragraph

Section

Page #

1.0

SCOPE

1

1.1

Purpose

1

2.0

APPLICABLE DOCUMENTS

1

2.1

General

1

2.2

Government documents

1

2.2.1

Specifications, Standards, and Handbooks

1

2.3

Non-Government publications

2

2.4

Order of precedence

2

3.0

REQUIREMENTS

3

3.1

General

3

3.1.1

First Article Test (FAT)

3

3.2

Material

3

3.3

Design

3

3.4

Performance characteristics

3

3.4.1

Mission capability

3

3.4.2

Physical Characteristics

3

3.4.2.1

Weight

3

3.4.2.2

INSERT compatibility

3

3.4.2.3

HALF INSERT compatibility

3

3.4.2.4

QUADCON RACK Shelf Surfaces

4

3.4.2.5

QUADCON Compatibility

4

3.5

Supportability4

3.5.1

Reliability

4

3.5.2

Maintainability 4

3.5.3

Preventive maintenance

4

3.5.4

Corrective maintenance

4

3.6

Environmental conditions

4

3.6.1

Temperature-humidity

4

3.6.2

Temperature shock

5

3.6.3

Salt fog

5

3.7

Transportability

5

3.7.1

U.S. Highway transport

5

3.7.2

Railroad transportability

5

3.7.3

Air Transportability

5

3.8

Design and construction

5

3.8.1

Materials, processes, and parts

5

3.8.1.1

Metal fabrication

5

3.8.1.2

Welding

5

3.8.1.3

Castings

6

3.8.1.4

Seals

6

3.8.1.5

Workmanship

6

3.8.1.6

Interchangeability

6

3.8.1.7

Corrosion

6

ii

3.9

Safety

6

3.10

Interoperability

6

3.11

Fire retardancy

6

3.12

Drop shock

6

4.0

VERIFICATION

7

4.1

Classification of Tests/Inspection

7

4.2

Responsibility for tests

7

4.3

First Article Test

7

4.3.1

General

7

4.4

INSERT & Half Length Size Insert Compatibility test 9

4.5

QUADCON Rack shelf surfaces

9

4.6

QUADCON Compatibility Test

9

4.7

Environmental test

10

4.7.1

Temperature

10

4.7.2

Humidity resistance

10

4.7.3

Salt fog

10

4.8

Transportability test

10

4.9

Interoperability with NBC Clothing

10

4.10

Interoperability with Cold Weather Clothing

10

4.11

Metal Fabrication

10

4.12

Welding

10

4.13

Workmanship

11

4.14

Interchangeability

11

4.15

Safety

11

4.16

Dropshock tests

11

4.17

Fire retardancy

11

4.18

Weight

11

4.19

Test reports

11

4.20

Quality assurance

11

4.20.1

Quality Assurance Inspections

12

5.0

Packaging, Handling, Storage, and Transportability 13

6.0

Notes

13

6.1

Intended uses

13

 

Tables

Table IFirst Article Test Matrix

8

Table II

Test Matrix

12

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PURCHASE DESCRIPTION

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FOR THE QUADRUPLE CONTAINER RACK (QUADCON RACK)

1.0 SCOPE. This Purchase Description (PD) covers the

performance criteria and the verification parameters for the

quadruple container rack (QUADCON Rack).

1.1 Purpose. The purpose of this PD is to establish the

performance requirements and operational parameters to which the QUADCON Rack must be designed and engineered. Performance, design, and quality assurance requirements, as described in this PD, are required to ensure the form, fit, and function, as well as logistics supportability of the QUADCON Rack production. The QUADCON Rack will provide the Marine Corps with the ability to utilize the Quadruple Container (QUADCON) to its fullest potential as a means to sort, ship, and store small organic equipment and consumable supplies when executing Amphibious Logistics Support Ashore. The QUADCON Rack when installed in a QUADCON will hold removable inserts full and half length which will serve as storage for spare parts, administrative supplies, publications, etc.

2.0

APPLICABLE DOCUMENTS

2.1

General. The documents listed in this section are specified

in sections 3, 4, and 5 of this PD.

include documents in other sections of this PD or documents recommended for additional information or as examples. While every effort has been made to ensure the completeness of this list, document users are cautioned that they must meet all requirements documents cited in sections 3, 4, and 5 of this specification, whether listed or not.

