On delivery, the higher level formally accepts the product as is.
This acceptance is based on the characteristics that the product has at that particular time, and those characteristics must be observed and ratified by both parties.
It is therefore necessary for the state of the product on delivery to be correctly recorded in the reference document.
This document, which is approved by both parties during the delivery Test Review Board (CRE) meeting, is the Delivery Inspection Report (RCI).
The RCI is a "Snapshot" of the product at the time of delivery, an image of the applied configuration. Like the Log Book (see PA-14), it must always accompany the product.
The information included in the RCI shall enable the higher level user to subsequently compare the measurements made during operation and testing by the higher level, with those established during acceptance.
The Delivery Inspection Report (RCI) is based on the RNC document « RNC-CNES-Q-HB-20-510 Contenu type du Registre de Contrôle Individuel ».
It is prepared by the supplier of the product, and is given to the higher level when the acceptance has been pronounced. It is systematically updated if the product is upgraded, or if testing is resumed.
The RCI contains all the information necessary for the characterisation of the product when it is delivered. It comprises at least the following elements:
- certificate of conformity,
- applicable and applied configuration status,
- table of limited lifetime items (if appropriate),
- modification status,
- waiver status,
- open actions status,
- summary of acceptance results with the indication of the values of the measurements.
C. Typical content
- the reference number of the document (established according to the documentation management rules);
- the designation of the product (with the product tree number, if applicable) ;
- the type of model (EM, MV, etc.) ;
- the Definition File reference number ;
- the Technical Specification reference number ;
- the higher level organisation and the reference number of the contract, if there is one.
2. Certificate of conformity
This certifies that the product has been produced in accordance with the applicable configuration, and complies with the Technical Specification and is within the limits of any waivers.
3. Applicable and applied configuration status
The subassemblies or elements that make up the product are presented here, in the form of a table.
Each one is identified as follows:
- Product Tree code,
- issue number of the Definition File (DD) (see E-4), or otherwise of the Technical Specification (STB) that corresponds to the applicable configuration,
- issue number of the Definition File (DD), or otherwise of the Technical Specification (STB) that corresponds to the applied configuration,
- identification number (serial number, model, etc.),
- reference of the trailer document (log, Log Book, etc.),
- reference of the record document (inspection report, Delivery Inspection Report, etc.).
4. Table of limited lifetime items (if appropriate)
This consists of the list of all life-limited elements whose characteristics have a direct influence on the safety criteria and on the function of the product.
5. Modification and waiver status
The modifications and waivers are listed and briefly described in two separate tables. It is particularly necessary to specify the changes that have been made between the qualification model and the flight model.
Furthermore for all models (if several one’s are manufactured after the QM or FM) any modification (minor or major) of the design or process are to be formaly identified and presented to the customer to verify the qualification validity.
6. Open actions status
Non-completed actions are listed and identified (sequence number, name of supervisor, description and planned close-out date).
7. Summary of acceptance results
The results (reports, inspection milestones, etc.) obtained during acceptance shall be summarised here with a reminder of the requirements and tolerances, in the form of a Technical Specification conformity matrix.
Also to be mentioned are all the results concerning the interfaces with the higher level, as described in the Interface Verification File (DCI) (see E-5).
The cleanliness certificates (if necessary) and proof pressure certificates shall be provided.
A delivery inspection report form provide, see PAF-11