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All About TPI Inspection

All About TPI Inspection

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Published by: Aneesh Jose on Sep 04, 2012
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The purpose of this guide is to inform the Inspector regarding the extent of his reporting in relation to the assignedinspection level for purchase orders and requisitions in general, and assist in the performed inspections and tests bygiving guidelines and specific information per type of equipment and materials.
2. General
Company requisitions for materials and equipment are prepared by the engineering departments.
Based on the requisition, the purchase order and the available Vendor information, the Manager Inspectionassigns the inspection level, and prepares the inspection schedule for the project. (See Reference 18.1)
This inspection schedule reflects all purchase orders for the project and its assigned inspection levels.The inspection level shall be one of the following:R - Resident InspectorIPC - Close prgressive inspectionIP - Progressive inspectionF - Final inspectionN - No inspection
When necessary, the inspection level can be modified. This change can be initiated by the Inspector, theManager Inspection or the Project Manager.
For all inspections the procedure for inspection activities shall be followed. See Reference 18.1.
The inspection level gives details regarding the scope of inspection. The following Table (2.6) is a guideline forthe scope of inspection and the different reports in relation to the assigned inspection level. Regarding the levels andthe timing of inspection the following should be considered:R - Resident Inspection. All intermediate inspection steps shall be monitored closely for the duration of residence.Residence Inspection is implemented for the whole or only part of the manufacturing period, when requiredcontractually or when in the opinion of the Manager Inspection:
- the workload in one location warrants it;
or when it is necessary to ensure specified quality requirements are met.IPC - Close progressive inspection. Selected intermediate inspection steps shall be followed according to theinspection and test plan.IP - Progressive inspection. Limited intermediate inspections shall be witnessed according to the inspection and testplan. Other inspection points will be monitored.F - Final inspection. Only final inspection shall be carried out.N - No inspections carried out.
2.6 Inspection Level and Required Reports
Required reports
Form No.
 2.6.1 Inspection/Expediting Assignment 25013 * * * *2.6.2 Pre-inspection meeting 25009 * * *2.6.3 Progressive inspection 25009 * * *2.6.4 Final inspection 25009 * * * *2.6.5 Non Conformance Report 25010 * * * *2.6.6 Quality Control Memorandum 25012 * * * *2.6.7 Inspection Release Note 25011 * * * *
1. Inspection/Expediting Assignment is only used when an outside agency is employed.
 2. A common form 25009 is used to report the various types of inspection visits to the Vendor, the sectionheadings in the text being adjusted accordingly.3. Each type of form used shall be numbered 001, 002 etc. per purchase order, the number being followed bythe inspectors initials.
3. Availability of Forms and Procedures
All existing reports/forms and applicable procedures can be found in Reference 18.1.Additional copies can be made available.
4. Basic Inspection Duties
Normal Q.C. (inspection) duties for projects are outlined in par.6, but will also include the following:
Check the Vendor's understanding of the Purchase Order requirements concerning materials, fabrication testingand inspection by the means of a pre-inspection meeting (See Reference 18.1)
Check if Vendor furnished documents according to requisition and procedures have been approved by CompanyHome Office.
Check, witness or monitor fabrication and testing according the inspection and test plan, in particular respectingholdpoints.
Check all relevant documentation such as certificates, test reports etc.
Check manufacturing data books.
In case of deviations contact the procurement and or engineering department(s) for formal decisions.
5. Other Inspection Duties
Inspectors will carry out surveys on Vendors' shops when required in order to determine Vendors' capabilities,experience and acceptability for work on Company projects, or re-surveys of Vendors shops if a considerable timehas elapsed since the last experience with a particular shop.This is one aspect of the overall assessment of Vendor capabilities and performance conducted by several Companydepartments. See Reference 18.2.Inspectors will also continuously advise Company's Home Office on shop-loading developments in Vendors plants,trends in quality of workmanship, performance, etc. to assist buyers in selection of Vendors for new work.
6. Inspection Procedure - General
This section covers basic activities for inspection of all equipment, parts of equipment or parts of package unitscovered by Company purchase orders. Additional information regarding specific inspections can be found in thefollowing sections, where possible requirements inspections and test are split up per type of equipment and materials.It must be remembered that it is the Vendor himself who is in the first place responsible for the quality of his workusing his own quality system. The inspector works through the Vendor system and would only assume a more pro-active role in case of necessity, and in agreement with the Manager Inspection.Inspector’s visits to sub-Vendors shall only normally be carried out accompanied by a representative of the Vendor.The Inspector shall not give direct instructions to the sub-Vendor.Each inspector has a personal rubber stamp with his name and boxes marked “witnessed” and “checked”. He shalluse this on each quality record, ticking in one or other box, signing and dating it.
6.1 Acceptance Criteria/Governing Documents for Inspection
The basis of acceptance or rejection is defined by the purchase order requirements including the purchaseorder itself, the requisition, in combination with referenced codes, standards, specifications and drawings.
In case of contradiction in or incompleteness of the requirements, the inspector shall contact the ManagerInspection.
Vendors' shop drawings are only valid for details and dimensions not included in Company documents.
In the event of contradiction between Company and Vendor documents, Company documents govern unlessspecified by Company in writing.
Authority requirements shall prevail over Company general and project specifications, unless Company orproject specifications are more stringent than the authority requirements.

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