Specifications


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specifications

[‚spes·ə·fə′kā·shənz]
(engineering)
An organized listing of basic requirements for materials of construction, product compositions, dimensions, or test conditions; a number of organizations publish standards (for example, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, American Petroleum Institute, and American Society for Testing and Materials), and many companies have their own specifications. Also known as specs.
(industrial engineering)
A quantitative description of the required characteristics of a device, machine, structure, product, or process.

Specifications

A written document that accompanies the drawings describing the materials and workmanship required to carry out the works for each particular trade.

specifications

A part of the contract documents contained in the project manual consisting of written descriptions of a technical nature of materials, equipment construction systems, standards, and workmanship. Under the uniform system, the specifications comprise sixteen divisions.
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So in essence, I was at square one with a set of written specifications and not much else.
As can be seen from the preceding discussion, DoD professionals have several different types of standards and specifications that may appropriately be used in development contracts, and among these types are often-forgotten military standards and handbooks.
Contracts will frequently identify an order of priority in the event of a conflict between the specifications and other contract documents, such as drawings.
ASTM A48 is the specification used for specifying gray iron castings when the tensile strength of the iron is to be the criteria for acceptance of the metal.
Test method specifications are used to ensure reproducible and accurate results and should not include any product requirements.
Having nonessential composition specifications will raise the cost of quality with no benefit to the producer or customer.

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