This section does not

2.2 Government documents.

2.2.1 Specifications, Standards, and Handbooks. The following specifications, standards, and handbooks form a part of this document to the extent specified herein. Unless otherwise specified, the issues of these documents are those listed in the issue of Defense Index of Specifications and Standards (DoDISS) and supplements thereto, cited in the solicitation.

STANDARDS:

MILITARY (For Guidance Only)

MIL-STD-810E

Environmental Test Methods and Engineering Guidelines dated 31 Jul 95

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AMERICAN WELDING STANDARD

D 1.1

Structural Welding Code, Steel; 15th Edition dated 1996

OTHER PUBLICATIONS:

Purchase Descriptions Container, Quadruple (QUADCON)

Corrosion Control/Prevention Guidelines

National Association of Corrosion Control 1440 South Creek Drive Houston, TX 77084 E-mail address - HTTP:\\www.nace.org

Quadcon, Quadcon Rack, and Horizontal Connector are Components of the Marine Corps Intermediate Size Container Family (MCISCF)

(Unless otherwise indicated, copies of the above specifications, standards, and handbooks are available from the Standardization Document Order Desk, 700 Robbins Avenue, Building 4D, Philadelphia, PA 19111-5904. Purchase descriptions cited in this document may be obtained from the Government representative cited in the Statement of Work (SOW).)

2.3 Non-Government publications. The following documents form a part of this document to the extent specified herein. Unless otherwise specified, the issues of the documents that are Department of Defense (DoD) adopted are those listed in the issue of the DoDISS cited in the solicitation. Unless otherwise specified, the issues of document not listed in the DoDISS are the issues of the documents cited in the solicitation.

AMERICAN SOCIETY FOR TESTING AND MATERIALS (ASTM) ASTM E84 - Surface Burning Characteristics of Building Materials, dated 1995 ASTM E162 - Surface flammability of materials using a radiant heat energy source dated 1994 ASTM E662 - Specific Optical Density of Smoke Generated by solid materials dated 1995 ANSI Z1.4 - Sampling Procedures Tables for Inspection by Attributes dated 1993

(Address requests for copies to the American Society for Testing and Materials, 1916 Race Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103.)

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(Non-Government standards and other publications are normally available from the organizations that prepare or distribute the documents. These documents also may be available in or through libraries or other informational services.)

2.4 Order of precedence. In the event of a conflict between the

text of this PD and the references cited herein, the text of this PD shall take precedence. Nothing in this PD shall supersede

applicable laws and regulations unless specific exemption has been obtained.

3.0 REQUIREMENTS

3.1 General. The QUADCON Rack shall be designed to be installed

within the QUADCON manufactured IAW Purchase Description Container, Quadruple (QUADCON) and present Marine Corp QUADCONs (KECO Model #138K000). The QUADCON Rack shall accommodate 30 Full Length INSERTS, manufactured by Plastics Research Corporation, Part # 102438, or 60 Half Length INSERTS, manufactured by Plastics Rearch Corporation, Part # 102439. It shall also be designed to allow the QUADCON Rack to serve as 15 individual shelves on each end of the QUADCON when the INSERTs or Half Length Size Inserts are not installed.

3.1.1 First Article Test (FAT). When specified in the contract,

a sample shall be subjected to FAT/inspection. Specific FAT requirements are found in paragraph 4.3 of this PD.

3.2 Material. The Contractor shall select the materials, but

the materials shall be capable of meeting all the operational and environmental requirements specified herein.

3.3 Design. There is not a prescribed design nor are there

detailed drawings to which the contractor shall conform. The intent of the Government is to describe in this PD the

performance parameters that the QUADCON Rack must achieve.

3.4

Performance characteristics.

3.4.1

Mission capability. The QUADCON Rack will aid the Fleet

Marine Force (FMF) in its ability to store and transport small organic equipment and consumable supplies (organizational clothing, individual equipment, administrative supplies, and repair parts) during deployment and while employed.

