Third Party Inspections and What it Means?

Modern Third-Party Inspection alludes to independent inspection services provided by inspection agencies like Pittsburgh Mineral & Environmental Technologies (PMET). This blog post explains TPI companies, TPI definitions, and TPI responsibilities and supplies you...

Welding Inspector Responsibilities

As a welding inspector, you have specific responsibilities that must be performed regularly in a plant, fab shop, or out on the ROW. To be a welding inspector, you will undergo training and years of experience to get your certified welding inspector certificate....

When are You Required to Requalify a WPS?

Usually, when I write an article or post, it is motivated by questions asked by customers or clients. Regrettably, the question of “At what point do I need to requalify my WPS?” is not asked that often, but it should be. A welding procedure specification (WPS) is a...

Quality Inspections

It is essential to have a quality weld inspection program to ensure quality welds. A company must understand how to evaluate weld characteristics, determine weld quality, and have a welding inspector capable of performing several different testing methods. There are...

Understanding Weld Discontinuities

An inspector's primary concern is ensuring that all the welds they inspect are good sound welds and are acceptable to code. For this reason, it's essential for an inspector examining the weld to be able to spot a variety of weld discontinuities, including:...

Above Ground Tank Storage Inspection

This article provides information about the inspection of storage tanks and storage tank testing in a construction shop and site and storage tank in-service inspection in operating units. In addition, I will be publishing articles on more subject matters, such...

Hardness

The definition of hardness is the resistance of the material opposing to localized deformation. This term can easily apply to several types of deformation, whether from indentation, cutting, bending, or scratching. When it comes to metals, ceramics, and most polymers,...

Third Party Inspection of Pressure Vessel Fabrication

The Third-Party Inspection for Pressure Vessel article gives an example technique for Pressure Vessel assessment and testing in the fabrication shop. This article should be evaluated with a pressure vessel inspection and test plan (ITP).  This article guides you...

Testing and Inspection of Welds

There are many forms to inspect welds or materials, both destructive and non-destructive.    As the name suggests, destructive weld testing involves the physical destruction of the completed weld to evaluate its characteristics. This method of testing is used...

Why we need more Nonconformity Reports

Non-Conformance Reports (NCR) are a necessary function of a compliant quality system and, if properly used, can be a great asset to any project or manufacturing process. Unfortunately, NCRs have a stigma of being a report showing how one person or group of people is...