Inspection and Quality Standard
1. The Buyer agrees that the equipment and material supplied by the Seller are designed, manufactured and inspected in accordance with ISO, DIN, IEC and standards used in the Seller’s country in equivalent to the international standards. The Seller shall provide the standards cross reference table during BDR. Further standards and instructions may be considered after discussions. In situation Chinese standards are approved for design and fabrication, the Seller shall mark out the international cross reference standard in the relevant drawings.
买方同意卖方按照卖方国家等同于国际标准的ISO, DIN, IEC 等标准进行设计、制造和检验。在BDR期间卖方将提供标准对照表。讨论后可能会考虑额外的标准和说明。如果同意采用中国标准 进行设计和制造，卖方将在相关图纸中标识出国际对照标准。
2. The norms and standards of the equipment and material presented by the Seller to the Buyer shall include inspection items and criteria of judgment necessary for ensuring the quality inspection of the equipment and material.
3. Within 2 months after the contract comes into force, the Seller shall provide the Buyer with the aforesaid norms and standards for inspection of the equipment and material supplied by him under the contract, together with the reference drawings of major equipment and their key components & parts and the corresponding list of these major equipment to norms and standards (giving equipment name and code number of norm and standard applicable) each in one copy.
4. Within 0.5 months after receiving the above norms and standards, the Buyer may put forward its comments on these norms and standards. The Seller shall take the Buyer’s opinions, if any, seriously and fix them through mutual consultation by correspondence. This shall be completed before signing the basic design review. The norms and standards agreed upon by both parties after such consultation shall be taken as one of the criteria for the equipment and material inspection in future.
5. All the equipment and material supplied by the Seller under this contract shall be subject to the quality inspection, test and trial run, and they can only be delivered after the inspection proves them qualified.
Preparation for Ex-works Inspection and the Ex-works Inspection
1. The Buyer has the rights to dispatch, at its own expenses, its inspectors to the Seller’s country to conduct the visual check and ex-works inspection.
2. On the BDR, the Seller shall provide an inspection outline which specifiying the different classes for items to be inspected, ie, Class A, very important items, Class B, important items, Class C, normal & simple parts. Both the Buyer and the Seller shall discuss into details and fix the inspection outline upon BDR.
3. An inspection schedule based on the inspection outline will be generated in the detail engineering period, which shall be timely updated and notified by the Seller to the Buyer.
4. The Seller shall notify the Buyer of the inspection date two (2) months before the assembly and inspection of the major equipment. Within 1 (one) month upon receipt of the Seller’s advice, the Buyer shall inform the Seller whether he will dispatch its personnel to attend the inspection or not. If dispatching, it shall submit a list of its inspectors to the Seller.
5. After the Buyer’s inspectors’ arrival at the Seller’s manufactory, the Seller shall provide them with necessary documents (including drawings).
6. During the inspection of equipment, the Seller shall provide the Buyer’s inspectors with easy access to look up drawings and technical documents and obtain various tools, apparatus and testing equipment necessary for the inspection.
7. The Buyer’s inspectors may look over the manufacture, assembly, trial run, packing, rustproof and painting work concerning the equipment under this contract. If the Buyer’s inspectors find any problem and present their opinions to the Seller, the Seller shall take them seriously and take some measures to solve the problem.
8. Any inspection and acknowledgement to the equipment and material by the Buyer’s inspectors during the inspection in the Seller’s country can neither substitute the inspection to be made after their arrival at the site, nor exempt the Seller from its warrantee obligations as per the related stipulations specified in the main clauses of the contract.
9. If the Buyer notifies the Seller that he is not going to participate in the ex-works inspection, or he fails to arrive at the time notified by the Seller, the Seller may conduct the inspection by himself.
10. The Mechanical Mill Fill Assembly with the Base Plate, Housing, Cylinders, Roll Assembly & Piping with all it’s accessories will be Inspected by the Buyer at the Seller’s Works during Inspection.
11. The Electrical ex-work inspection and testing for transformer, drives, MCC, intergration level 1 / 2 system, operator desks shall be jointly participated by the Buyer’s engineer.
Inspection After Delivery
1. After the arrival of the equipment and material at the site, the Buyer and the Seller will carry out the open package inspection.
2. The Seller has the rights to dispatch its personnel to take part such OPI. The specific OPI procedures shall be discussed by and between the representatives from each party prior to the OPI, and implemented if agreed
3. The Buyer shall inform the Seller of the OPI case number, equipment name, inspection date, location and so on one week before the OPI. During the OPI period, the Buyer shall provide the Seller’s inspectors with working conveniences. In case that the Seller notifies the Buyer that he is not going to participate in the OPI or he fails to arrive at the time notified by the Buyer, the Buyer may conduct the OPI by himself.
4. If it is found that there is any defect, damage, missing parts of the equipment and material, or that the type, specification, quality and package are not in accordance with the stipulations of the contract during the OPI, an “Inspection Record” and an “Agreement on Solutions to the Problems” shall be made out properly by and between both parties with signatures of their representatives. If the problem is at the Seller’s fault, this agreement shall be regarded as a valid document for the Buyer to claim against the Seller for repair, supplement or replacement, etc.
If the Seller fails to participate in the OPI and it is liable for the said problems, a certificate of inspection shall be issued by a third party inspection organization(cost to be borne by the Seller) as a valid claim against the Seller for repair, supplement and replacement etc. Upon receipt of the above claim certificates and the claim request from the Buyer, the Seller shall reply within two (2) weeks, if he has any different opinion to such claim. In case that the Seller does not reply within this time limit, the claim shall be deemed as established.
If any quality problem is found on the equipment and material during erection and trial run after the OPI through to the end of mechanical grantee period, it shall be handled according to related stipulations of the main clauses of the contract.
5. The time limit for the said replacement or supplement by the Seller is under the precondition of not influencing the overall schedule of the contracted plant construction. If the Seller fails to implement his duties in time, it shall be dealt with on the basis of the relevant stipulations in the main clauses of the contract.
6. If the Buyer has any doubt on the quality of the equipment and material supplied by the Seller, necessary checks shall be carried out, as concerns material, performance and capacity, after the two parties reaching an agreement through mutual consultation, upon which both parties shall collaborate with each other without any delay for no tenable reason.
7. In case that the norms and standards provided by the Seller are found so incomplete that the judgment on quality is hindered, the Seller shall supplement the necessary norms and standards in time. If the norms and standards offered by the Seller still can not meet the inspection needs, the Buyer is entitled to conduct the inspection in accordance with the international standards or the standards prevailing in any third country.
1. The Buyer shall notify the Seller within 1.5 month after Contract come into forece relevant legal inspections to be implemented as per the Buyer country`s official regulation, such like legal inspection certificate to be obtained for electrical device, lifting device, high pressure device upon import. The Seller shall then try his best to assist the Buyer to accomplish the relevant inspection work.
2. The Seller have to have held the product manufacturing licenses issued by the safety, environmental protection and health departments of the manufacturing country.