3.4.2Physical Characteristics

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3.4.2.1 Weight. The QUADCON Rack shall have a tare weight no

greater than 400 pounds. It is desired that the tare weight be

no greater than 300 pounds.

3.4.2.2 INSERT compatibility. The QUADCON Rack shall provide

uniform longitudinal support for 30 fully loaded full size INSERTs (15 per side). The collective weight of the inserts when

fully loaded shall equal not more than 4,650 pounds.

3.4.2.3 HALF INSERT compatibility. The QUADCON Rack shall

provide uniform longitudinal support for 60 fully loaded Half Length Size INSERTS. Access to the Half Length Size INSERTS

shall be from each end of the QUADCON (30 per side).

collective weight of the inserts when fully loaded shall equal not more than 4,650 pounds.

3.4.2.4 QUADCON RACK Shelf Surfaces. The surface of each shelf

shall be flat except for stops halfway between the two sets of QUADCON doors to secure and properly position the INSERTs and Half Length Size Inserts in the QUADCON Rack. All securing fasteners shall be recessed to avoid chafing and abrasion of the INSERTs and the Half Length Size Inserts. The QUADCON Rack shall also be constructed to provide 15 storage shelves on each end of the QUADCON when the INSERTs or Half Length Size Inserts are not installed.

The

3.4.2.5 QUADCON compatibility. The RACK shall be compatible

with QUADCON's manufactured IAW MARCORSYSCOM-PD-97-004 dated 7 May 1998 and present Marine Corps QUADCONs (KECO, Part #138K000).

3.5 Supportability

3.5.1 Reliability. The QUADCON Rack shall have an indefinite

unused shelf life and in use service life equal to, or greater than 15 years. The components of the QUADCON Rack should serve their intended purpose with ease. There should be a smooth functioning of moving parts, and consistent durability and serviceability of all parts or construction members during normal and repetitive usage. Normal and repetitive usage will include daily use in garrison and two 30-day deployments a year to tactical field environments or aboard amphibious or commercial ships.

3.5.2 Maintainability. The QUADCON Rack shall be designed so

that as much of the maintenance, as possible, may be performed in the field.

3.5.3 Preventive maintenance. Preventive maintenance shall not

be more extensive than cleaning, lubricating moving parts, tightening of fasteners, and applying required preservatives.

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3.5.4 Corrective maintenance. Corrective maintenance for the

QUADCON Rack shall require only tools already in the Marine Corps

inventory. All maintenance procedures for welding, repair or replacement of hinges, moving parts, and fixed parts or components shall be within the capabilities of 3d echelon maintenance personnel.

3.6

Environmental conditions.

3.6.1

Temperature-humidity. The QUADCON Rack shall be capable

of functioning when exposed to temperatures of -65 o F to 125 o F at

any possible relative humidity from 0 to 100 percent. In storage, the QUADCON Rack shall be capable of withstanding exposure to temperatures of -70 o F to 160 o F at any possible relative humidity from 0 to 100 percent without cracking, corroding, delamination, or paint peeling from exterior or interior surfaces.

3.6.2 Temperature shock. The QUADCON Rack shall be capable of

withstanding sudden temperature changes up to and including from 160 o F to -70 o F and back to 160 o F without degradation of physical properties.

3.6.3 Salt fog. The QUADCON Rack shall be fully serviceable

when exposed to sea-salt fallout equivalent to 25 pounds/acre/year. All fasteners, seals, or other hardware shall show no evidence of corrosion or degradation affecting serviceability.

3.7 Transportability. The QUADCON Rack shall be transportable,

when properly installed in the QUADCON, at all modes of transport at their maximum gross weight and/or when fitted with the QUADCON INSERTs or Half Length Size INSERTs.

3.7.1 U.S. Highway transport. The QUADCON Rack shall capably

support fully loaded INSERTs and Half Length Size INSERTs inside

the QUADCON when the QUADCON is being transported by any of the current tactical wheeled vehicles in the Marine Corps tactical vehicle fleet, as well as any standard commercial vehicle traveling over hard surface roads, gravel surface roads, and unimproved roads.

3.7.2 Railroad transportability. The QUADCON Rack, when

properly installed in the QUADCON and fully loaded with INSERTs and Half Length Size INSERTs, shall withstand without damage the shocks normally induced by rail transport.

