Inspection Testing and Packing Procedure of Medium Voltage Power Cables

Cable and Cable Accessories Packing and Post Landing Inspection Procedure for Underground Cable Project
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Cable and Cable Accessories Packing and Post Landing Inspection Procedure for Underground Cable Project

The Cable Drum shall be covered by steel sheet to protect from external thrust. All goods are to be export-packed and properly protected for shipment, rough transportation and storage.

Each set of jointing kits shall be sealed in waterproof polyethylene bag having a silica gel packet placed inside the unit and then packed in polystyrene foam gasket closed by self adhesive tape.  Rating of the unit shall be marked by marker pen or label on the foam for easy identification.

Maximum 10 (ten) sets of Jointing kits are allowed to pack into separate wooden packaging box lined with heavy gauge polyethylene.

Between the cartoons, a suitable packing material for protection and preventing their movement should be used. Each box shall have an individual waterproof, transparent and heavy gauge polyphone wrapper and bitumen paper and then packed into a five-ply paper carton for Boxes. Silica gel shall be provided inside the each polyphone wrapper. The packing case should be able to withstand accidental direct exposure to weather for reasonable period.
 The supplier shall be responsible for damages due to inadequate packing. A packing list showing the contents of each packing shall be enclosed in a waterproof envelope secured to the outside of the packing case. A copy of the packing list shall also be enclosed the package.

All packages imported are liable to be opened for Customs examination and packing shall therefore be designed to facilitate opening and re-packing thereafter.

A red band (20cm. wide) shall be painted all around each package. Each package shall the following information printed on it in bold letters:

-         Name of supplier.
-         Port of Loading
-         Port of destination.
-         Name of Consignee.
-         Contract Number.
-         Brief description of Stores.
-         Number of Packages.
-         Gross and net weight.
-         Measurements.

In addition, each package shall be clearly marked or stenciled in red on two sides, the shipping mark, "Employer, Country" inscribed within a triangle mark as shown below:

The Shipping Mark 

On the other two sides’s arrow marking with the wording "THIS SIDE UP" and "FRAGILE" shall be clearly marked or stenciled to indicate the face of the package to be kept upward.

Inspection and Testing

The Purchaser shall have the right to inspect/test the goods/materials to confirm their conformity to the specification.
The Purchaser shall be entitled at all reasonable time during manufacture to inspect, examine and test of goods/materials at the manufacturers' premises, workmanship and performance. 

The Supplier shall, after consulting the purchaser, give the Purchaser reasonable notice in writing of the date on and the place at which any material or equipment will be ready for resting as provided in the contract and unless the purchaser shall attend at the place so named on date, which the supplier has stated in his notice, the supplier may proceed with the tests, which shall be deemed to have been made in the purchaser's presence, and shall forthwith forward to the purchaser duly certified copies of test readings.

When the purchaser intends to attend the test he shall promptly inform the supplier accordingly in writing, so the supplier can take action. The purchaser shall give the supplier timely notice in writing of his intention to attend the test.

Where the supplier provides for tests on the premises of the supplier or of any manufacturer of the supplier, except where otherwise specified, shall provide free of charge such assistance, labor, materials, electricity, fuel, stores, apparatus and instruments as may be requisite and as may be reasonably demanded to carry out such test efficiently. This test shall be performed as per relevant IEC/BS Standard or equivalent and routine tests as agreed upon.

As and when the purchaser is satisfied that any materials/equipment shall have passed the tests referred to in this clause, purchaser shall notify the contractor in writing to that effect.

Should any inspected/tested goods fail to conform to the specification, the Purchaser shall have the right to reject any of the items or complete batch if necessary. In that case Supplier has to replace the Equipment and to make good of them without any financial involvement to the Purchaser. 

Nothing in this clause shall in any way release the supplier from any warranty or other obligations under the contract.

Post Landing Inspection (PLI)

Post landing inspection shall be done by a PLI committee of Employer immediately after arrival of the goods at the designated store. The program of such inspection shall be intimated to the representative of Supplier. The PLI committee in its report shall mention the exact/assessed quantity of goods. The Post Landing Inspection of goods shall generally cover the following, but not limited to it-

(i)      Visual Inspection of goods;
(ii)  Conformance with approved drawings with respect to      dimensions/type/size.
(iii)     Quantity of supplied goods.


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