Any purchase carries embedded risk. In most industrial sectors, large construction projects involve the purchase of a vast number of items supplied by various manufacturers. Quality and safety are a priority for these projects. Therefore, it is of vital importance to check the quality of every single item, no matter how small. These components range from raw materials to finished products. As some indication of the diversity of items concerned, they can include girders, tubs, pipes and tubes, equipment ranging from valves and faucets to boilers and motors, engines for anything from lifting equipment to elevators, electrical and electronic devices. If a part is substandard and the fault is not detected, the risk becomes embedded within the new asset.
What is Shop Inspection?
Shop Inspection involves inspecting items at their place of manufacture before delivery. This is the most
convenient and cost-effective way to determine whether a product, service, process, piece of equipment or
installation complies with expressed needs, customer expectations, applicable regulations or other specific
requirements. Shop inspection can include design review, review of material certificates, visual inspection, Non
Destructive Testing (NDT), attendance, supervision or performance of mechanical or functional tests.
What are the key benefits?
Risks linked to Quality and safety problems with supplies can be avoided.
Independent assessments provide reassurance.
Detailed reports and certificates secures confidence in using supplied items.
Services are a cost effective solution to verifying the Quality Assurance/Quality Control organizations of suppliers.
Skilled personnel with relevant experience and qualifications are at your service.
Why Choose Bureau Veritas?
Bureau Veritas is capable of performing shop inspections all throughout the US. Many of our inspectors are
CWI (Certified Welding Inspector), ASNT Nondestructive Testing Technicians or NACE certified. They have extensive experience evaluating the condition of materials manufactured in the fabrication shop. When problems are identified, during the manufacturing process, we assist clients in decision making processes and offer solutions to restore performance.
FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions
Why can’t our Quality Department inspect purchases?
If your quality inspectors are based in one place, or a limited number of places, the cost would be prohibitive. You would need to send them to every country where pieces of material for your project are made.
What might happen if products are inspected upon arrival?
If you choose to inspect materials and equipment parts on arrival, there are many significant risks: late assessment (if equipment is defective, there will be delays for new supply); lack of costly measuring equipment normally available at the manufacturer's workshop; inability to check items which have become hidden when the piece of equipment is assembled.
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