Shop and Fabrication Inspection / Monitoring
I2C provides third party observation of equipment fabrication and welding. Inspectors conduct visual inspections of material for conformance with the approved specifications, plans and codes, as well as verification of material test reports (MTR) for materials used. Materials and components are observed at key pre-determined points along the manufacturing process. I2C’s certified inspectors also witness welder and welding procedure qualification tests as applicable to the scope of the project. I2C provides these services providing a greater degree of confidence that workmanship and quality control efforts of the vendor conform to industry standards and contract documents. This is accomplished through visual observations, monitoring of processes, and verifying QC findings. This audit function may also include review of the contractor’s quality control documentation, project specific QC documents, QC inspection personnel qualifications and certifications, review of welding procedure specifications (WPS) and procedure qualification records (PQR) and review of fabrication and assembly procedures.
Fabrication inspection services also routinely include witnessing non-destructive testing (NDT) including magnetic particle testing (MT), ultrasonic testing (UT) and radiographic testing (RT). NDT, also known as NDE (Non-Destructive Examination) is used to “look inside” materials to detect discontinuities and defects that may not be seen by visual inspection alone. Examinations are performed without damaging materials, so that tested materials are not wasted and may be put into service. NDT helps determine if materials are acceptable for use as-is, contain defects that can be repaired, or must be rejected. Inspections take place at fabrication shops throughout and in the field as necessary.