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QA/QC Fabrication follow-up

Achieving excellence throughout your supply chain with Quality Assurance Solutions

Assure the quality of all your assets, from subsea equipment to steel structures, and ensure compliance with relevant regulations, contractual specifications, and highest quality standards with our Quality Assurance and Quality Control or QA/QC Fabrication follow-up services.

Our expertise lies in delivering Quality Assurance and Quality Control services such as fabrication follow-up, third party witnessing, and inspection of subsea equipment, steel and concrete structures to the oil and gas industry and a wide array of markets. Our qualified team of QA engineers and specialists are equipped with the most advanced NDT tools and equipment necessary to perform unrivaled on-site QA/QC follow-up based on the typical Inspection & Test Plan (ITP) — an approach compatible with SURF and SPS projects.

QA/QC fabrication follow up
Axess Group - QA Follow up on a vessel in Norway

Activities related to ITP

  • Inspection of all materials and equipment throughout procurement activities
  • Inspections and cross-checking of all activities carried out in the various worksites
  • Ensuring that the quality of all materials and equipment from suppliers meet your purchase order requirements
  • Verification of all materials, parts, and final products through thorough checks, audits, and inspections
  • Ensuring suppliers’ strict compliance with testing and inspection requirements and approved ITPs, procedures, and specifications
  • Ensuring that fabrication, testing, packaging, storage, load-out, installation, and pre-commissioning processes are performed in accordance with approved procedures and in compliance with contract requirements
  • Ensuring the required level of quality is obtained and maintained throughout the work
  • Ensuring complete and accurate records of all tests and inspection activities are documented and managed

QA/QC Follow-up Deliverables

  • Participation in kick-off and prefabrication meeting (coating, welding, insulation)
  • Client representation and inspection surveillance on site both onshore and offshore
  • FAT, PPT, PQT witnessing and follow-up
  • In-house NACE and Frosio level 3 personnel to advise the company on challenges and advantages of various coating systems
  • Quality assessment
  • Evaluation and revision of project specific documentation for production and PQT/PPT
  • Review of QC procedures and certificates with respect to production standards and specification
  • Audit preparation
  • Reporting of coating conditions and inspection results on all systems
  • Witnessing and/or execution of pre-production and production test both onshore and offshore (Coating: PPT, PQT – Welding: WPQR, Production Tests)
  • Non-destructive testing, NDT (VT, UT, MT, PT, ET, RT). Experienced in-house NDT personnel. Both ISO 9712/Nordtest and PCN ISO 9712 Level 3 certified
  • In house international welding engineers (IWE), welding inspectors, welding specialists, IWI-S/C, IWS, CSWIP, and NS-477
  • Coordination and supervision of welding and NDE activities
  • Examination and certification of welders and brazers according to ISO standards, on behalf of DNV GL
  • Qualification of welding procedures in cooperation with DNV GL according to API, ASME, ISO, EN-1090, Norsok and DNV specifications
  • Welding inspection on site before, during and after welding to applicate requirements and specification
  • Insulation for rigid pipeline and custom coating of subsea equipment
  • Technical insulation for piping, vessels, and structure in process areas
  • Project QA assistance and management
Axess Group QC Follow up Activities
Axess Group - QC/QA inspection on pipes subsea equipment

We are your partner in inspecting all manufacturing activities and assessing, monitoring, and testing the quality of final products. With Axess, you know all your products, materials, and equipment meet your specific requirements and international quality standards every time.

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