3.7.3 Air Transportability. The QUADCON Rack, when properly

installed in the QUADCON and fully loaded with INSERTs and Half Length Size INSERTs, shall be transportable by Marine Corps heavy

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lift rotary wing aircraft and in Air Force prime mission aircraft. The QUADCON Rack shall be capable of withstanding rapid decompression requirements similiar to MIL-STD-1791 when transported aboard cargo aircraft.

3.8 Design and construction

3.8.1 Materials, processes, and parts. Materials and processes listed below are for general information only and do not dictate or suggest the type of material to be used nor demonstrate the fabrication methods to be processed.

3.8.1.1 Metal fabrication. Metal used in the fabrication of

equipment shall be free from kinks and bends that weaken or stress the metal. Shearing and punching shall be done neatly and

accurately. All metal bends shall be made with controlled means in order to ensure uniformity of size and shape.

3.8.1.2 Welding. Welding will be in accordance with

commercially acceptable welding and corrosion control standards.

3.8.1.3 Castings. Casting shall be sound and free from

patching, misplaced coring, warping, or defects that might render the casting unsound for use.

3.8.1.4 Seals. Seals shall be installed so that the fit is snug

and continuous contact is maintained with mating seal faces. Mitered end junctions of vertical and horizontal seal runs shall be accurate, and gaps shall be sealed.

3.8.1.5 Workmanship. All parts, components, and assemblies of

the QUADCON Rack, including castings, forgings, molded parts, stampings, seals and sealing agents, machined surfaces, and welded parts, shall be clean and free from any defects that will reduce the capability of the QUADCON Rack to meet the requirements specified herein. Any components and assemblies that have been repaired or modified to overcome deficiencies or deficient components or assemblies that are determined to be used "as is" shall not be used unless authorized by the contracting activity. External surfaces shall be free from burrs, slag, sharp edges and corners, except where sharp edges and corners are required.

3.8.1.6 Interchangeability. Demountable hardware and components

of the QUADCON Rack shall be interchangeable with other QUADCON Racks manufactured under this purchase description.

3.8.1.7 Corrosion. All QUADCON Rack components need to be

designed and constructed to withstand; a severe amphibious environment, routine submission to high velocity salt spray, and

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long term storage in a salt air environment. Corrosion prevention guidelines are established by the National Association of Corrosion Engineers (NACE). Design elements shall consider areas such as material selection, channels, joints to include welds, etc., to ensure that these design criteria conform to NACE guidelines. Selection of processes, materials and finishes shall ensure corrosion resistance for the service life of the QUADCON Rack.

3.9 Safety. The QUADCON Rack shall be designed for easy and

efficient use. The QUADCON Rack shall be designed and constructed in such a manner so as not to pose a safety hazard to personnel.

3.10 Interoperability. The QUADCON Rack shall be designed so as

to allow easy and efficient use by personnel when wearing cold

weather or Nuclear, Biological, and Chemical (NBC) clothing.

3.11 Fire retardancy. Each QUADCON Rack shall be fire retardant

and shall meet the testing requirements of ASTM E 84, ASTM E 162,

and ASTM E 662.

3.12 Drop shock. The QUADCON Rack installed in the QUADCON with

30 fully loaded INSERTs or 60 fully loaded Half Length Size Inserts shall be capable of withstanding flat and rotational drops of 12 inches onto concrete. After each test there shall be no permanent deformation, buckling, delamination, sealer separation, or structural failures of any part of the QUADCON Rack.

4.0 VERIFICATION. Unless otherwise specified in the contract or purchase order, the contractor is responsible for the performance of all test 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 quality assurance requirements specified herein, unless disapproved by the Government. The Government reserves the right to perform any of the tests set forth in this PD where such tests are deemed necessary to assure supplies and services conform to prescribed requirements.

4.1 Classification of Tests/Inspections. The inspection

requirements specified herein are classified as follows:

a. First Article Test (see Section 4.3)

b. Quality conformance inspection (see Section 4.4)

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4.2 Responsibility for tests. To validate the design, the

contractor shall conduct the tests specified in Table I on the

FAT specimens.

