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Page 1 of 14 QPR , REV. 9 NORTHROP GRUMMAN SYSTEMS CORPORATION MARINE SYSTEMS (NGSC-MS) SUNNYVALE, CALIFORNIA QUALITY PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS FOR SUPPLIER PROCEDURE APPROVALS (QCM52-SAP PURCHASING ITEM QUALITY CODE LISTING; QUALITY CODES 25, 66, 97 & 99) REVIEWED BY: Signature on File D. Kim, Manager Date: 1/26/2015 Marine Systems Materials Engineering APPROVED BY: Signature on File D. Edmondo, Manager Date: 1/26/2015 Marine Systems Quality Engineering Page 2 of PROCEDURE APPROVAL/SUBMITTAL: The processes listed in Sections 4.0 and 5.0 shall be performed only by a Northrop Grumman Systems Corporation - Marine Systems qualified supplier. The supplier s procedures for performing such processes shall receive written approval from Marine Systems before their use on Marine Systems subcontracts. In addition to procedure approval, a supplier using the process shall be subject to an onsite review by Marine Systems representatives to assure the supplier has facilities and processes necessary to comply with the procedure. NOTE: For the purpose of this document, supplier is defined as a vendor who has been directly awarded a Marine Systems Purchase Order. Any other vendor providing a part or service in support of the Marine Systems supplier to fulfill the requirements of the Marine Systems Purchase Order is a subtier supplier Suppliers shall submit their procedures and those of their subtier suppliers for review and formal approval to the address of the Northrop Grumman Marine Systems Buyer, as identified by the Purchase Order. As an alternate, procedures may be sent via postal mail to the following address: Northrop Grumman Marine Systems 401 E. Hendy Avenue P.O. Box 3499 Sunnyvale, CA Attn: (Cognizant Purchasing Buyer), M/S: or 33-2 (As identified by P.O.) Each procedure submitted by a supplier to Marine Systems shall be accompanied by a Supplier Procedure Approval Request (SPAR) form QCM-409, (see APPENDIX A) The SPAR form shall be completed by the supplier in accordance with the following guidelines: a. SUBCONTRACTOR NAME/SITE ADDRESS: Enter the full name and address of the facility where the procedure is to be used. b. REPRESENTATIVE/PHONE/ Enter the name, business phone number and address of supplier s representative who may be contacted by Marine Systems to resolve any questions regarding the SPAR or related documents. c. SUPPLIER S PROCEDURE IDENT NUMBER/TITLE: Enter the procedure number and title of the procedure submitted with the SPAR. d. REV/DATE: Enter the applicable revision level/effectivity date of the procedure as noted in Para c above. e. PROCEDURE CATEGORY: Enter the procedure category. Category titles as well as their definitions can be found in paragraphs 2.0 through 5.0. Page 3 of PROCEDURE APPROVAL/SUBMITTAL (Cont d.) f. PROCEDURE STATUS: Enter the status of the submitted procedure. New is a procedure which has never been submitted for approval. Revised is for re-submittal of an existing procedure which has been revised. Extend approval to another program is a re-submittal of an existing procedure for the purpose of obtaining approval for another program (e.g. Program A, Program C, Program G, etc.). The requirement for program approval is invoked in the purchase order via coded note 99. The supplier shall select New if the procedure has never been submitted for approval. The supplier shall select Extend approval to another program if the existing procedure is resubmitted for approval to an additional program. g. PREVIOUS SPAR NUMBER: When re-submitting a procedure for approval (revised or extending approval to another program), enter the SPAR number of all previously approved procedures. h. PURCHASE ORDER/LINE ITEM NUMBER: Enter the purchase order number and purchase order line item number which applies to the submitted procedure. The supplier may enter only one purchase order number and line item if so desired. i. TOP LEVEL DRAWING NUMBER: Enter the drawing number of the part number listed in the applicable line item of the purchase order. Part number may be substituted for drawing number if a drawing number does not exist. j. BUYER NAME: Enter the name of the Northrop Grumman Marine Systems Buyer listed on the Purchase Order (unless the supplier has been provided with an alternate Buyer name) When a supplier s procedure for performing a process was previously submitted to Marine Systems with a SPAR and was given Marine Systems approval for use on a previous Purchase Order, the supplier need not resubmit the procedure with a new Purchase Order, unless it has been revised or the new Purchase Order specifically requires such resubmittal. Additionally, the Supplier shall assure that work performed under an approved SPAR is also approved for the Program as well (see Para f above). 