center of socket eye to the bare end of the wire rope.
All wire towing hawsers shall be lubricated with MIL-G-18458 grease in accordance with Naval Ships Technical
Manual NAVSEA S9086-BK-STM000/CH613, Chapter 613, Wire and Fiber Rope and Rigging, prior to being
placed on steel reels.
4. QUALITY ASSURANCE PROVISIONS
4.1 BASIC REQUIREMENTS
This section establishes the requirements for verification that the hardware delivered by the contractor
conforms to the specified design and performance characteristics. The verification shall be used as the basis
for acceptance of the hardware. Failure of any of the test samples to meet the requirements of this specification
shall be cause for rejection of the lot represented by the sample.
4.1.2 INSPECTION RESPONSIBILITY.
The contractor is responsible for the performance of all performance tests, acceptance tests, specification tests
and inspections. Except as otherwise specified, the contractor may use his own facilities or any commercial
laboratory acceptable to the Government The Government reserves the right to perform any or all of the tests
and inspections specified herein where such inspections are deemed necessary to assure conformity to
4.1.3 GOVERNMENT INSPECTION AND ACCEPTANCE.
It is intended that all government inspections and acceptance tests shall be performed at the contractor's facility
by DCAS representatives and/or Navy representatives, however, this does not preclude the contractor from
performing his own inspection and acceptance tests as stated in section 4 1.2.
4.2 SPECIFICATION REQUIREMENTS
All parts of the wire rope assembly shall comply with all the item specifications indicated herein All markings,
packaging and testing shall be in accordance with referenced specifications unless otherwise indicated by this
4.3 PERFORMANCE TESTS
4.3.1 POURED ZINC SOCKET TESTS
126.96.36.199 In addition to the specification requirements for testing of the 2 " and 21/4 " wire rope and the 2 " and 24
" closed sockets, the socketed end of the wire rope should be tagged with the date and name of the installation
188.8.131.52 The contractor shall supply certification that the operator installing the poured sockets has had proper
training and is experienced at installing sockets on 2" and 21/4" wire and shall also provide certification that his
installations have been tested and shown to develop 100% of rated break strength. Certification shall not be
more than 1 year old. If operator certification is not available, or has expired, the operator must be certified by
the demonstrations described m the following paragraph or by an equally rigorous industry standard.
184.108.40.206 If operator certification or recertification is required, the contractor shall have his operator prepare
two sockets on approximately 10-foot sections of the wire using the exact