4.3 First Article Test.

The contractor shall conduct the tests

specified in this section on the FAT specimens. The first article specimens shall be manufactured using the same procedures and tooling proposed for production of OUADCON Rack intended for delivery to the Government. Approval of the first articles by the Government shall not relieve the contractor of the obligation to supply equipment conforming to this PD for the duration of the contract. None of the tests shall commence until after Government approval of the contractor's test plan and completion of fabrication of all test specimens.

4.3.1 General. The specific performance characteristics requiring verification and validation during FAT are listed in Table II; First Article Test Matrix. In addition to any contractor tests and inspections, the Government reserves the right to perform inspections in accordance with DFARS 252.211-7004 Inspection and Acceptance - Commercial Items, to insure that the product submitted for delivery meets all requirements of this PD.

Table I; FAT Matrix

Table I; First Article Test Matrix

 
       

Results

 

# of

Reported

# of

Performance

Reqt.

Test

Determinate's

as Pass

Sample

Characteristic

Para.

Method

per Unit

or Fail

Units

Mission Capability

3.4.1

See Note #1

N/A

Yes

N/A

Weight

3.4.2.1

4.17

1

Yes

1

Insert compatibility

3.4.2.2

4.4

15

Yes

1

Half Insert

3.4.2.3

4.4

30

Yes

1

compatibility

Rack Shelf Surfaces

3.4.2.4

4.5

30

Yes

1

QUADCON compatibility

3.4.2.5

4.6

1

YES

1

Unused Service Life

3.5.1

See Note #2

N/A

Yes

N/A

In-Use Service Life

3.5.1

See Note #3

N/A

Yes

N/A

Reliability

3.5.1

See Note #4

N/A

Yes

N/A

Preventive Maintenance

3.5.3

See Note #5

N/A

Yes

N/A

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Table I; First Article Test Matrix

 
       

Results

 

# of

Reported

# of

Performance

Reqt.

Test

Determinate's

as Pass

Sample

Characteristic

Para.

Method

per Unit

or Fail

Units

Corrective Maintenance

3.5.4

See Note #5

N/A

Yes

N/A

Temperature-Humidity

3.6.1

4.7.2

1 Yes

 

1

Temperature shock

3.6.2

4.7.1

1 Yes

 

1

Salt fog

3.6.3

4.7.3

1 Yes

 

1

Corrosion

3.11

4.7.3

1 Yes

 

1

Transportability - U.S. highways

3.7.1

4.8

1 Yes

 

1

Transportability - Railroad

3.7.2

4.8

1 Yes

 

1

Transportability - Air

3.7.3

4.8

1 Yes

 

1

Interoperability with Cold Weather Clothing

3.1O

4.1

1 Yes

 

1

Interoperability with NBC Clothing

3.1O

4.9

1 Yes

 

1

Metal fabrication

3.8.1.1

4.11

N/A

Yes

1

Welding

3.8.1.2

4.12

N/A

Yes

1

Castings

3.8.1.3

4.13

N/A

Yes

1

Seals

3.8.1.4

4.13

N/A

Yes

1

Dissimilar metals

3.8.1.5

See Note #6

N/A

Yes

1

Workmanship

3.8.1.6

4.13

1

Yes

1

Interchangeability

3.8.1.7

4.14

1

Yes

3

Safety

3.9

4.15

1

Yes

1

Fire retardancy

3.12

4.17

1

Yes

1

Drop shock

3.13

4.16

3

Yes

1

Note #1 Mission Capability is a function of the QUADCON Rack's ability to meet all the requirements of this PD. Therefore validation of the mission capability requirement shall be determined by pass or failure of the FAT.

Note #2 -- Validation of an unlimited unused service life shall be verified by the Government through a review of certifications for materials used in construction of the containers, review of the methods for production, and the performance of the containers when tested for their ability to withstand environmental stresses, i.e., solar load, temperature extremes, salt fog etc

Note #3 -- Validation of a 15 year service life shall be verified by the Government through a review of certifications for materials used in construction of the containers, review of the methods for production, and the overall durability of the containers during testing for all requirements.

