Company Presentation - Inspection Assignments

Our way of solving a task when it comes to inspection and practical quality assurance activities is based on the principle that we cooperate closely with the Client. Since we have limited resources for testing the Client can be sure that our aim of an assignment never would be to expose as many X-ray radiographs as possible.

Our way of work augments internal resources for self-control at the producing company. However, we think that many technical and economical advantages could be achieved by engaging an external specialist to cooperate in the quality control and inspection of a project. Here are some arguments to substantiate that statement:

  • In few client companies or organizations it is practical to keep own competence for all various tasks and specialities which could be required for quality assurance of steel structures

  • On the shop floor of a structural steel fabricator is is often considered more effective if a specialist comes in from outside the company

  • With an external specialist for continuous participation in the inspection and quality assurance it is possible to coordinate these activities with the formal review by the Client, thus solving any potential problems as they arise and reducing the risk for later disputes at the end of the project

  • An external specialist may contribute to an effective dissemination of knowledge among the personnel

  • Quality control with participation of an external specialist may simplify the procedures because the work is done independently

  • Requirements in project documentation and regulations and rules may be more effectively verified.

  • We think that there are many good reasons to choose a specialist for tasks related to steel structures with special care. It is essential that the specialist has a long and broad experience and that he has a thorough knowledge of valid regulations and rules and how to apply them in a qualified and practical manner. For instance, too many steel structures have been demanded to be repaired because some internal porosities were found in the non-destructive testing of the welds. Actually, unnecessary repairs of welds may in many cases impair the mechanical properties of the welded connection because of increased restraints from the repair welding.

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