1.2 SUBCONTRACTING: The supplier shall not subcontract any portion of the process services listed herein to any subtier supplier who is not listed on the Marine Systems Approved Supplier Process List (ASPL) The supplier s selection of a subtier supplier to perform a process / service shall be acceptable to Marine Systems A selected subtier supplier s process capability is subject to Marine Systems evaluation before any work is performed The supplier is responsible for submitting a subtier supplier s written procedures for performing a specified process and/or service to Marine Systems for approval, in the same manner as that described in Para. 1.1 above. Page 4 of SUBCONTRACTING (Cont d.) Any process listed herein and subcontracted by the supplier shall be controlled by written Purchase Orders. It is mandatory that the supplier s Purchase Order for any subtier supplier include the process / service requirements contained in the Marine Systems Purchase Order and its referenced documents. 1.3 MARINE SYSTEMS APPROVAL OF CHANGES: Any changes by the supplier (or a subtier supplier) to the Marine Systems approved specification and/or revision shall require resubmittal of the supplier s and/or subtier supplier s written procedure to Marine Systems for approval. 1.4 PRE-QUALIFIED SUBTIER SUPPLIERS: When subcontracting process / services, the supplier may request information regarding approved sources from the cognizant Purchasing Buyer. If additional information is required, the supplier may contract Marine Systems Procurement Quality Engineering regarding process suppliers prequalified by Marine Systems. NOTE: It is the requesting supplier s responsibility to assure that any Marine Systems approved sources meet the requirements and/or limitations of their specific application. 2.0 INSPECTION AND TEST PLAN (Quality Code 25) 2.1 Submittal: An Inspection and Test Plan shall be submitted to Marine Systems (when specified in the Purchase Order), and be approved prior to starting production. Changes shall also be submitted for approval prior to implementation. Refer to paragraph 1.1 for submittal instructions. 2.2 Content: As a minimum, the plan shall provide the following: A Flow Chart and/or Traveler Sheet(s) which shall describe in sequence each processing operation and inspection or test point, from receipt of purchased material through shipment of finished product. NOTE: Each processing operation, inspection or test point (listed sequentially) in the Flow Chart or Traveler Sheet(s) shall include a list of the applicable reference documentation, as described in paragraphs through Reference to all process specifications (for those processes listed in sections 3, 4 and 5 below, as applicable) and workmanship standards, when applicable Reference to all Supplier process procedures (by Subcontractor name, procedure number, revision number and/or date). Also include the Marine Systems approved SPAR number, if applicable For welding/brazing process, identify the welding/brazing procedure to be used to join each component or piece part (i.e. find number to find number). For NDT process, identify the NDT procedure to be used for each area of inspection. This welding/brazing and/or NDT information may be provided in a separate document and shall be referenced by the Flow Chart or Traveler Sheet(s) Indication of all specified customer and/or government inspection hold points. Page 5 of INSPECTION AND TEST PLAN (Quality Code 25) (Cont d.) A list of all documents, with samples of forms to be furnished in the Quality Data Package. 2.3 Certification: With each shipment of materials, a certification shall be submitted noting the number of the SPAR document that provided Marine Systems approval of the Inspection and Test Plan. 3.0 ELECTROSTATIC DISCHARGE (ESD) PROGRAM PROCEDURE (Quality Code 97) 3.1 Submittal: A procedure describing the MIL-STD-1686 ESD program shall be submitted to Marine Systems (when specified in the Purchase Order) for approval in accordance with Para 1.1 above before starting manufacture. Changes shall also be submitted for approval prior to implementation. 3.2 Certification: With each shipment of materials, a certification shall be submitted noting the number of the SPAR document that provided Marine Systems approval of the supplier s ESD program procedure. 4.0 MANUFACTURING PROCESSES 4.1 NONDESTRUCTIVE TESTING (NDT): Nondestructive testing processes include the following: a. Radiographic Testing (RT) b. Magnetic Particle Testing (MT) c. Eddy Current Testing (ET) d. Ultrasonic Testing (UT) e. Liquid Penetrant Testing (PT) f. Visual (VT) (Castings and Welds) Unless otherwise indicated by drawing or Purchase Order, all personnel performing NDT inspection shall be certified in accordance with the supplier s written practice which shall meet the requirements of MIL-STD- 271 and/or NAVSEA T9074-AS-GIB-010/ Unless otherwise indicated by drawing or Purchase Order, all NDT processes shall be performed in accordance with MIL-STD-271F or NAVSEA T9074- AS-GIB-010/ Written procedures for performance of NDT processes shall conform specifically to the requirements of MIL-STD-271 or NAVSEA T9074-AS- GIB-010/271F as follows: