Quality Surveillance

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Prior to commencement of the quality surveillance as per Inspection and test plan (ITP) intervention points, the inspector should confirm that the SUPPLIER has the most current documents, drawings, etc. specified in the engineering design.



Please note that the later editions of industry codes and standards do not apply if the engineering  design  has  specified  an  earlier  edition  of  a  specific code or standard. 



Additionally, the source inspector should confirm that that all project documents should have been reviewed or approved by the purchaser.


The purchase order, all engineering design documents, company standards, and industry standards form the basis for the requirements for source inspection of the purchased products.


Company and Client Standards typically  supplement  industry  standards  for  issues  not  sufficiently  well  covered  by them. 


All mandatory requirements such as “shall and must” statements, included  in  the  company  specifications  must  be  met  or  become  subject of  an  NCR.


All document deliverables such as welding procedure specification (WPS) is the responsibility of the supplier.


Inspector should ensure that they have been approved by engineering as well. The same goes for Nondestructive examination (NDE) procedures.


 Inspector may be requested to report on fabrication status or slippage of milestone progress. 


The Inspector should notify the inspection coordinator if he believes that product quality may be compromised by schedule pressures.


Inspector shall verify Supplier personnel  certifications and credentials conducting  the  fabrication  and  quality  control  steps  to ensure that they are  properly  trained, qualified  and  certified,  as  specified  in  the  contractual  documents.


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