Note #4 -- Reliability will require evaluation of the drawings, material certifications, production methods, and the results of all test events during FAT. If during any of the test events the QUADCON Rack requires corrective maintenance and upon investigation it is determined that the part or component failed because of poor design, or production procedures the QUADCON Rack shall be determined as failing reliability.

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Table I; First Article Test Matrix

 
       

Results

 

# of

Reported

# of

Performance

Reqt.

Test

Determinate's

as Pass

Sample

Characteristic

Para.

Method

per Unit

or Fail

Units

Note #5 -- While a formal level of repair analysis will not be done, the Government will conduct an analysis of parts and productions procedures to verify that maintenance (Organizational and Intermediate) does not require skills, tools, or equipment presently not existing in the Marine Corps.

Note #6 -- Validation of the absence of dissimilar metals in the QUADCON Rack's will require evaluation of the drawings, material certifications, production methods, and the results of all test events during FAT. Failure of the QUADCON Rack during FAT will occur if during any of the test events or evaluations the QUADCON Rack exhibits galvanic corrosion.

4.4 INSERT & Half Length Size Insert Compatibility test. The

QUADCON Rack shall be assembled in the QUADCON to ensure its proper fit and to ensure compatibility of 15 INSERT and 30 Half Length Size Insert locations by installing the INSERTs and Half Length Size Inserts in each location.

4.5 QUADCON Rack shelf surfaces. A visual inspection of the

shelves shall insure that there are; (1) 30 shelves, (2) they are flat and evenly spaced from top to bottom, (3) there are no sharp protrusions that would cause chafing or tears in stored items.

4.6 QUADCON COMPATIBILITY TEST. The QUADCON Rack shall be

installed in the QUADCON manufactured IAW MARCORSYSCOM-PD-97-0004

dated 7 May 1998 and present Marine Corps QUADCONs (KECO Model #138K0000 to insure required compatibility.

4.7

Environmental test

4.7.1

Temperature. The QUADCON Rack shall be mounted in a

QUADCON with 15 INSERTs and 30 Half Length Size Inserts for temperature testing. Temperature range and temperature shock testing shall be IAW applicable paragraphs of the QUADCON purchase description.

4.7.2 Humidity resistance. The QUADCON Rack shall be subjected

to tests similiar to MIL-STD-810E, Method 507.3, Procedure II. After cycling, the QUADCON shall be examined and show no evidence of delamination, cracking, corrosion, or deterioration of any part of the QUADCON. Evidence to the contrary shall constitute failure of this test event.

4.7.3 Salt fog. One representative sample of each fastener,

seal, panel, hinge, gasket, and corner fitting which will be exposed to the atmosphere in the operation and storage modes shall be subjected to tests similiar to MIL-STD-810E, Method 509.3, except that the salt solution shall have a concentration

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of 10 percent and the exposure period shall be 96 hours. Upon completion of this test, the test items shall show no evidence of delamination, cracking, corrosion, or deterioration. The presence of such shall constitute failure of this test event.

4.8 Transportability test. The tests performed IAW appropriate

paragraphs in section 4.3.5 of the QUADCON purchase description

will satisfy this testing requirement. Specifically paragraph 4.3.5.1, pertaining to railroad transportation, paragraph 4.3.5.5, pertaining to highway transportation, and paragraph 4.3.5.2, pertaining to air transportation shall guide verification testing for transportability.

4.9 Interoperability with NBC Clothing. The tests performed IAW

paragraph 4.3.10.2 of the QUADCON purchase description will satisfy this testing requirement.

4.10 Interoperability with Cold Weather Clothing. The tests

performed IAW paragraph 4.3.10.3 of the QUADCON purchase

description will satisfy this testing requirement.

4.11 Metal Fabrication. The metal in a completed QUADCON Rack

shall be visually inspected to determine that there are no kinks or stresses from bends visible. Visual inspection which reveal burrs, sharp edges, or lack of uniformity shall constitute failure of the FAT.

4.12 Welding. All welds shall be visually inspected to

determine that weld beads are complete, free of slag, and have sufficiently joined the metal parts with required strength. Any failure of welds during any part of the FAT shall constitute failure of the FAT.

