UK & Ireland Featured Project: Weld Inspection & Consultancy United Utilities Thirlmere (1737)

QEM Solutions were asked by United Utilities to assist with the review of the welding process and associated with the provision of the innovative steel E-joint.

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Overseas Featured Project: Capita Symonds - Valve Inspections

QEM Solutions were contracted to carry 3rd party inspection and witnessing activities on a series of valves fabricated in Germany for a series of SGN contracts throughout Scotland.

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We are problem solvers. We are organisers. From the project start-up to the very final evaluations and analysis, we can bring enthusiasm to each and every part of your project.

 

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Technical Consultancy

Welding, Coating and Painting

QEM Solutions have a wealth of experience  in managing welding, coating and painting activities on behalf of our clients during construction activities.

It doesn't matter how well you have designed your asset. If you have not controlled the construction activities that impact on integrity, then the asset will never have the expected design life.  In addition to this, you could be dramatically increasing the likelihood of a safety or environmental incident due to asset failure.

QEM have welding engineers that can help with all of you welding queries, from review of specifications to the management of the qualificaition process and physical inspection of the welds.  We can get involved as little or as much as you require. We can ensure that all of your documetnation is fit for a weld approval process, as well as client-specific specification.

QEM have been involved in various forms of corrosion protection from FBE, to 3 layer polyethylene coatings to concrete lined pipes.  We have experienced inspectors that can ensure your coating is selected, applied and tested in line with both specification and industry best standards.

Services include:

Welding engineering

  • Assessment of specifications in line with contract requirements
  • Technical advice on welding activities
  • Coordination and control of welding
  • Writing welding procedures and qualification testing of welders.
  • Technical assessment of contractors.

Inspection

  • Visual inspection and non-destructive testing.
  • Welding coordination tasks and responsibilities 
  • QA/QC procedures 
  • NDT, including dye pen, MPI and visual welding inspection
  • Peel tests
  • Dry film thickness tests
  • Holiday detection
  • Ovality checks

Quality Assurance

  • Establishment and maintenance of welding, coating and lining quality requirements.
  • Writing and auditing quality systems under BSEN ISO 3834 standards.
  • Assessment of subcontractor's quality systems.

Investigations

  • Investigation of weldability issues
  • Failure analysis

 

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