This quote is also from my addendum (supplement) to my first report:
Please investigate the following which I copied from my later "CFRs violated" section because I have not listed it yet:
CFR14.25.1041, (Cooling) General, quotation "The powerplant and auxiliary power unit cooling provisions must be able to maintain the temperatures of powerplant components, engine fluids, and auxiliary power unit components and fluids within the temperature limits established for these components and fluids, under ground, water, and flight operating conditions, and after normal engine or auxiliary power unit shutdown, or both."
End of quotation.
Who knows if they will be able to maintain those temperatures, as all of these cooling systems were designed at PSD without calling out (process specification I.D.) for duct hose installation, therefore there are no standards on our drawings for installation of these duct hoses or the placement or torques for the clamps that hold them onto the ducts. The mechanics can install them any way they want, and I wouldn’t be able to document a nonconformance, as I have no standards to inspect their work to. They can install the clamp directly over the duct bead where it will slip off in service and be loose and in essence performing no function whatsoever. They can slip the hose only an eighth of an inch over the duct end, not even over the bead, and then install the clamp hanging halfway off the edge of the hose. Where PSD mechanics get their torques to torque the clamps on these installations I have no idea. I always inspect these installations per (process specification I.D.) requirements, although technically I can get in trouble for doing it, as I got in trouble once in Everett for writing something up I shouldn’t have. But every mechanic so far has complied with my write-ups on their duct hose installations, and hasn’t called me on it. If they did know the drafting requirements that each spec that has to be used on a particular installation must be called out on the PL (Parts List) or picture sheet for that installation, and called me on writing things up per it, even though the hose was half hanging off of the duct, I would then have to write a tag on the drawing stating that the part was unable to be installed as there were no requirements for installation of it listed on the drawing. Considering the way (my QA supervisor) is, I would shortly thereafter be holding a sign up on a freeway offramp as my new job.
The Last Inspector