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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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Our projects

Our Projects

Combined, we have over 50 years experience, gained on a variety of projects throughout the world. But no two engineering projects are alike.

Sometimes we manage a project from the very start and continue to be involved until the end reports. Other times we are brought in to provide specialist services in specific areas. Each brings different challenges. Each has different outcomes.

We would like to share just a few of these projects here.

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Our Projects

United Utilities Hallbank Coating Inspection (1738) Welding, Coating and Painting

United Utilities

22 Jan 2019 - Ongoing

QEM were asked to assist United Utilities with the validaiton and control of coating on the Thirlmere expansion project.  This involved acting as a intermedairy between UU and hte coating / pipe suppliers.  Reviewing and checking QITP's and verifying that teh application was to a sutiable specification.

QEM provided a  Consultant in the form of a Coating Inspector, with the back-up support to assist the current project team with reviewing and auditing coating activities and establish acceptable level of QA/QC control.   The resource had the following responsibilities:

  • Advise on coating activities and report to the Construction Supervisor
  • Review and approve contractors / subcontractors ITPs, RAMS etc
  • Checking specifications to verify compliance where possible
  • Witness any coating trials
  • Carry out onsite inspections and audits periodically.
  • Reviewing contractors coating records / bar chart and ensuring good record keeping is being carried out and correct.
  • Report NCRs, recommendations for improvement as required to the UU Construction Supervisor.


 Services Breakdown

  Site Supervision
  Technical Specification and Procedure Writing
  Welding, Coating and Painting

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