Quality Engineering

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Quality Engineering ensures that a quality product is fabricated, by utilising engineering and inspection knowledge through the complete project lifecycle. SecMet’s dedicated inspection personnel are supported by a team of metallurgical and welding engineers to ensure the quality of engineering fabrications by performing amongst others, dimensional checks, material identification, the applicability of welding and heat treatment procedures as well as compliance to the relevant design codes and occupational health and safety legislation.

Compliance verification
Compliance verification

Core capability of this discipline includes:

Highly qualified professionals in the field of fabrication and weld inspection as the team consist out of metallurgists, inspectors of pressurised equipment (IPE’s) and quality control inspectors.

Ensuring that all Legislative, Statutory, Health and Safety Standard and Client Specific Specifications are adhered to during project execution.

  • Legislative Compliance:
    • Occupational Health and Safety Act: Pressure Equipment Regulation
    • Law of the Country of project execution
  • Health and Safety Standards
    • ASME
    • ASTM
    • ISO
    • EN
    • AD 2000
    • AWS
    • SANS

Assuring quality during all project phases. Project phases involved:

  • Technical Specification – Scope of work definition from a Quality perspective
  • Documentation & Procedures:
    • Quality Control Plans / Fabrication Test Plans
    • Heat Treatment
      • Post Weld Heat Treatment
      • Normalizing
      • Annealing
      • Solution Annealing
    • Non Destructive Testing/Evaluation (NDE’s)
      • Magnetic Particle Inspection
        • Conventional
        • Hot Surfaces
      • Liquid Penetrant Inspection
      • Radiographic Testing
        • X-ray
        • Gamma ray
        • Micro focus
      • Hardness Testing
        • Portable
        • Laboratory
      • Ultrasonic Evaluation
        • Wall Thickness
        • Angular Probe
        • Straight (0 Degree) Probe
        • ToFD (Time of Flight Diffraction)
        • GULL
      • Eddy Current Testing
      • IRIS Testing
    • Welding Procedures & Qualification to Health and Safety Standard and Client Requirements
      • Procedure Qualification Record (PQR)
      • Welding Procedure Specification (WPS)
      • Welder Performance Qualification Specification (WPQS)
    • Dimensional Inspection
    • Weld Inspection
      • Joint Preparation
      • Fit-up of assembly
      • Weld Surveillance
      • Visual Inspection
    • Pressure Testing
    • Pickle and Passivation of Stainless Steel
    • Coating
    • Code Data Books
  • Material Certification
    • EN 10204 Certified as 2.2, 3.1 and 3.2
    • Custom made forgings and the whole certification process
    • Material Testing
  • Execution:
    • Assuring quality through managing and being directly involved with all fabrication stages.
    • In-time detection of deviation from Legislation, Health and Safety Standard or Client Specific/Contractual requirements.
    • Quality Assurance is performed by working in close relation with Project Management and Design Engineering in order to ensure that the client’s needs are satisfied at the end of the day.
  • End of Job / Final Documentation
    • SecMet Quality Engineering department ensures that all client and contractual requirements are met at the end of project. A project is only completed once all documentation is correct and accepted.