a. Radiographic testing procedures shall include all applicable requirements of Para of MIL-STD-271F or Para of NAVSEA T9074-AS-GIB-010/271. b. Magnetic particle testing procedures shall include, as a minimum, the information required by Para of MIL-STD-271F or NAVSEA T9074-AS-GIB-010/271. Page 6 of NONDESTRUCTIVE TESTING (NDT) (Cont d.) c. Liquid penetrant testing procedures shall include, as a minimum, the information required by Para of MIL-STD-271F or NAVSEA T9074-AS-GIB-010/271; d. Ultrasonic testing procedures shall include, as a minimum, the information required by Para of MIL-STD-271F or Para of NAVSEA T9074-AS-GIB-010/271; e. Eddy current testing procedures shall include, as a minimum, the information required by Para of MIL-STD-271F or NAVSEA T9074-AS-GIB-010/271. f. Visual inspection procedures shall include, as a minimum, the information required by Para of MIL-STD-271F or NAVSEA T9074-AS-GIB-010/ All NDT procedures shall include the applicable acceptance criteria. In addition, radiography procedures shall include a shooting sketch or equivalent record. Ultrasonic procedures shall include a UT Scan Plan. The acceptance criteria and RT shooting sketch or UT Scan Plan may be a part of the procedure or may be included as separate attachments When a code or standard other than MIL-STD-271F or NAVSEA T9074- AS-GIB-010/271 (e.g., ASTM, AWS) is specified by drawing or Purchase Order requirement, the supplier s written NDT procedure shall be in accordance with the applicable standard. 4.2 WELDING AND BRAZING: Welding and brazing processes include the following: a. Arc welding b. Brazing c. Soldering d. Electron beam welding e. Laser welding f. Oxy-fuel welding g. Inertia/friction welding All written procedures for performance of welding and brazing processes shall be in accordance with the applicable specification called out by the drawing or Purchase Order (e.g., MIL-STD-248, NAVSEA S9074-AQ-GIB- 010/248, ASME IX, AWS D1.1, AWS D1.2). In addition, such procedures shall also include the following: a. The applicable Welding or Brazing Process Specification (WPS). b. The Procedure Qualification Record (PQR); (Procedure Qualification shall be performed regardless of Code Class, unless otherwise specified below). c. Certification of test results of all destructive and nondestructive tests of the test plate required by the applicable code or drawing. Page 7 of WELDING AND BRAZING (Cont d.) When MIL-STD-278 or NAVSEA S9074-AR-GIB-010/278is specified by drawing or Purchase Order for fabrication of material, the written procedures shall be in accordance with that document, and as a minimum shall contain all the information required by Table V of MIL-STD-248 or NAVSEA S9074-AQ-GIB-010/248, as well as the requirements of Section 6 of MIL- STD-278 or NAVSEA S9074-AR-GIB-010/278, entitled Welding Requirements and Controls. Procedure qualification shall be in accordance with MIL-STD-248 or NAVSEA S9074-AQ-GIB-010/248, Section 4 as applicable. a. If (a) the supplier submits a welding procedure for NGES-MS approval and (b) welding procedure qualification testing requires radiography, then (c) the supplier shall provide the qualification test radiography film used for acceptance to NGES-MS upon request. b. Radiography performed in support of welding procedure qualification testing shall be executed in accordance with an approved procedure as described in paragraph 4.1. Note that a radiographic shooting sketch and reader sheet or equivalent record is required When AWS D1.1 is specified by drawing or Purchase Order for fabrication, the written procedures submitted to Marine Systems shall be in accordance with that document. Procedure qualification shall be in accordance with Para. 5 of AWS D1.1. Prequalification status is permitted only for Group I and Group II materials (as defined in AWS D1.1) where impact testing is not required When AWS D15.1 is specified by drawing or Purchase Order for fabrication, the written procedure submitted to Marine Systems shall be in accordance with that document. Procedure qualification shall be in accordance with Section D of AWS D15.1. Prequalification status is permitted only for Class I and Class II materials as listed in Table 9 of AWS D15.1 where impact testing is not required When other codes or standards are specified, requirements for procedure qualification will be either contained within the code or standard or will be provided by Marine Systems Materials Engineering. 