Surveillance of Quality Control Systems

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Optic QA Inc. is fully conversant with quality control manuals and procedures. We will monitor the implementation of quality control systems and ensure that procedures are being followed properly.

We believe that it is of the utmost importance that vendors comply with their quality control systems to ensure that a quality product will be supplied to the customer.

Quality control systems monitored include, but are not limited to:

  • ASME : Standard Requirements
  • API : Standard Requirements
  • CSA: Standard Requirements
  • ISO 9000 : Series Requirements

Witness Non-Destructive Testing

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We will witness, review and interpret all types of non-destructive testing. Non-destructive testing methods witnessed include:

  • Radiography
  • Ultrasonic (manual and computerized)
  • Magnetic particle
  • Liquid penetrant
  • Electro magnetic

Visual Inspection of Fabricated Products

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Service includes visual inspection of the fabrication, dimensional and material checks to approved fabrication drawings.

Fabricated products include:

  • Heat exchangers, pressure vessels and fractionating towers
  • All types of gas processing packages from metering stations to refrigeration plants
  • Storage tanks, structural steel and metal buildings
  • Drilling equipment (above ground and down hole)
  • Concrete structures such as bridges, manholes and slabs for rotating equipment
  • Fabrication and testing of valves
  • Fiberglass storage tanks and pipe spooling

Coating Inspection

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We have a network of fully qualified NACE coating inspectors available upon request for your coating needs. Our coating inspectors are experienced in various coating applications including:

  • Pressure vessels
  • Storage tanks
  • Pipe spooling
  • Oil well tubing
  • Line pipe

Oil Well Casing and Tubing Inspection

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Casing and tubing inspection includes monitoring of destructive and non-destructive testing of casing and tubing both on-site and in the mill during fabrication.

Also included are visual inspection and monitoring of inspection of premium threads used in sour service and offshore drilling.

We have experience with in-mill inspection and monitoring inspections of high strength steel casing (140 000 P.S.I yield) complete with premium thread used in the Hibernia offshore drilling projects.

Shop Surveys

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Upon request, we will survey fabrication facilities. These surveys can be used to ensure that the prospective vendor’s quality control systems and qualifications meet your requirements. During the surveys, the quality control systems are audited to ensure that the vendor’s work is in compliance with their quality control manuals. Surveys are also used to ensure that the vendor’s shop, equipment and staff are capable of the work that the client intends to order.

Expediting Services

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We will expedite your orders from purchase to completion. Our expediting service will include all stages of the order from engineering and purchasing of raw material, to fabrication and delivery to the job site.

We will immediately contact you to report any problem areas that may delay the delivery. The initial contact will be by phone with a written report to follow as soon as possible.

Reporting

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Clear and concise technical reports will be written for all inspection and expediting activities. Reports are written in point form and include a summary of each of the following areas:

  • Action Items
  • Engineering
  • Material
  • Fabrication
  • Inspection
  • Delivery

Reports can be submitted on our report forms or yours, at your request.