4.13 Workmanship. Workmanship shall be verified during FAT by

careful inspection of the specimen QUADCON Racks for cracks, gaps in jointed or welded seams, integrity of materials, cleanliness of materials, and absence of material defects. Castings shall be inspected for warps, cracks, or defects that would lead to failure. Seals shall be inspected for proper fit, continuous contact with mating surfaces, and general overall integrity. Failure of the QUADCON Rack regarding workmanship shall be determined by Government observers during FAT and will depend upon the total number of defects and type of defects per QUADCON unit.

4.14 Interchangeability. A random selection of all components

and parts for a total of three complete QUADCON Racks shall be pulled from the assembly process. The components and parts shall be assembled to specifications to complete the three racks. These racks shall be installed in the QUADCON. Any failure of

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the parts to match to each other in the specified configuration shall constitute failure of this test event in the FAT.

4.15 Safety. The QUADCON shall be inspected to determine that

there are no safety hazards inherent in the design or production which pose a safety hazard to personnel. Any sharp edges, sharp corners that when rounded do not hinder the functionality of the Rack, or parts that entrap fingers or could potentially pinch extremities shall constitute failure of this test.

4.16 Dropshock tests. The tests performed IAW paragraph 4.3.2

of the QUADCON purchase description will satisfy this testing

requirement.

4.17 Fire retardancy. The QUADCON Rack shall be tested IAW ASTM

E 84 to show that the QUADCON Rack material has a class A fire rating. The QUADCON Rack shall be tested IAW ASTM E 162 to show

that the QUADCON Rack material has a flame spread index of 25 or

less.

that the QUADCON Rack material has a specific optical density of

100 or less.

The QUADCON Rack shall be tested IAW ASTM E 662 to show

4.18 Weight. The weight a QUADCON Rack shall be taken. The

requirements of paragraph 3.4.2.1 shall be satisfied.

4.19 Test reports. The results of all testing shall be reported

and written in compliance with the Statement of Work, para. 3.6.2, fully describing and illustrating the test procedures and test results.

4.20 Quality assurance. Quality assurance inspections shall

include the examinations listed in Table II. The quality assurance provisions set forth in this PD shall become a part of the contractor's overall quality program. The absence of any quality assurance requirements in this PD 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 contract. 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.

4.20.1 Quality Assurance Inspections. Each shipping lot of QUADCON Racks fabricated by the contractor shall be subjected to the tests specified in Table II using the industry standard procedures found in ANSI/ASQC Z1.4. Failure of any test shall be cause for the sample unit to be rejected. Rejected units may be repaired or corrected and resubmitted for inspection with the approval of, and in the manner specified by, the Government.

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Table II, Tests

PERFORMANCE REQUIREMENT

First

Quality

Article

Assurance

Tests

Tests

Mission Capability

X

 

Weight

X

X

Insert compatibility

X

X

Half Insert compatibility

X

X

QUADCON Rack Shelf Surfaces

X

X

Unused Service Life

X

 

In-Use Service Life

X

 

Reliability

X

 

Preventive Maintenance

X

 

Corrective Maintenance

X

 

Temperature-Humidity

X

 

Temperature shock

X

 

Salt fog

X

 

Corrosion

X

 

Transportability - U.S. highways

X

 

Transportability - Railroad

X

 

Transportability - Air

X

 

Interoperability with Cold Weather Clothing

X

 

Interoperability with NBC Clothing

X

 

Metal fabrication

X

X

Welding

X

X

Castings

X

X

Seals

X

X

Dissimilar metals

X

X

Workmanship

X

X

Interchangeability

X

X

Safety

X

X

Fire retardancy

X

 

Drop shock

X

 

Table II; Test Matrix

5.0 Packaging, Handling, Storage, and Transportability (PHS&T).

Shall be IAW the SOW.

6.0 Notes. TBD

6.1 Intended use. The QUADCON Rack covered by this purchase

description is intended to provide support for 30 INSERTs or 60 Half Length Size Inserts in a 5-high by 3-wide by 2-long arrangement for use as bins/drawers when the QUADCON is used in

its optional bin/drawer configuration. It is also intended that

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the QUADCON Rack will provide 30 storage shelves (15 storage shelves on each end of the QUADCON) when the INSERTs or Half Length Size Inserts are not installed.

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