4.3 HEAT TREATING: Heat Treatment processes include the following: a. Quench and temper of steel b. Normalizing of steel c. Annealing of steel d. Stress Relieving e. Post Weld Heat Treatment f. Solution Treating (e.g., aluminum, stainless steel) g. Age Hardening (e.g., aluminum, PH steel) h. Surface hardening (i.e., carburizing, nitriding) Page 8 of HEAT TREATING (Cont d.) Heat treating processes shall be accomplished in accordance with the requirements specified on the drawing or Purchase Order. The following are heat treating specifications typically specified by Northrop Grumman Systems Corporation - Marine Systems drawings: a. MIL-H-6875 Heat Treatment of Steel b. MIL-H-6088 Heat Treatment of Aluminum c. MIL-H-7199 Heat Treatment of Copper Alloys d. MIL-H Heat Treatment of Titanium and Titanium Alloys e. MIL-STD-278 Welding and Casting Standard (Paragraph 8, Post Weld Heat Treatment) f. NAVSEA S9074-AR-GIB-010/278 Requirements for Fabrication Welding and Inspection, and Casting Inspection and Repair for Machinery, Piping and Pressure Vessels (Paragraph 8, Post Weld Heat Treatment) Manufacturers or suppliers of raw materials (e.g., plate, pipe, forgings, and castings) and of fasteners, who furnish, as a condition of the supplied material, a heat report showing the actual material physical properties tested after the required heat treating, are not required to submit their heat treating procedures to Marine Systems. See paragraphs and for exceptions Suppliers who perform heat treating as a service (i.e., heat treat shops) are required to submit their heat treat procedures as detailed in Section 1.0, showing as a minimum, all times, temperatures, tolerances, atmospheres, heating and cooling rates (where applicable), and quench media used in the heat treatment of the particular items. The supplier shall also submit a copy of his equipment calibration and control procedures showing conformance to the requirements set forth in the Quality Assurance Provisions of the applicable military specification. This paragraph applies to heat treatment of manufactured articles (not raw materials as defined by paragraph 4.3.2) All suppliers, including raw material manufacturers, shall submit their procedures for surface hardening (e.g., carburizing, nitriding) when surface hardening is specified by drawing or Purchase Order. Reference paragraph When post-weld heat treating is specified in accordance with MIL-STD-278 or NAVSEA S9074-AR-GIB-010/278 for 1) fabrications or 2) repair welded castings or 3) repair welded fabrications, the supplier shall submit a postweld heat treating procedure meeting the requirements of MIL-STD-278 or NAVSEA S9074-AR-GIB-010/278, as applicable. Reference paragraph Page 9 of MANUFACTURING PROCESSES (Cont d.) 4.4 BABBITTING: Procedures for babbitting processes submitted to Marine Systems shall contain, as a minimum, the following information: a. Surface preparation and cleaning procedures b. List of equipment to be used c. Description of method of sequencing (e.g., fluxing, tinning, pouring, and cooling) and processing parameters (times, temperatures, etc.) d. Visual inspection and NDT procedures (including acceptance criteria), in accordance with applicable standards as specified on drawings or Purchase Orders e. Metallurgical bond (bond extent, strength and ductility) test methods. Also describe the controls used to assure that bond tests are performed as required (e.g. annually, per heat lot) and that bond test reports are included (as required) in the data package supplied with the purchased end item(s). 4.5 FINISHING (COATING) PROCESSES: Finishing processes include the following: a. Metallic Coating: 1. Electroplating (not required for electrodeposited silver plating of fasteners, provided the fasteners are silver plated as required by the manufacturing specification) 2. Electroless (auto-catalytic) coating 3. Vapor Deposition 4. Molten Bath processes (except Hot Dip Galvanizing) 5. Spray Neutralization 6. Thermal Spray coatings (i.e. flame spray, plasma spray, etc.). 4.5 b. Chemical and Electro-chemical Conversion Coatings and Cleanings: 1. Anodizing 2. Chemical Film Coating 3. Phosphate Coating 4. Black Oxide Coating 5. Passivation c. Organic and Inorganic Coatings: 1. Priming 2. Finish Painting 3. Inorganic Zinc Coating d. Aluminum Oxide Coating, Lubricative, for A1 and A1 Alloys (MIL-A-63576). e. Shot Peening (For Mechanical properties only) Written procedures submitted to Marine Systems for performing any finishing process shall include all the requirements of Government and/or industry standards, as specified by the applicable drawing or Purchase Order. Procedures should conform to the requirements of MIL-STD-490, Appendix XIV. Page 10 of FINISHING (COATING) PROCESSES (Cont d.) Detailed procedures for cleaning, mechanical surface preparation, abrasive blasting, or other similar operation(s) need not be furnished when reference to the required operation(s) is included within the primary procedure or on a Shop Traveler Where a Shop Traveler is used to call out manufacturing process requirements, it shall be included with the submitted written procedures Whenever chromium plating is specified to be in accordance with Marine Systems Specification PS , written procedures shall be submitted for approval in accordance with the following specifications: a. QQ-C-320 Class 2 for all newly manufactured parts, including turbine rotors and shafting. b. DOD-STD-2182 for repair plating of turbine rotors and shafting. 4.6 HAR
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