All soldering and assembly on
items supplied for this Contract/Purchase Order shall be in compliance with the
class of use indicated on the Contract/Purchase Order and as defined below. Unless
otherwise specified, the requirements of this clause are not imposed on the
procurement of Commercial-Off-The-Shelf (COTS) or catalog type assemblies and
subassemblies. Contractor’s use of a higher class of soldering standard than
required is acceptable, except where it increases the purchase price. Contractor
may use its own workmanship standard in place of the imposed requirement if the
standard is submitted to and approved by JPL as equal to or
higher than the imposed requirement. The classes of use are:
products where the major requirements are functions of the completed assembly:
All soldering and assembly shall be in compliance with IPC/EIA J-STD-001, Class
products where continued performance and extended life is required, and for
which uninterrupted service is desired, but not critical. (Typically, the end
use environment will not cause failures.): All soldering and assembly shall be
in compliance with IPC/EIA J-STD-001, Class 2 requirements.
products where continued high performance or performance-on-demand is critical,
equipment downtime cannot be tolerated, end-use environment may be uncommonly
harsh, and the equipment must function when required, such as life support or
other critical systems: All soldering and assembly shall be in compliance with
IPC/EIA J-STD-001, Class 3 requirements.
NASA soldering standards are specified: All soldering and assembly shall be in
compliance with NASA-STD-8739.3 w/change 2.
Products used on
JPL flight hardware or critical Ground Support Equipment (GSE) or Deep Space
Network (DSN) systems: All soldering and assembly shall be in compliance with
JPL D-8208, DocID 35120.
This specification supersedes
any other requirement on the part drawing or specification.
Incorporate by reference QC04,
that items supplied for this Contract/Purchase Order have passed inspection by
Contractor's Quality Assurance department for applicable class of IPC/EIA
J-STD-001 or the indicated NASA or JPL specification.