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...

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...

Tips for Writing an Inspection and Test Plan (ITP)

Tips for Writing an Inspection and Test Plan (ITP)

Inspection and test plans are one of the most essential documents for the Quality Control of a construction project. A precise, robust, and concise inspection and test plan (ITP) will make fabrication and inspection sequences fluid and painless. It will define each...