Quality Surveillance Inspection Services

QAi inspection teams are available locally at most major manufacturing and coating suppliers. If a team of inspectors is not available locally for larger projects, one of our teams can be economically mobilized for coverage of all stages of manufacture and testing.

Equipment Manufacture and Fabrication

  • Welding and fabrication processes
  • Valves, flanges and fitting design and manufacture
  • Pressure vessels and code piping
  • Specification writing and review

Coating Plant Services

  • Specification preparation and review
  • Full complement source inspection
  • Audit inspection
  • Electronic documentation

Pipe Mill Services

  • Specification preparation and review
  • Full complement source inspection
  • Audit inspection
  • Electronic pipe tracking

Inspection and supervision teams are available to oversee various stages of pipe logistics as well, including stockpile inspection, loading and unloading, and double jointing.

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Supplier Audit and Qualification

With our in house expertise, QAi can perform Quality/Technical Audits for our customers of potential suppliers related to pipe manufacture, coating application, valves, flanges and fittings. QAi routinely develops and provides support to our customers as it relates to AML's (Approved Manufacturers Lists).

Engineers replacing old pipes

Engineering Consulting

With in-house engineering support and the knowledge and experience of our dedicated inspection personnel, QAi can help you execute your project in a manner that assures compliance with your requirements on time and on budget.

  • Specification design (line pipe, coatings, valves, etc.)
  • Specification review

QAi is registered with The Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta. APEGA Permit #P9027.

Sections of pipeline stacked up for a large project

Project Management and Logistics Planning

We understand the scale of investment your project has made in establishing project requirements and obtaining the regulatory approvals that have been granted. QAi's management and staff have the expertise and experience necessary to lower risks to the project and meet the expectations of compliance.

Our engineering staff will perform an expert review of your project specifications or design them as necessary. We can help you source components and get them where they need to be, and we will work with you and your suppliers to clarify issues or quality concerns before they cause costly and unnecessary delays.

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Health and Safety Monitoring and Coordination

Health and safety practices are essential at every level of your project. Investing in your project and your workers by ensuring their safety and improving working conditions will minimize the risk of accidents and their consequences.

By reviewing and helping to coordinate health and safety protocols we can ensure compliance with current H&S standards and requirements, helping protect your workers' safety and helping you avoid potential delays, fines and legal action.

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Contract Administration and Personnel Services

From time to time depending on project requirements, administration, inspection, HSE and quality personnel may be seconded directly to our customers. QAi facilitates personnel requirements to suit our customers' specific requirements.

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Traceability Systems

QAi ensures that critical data and information is maintained from steel making to pipe manufacture to material testing and coating and shipment using computer traceability programs.

Reports are available online through a secure website daily after they have been reviewed and approved by QAi.

QAi provides a Final Completion Report for the manufacture, testing and coating of all materials, complete with scanned and indexed Mill Test Reports, which is available at the conclusion of each QAi assignment.

Dedicated email is put in place for all major projects. This ensures seamless and immediate communication with the QAi inspection team and project supervisor. Progress reports are available and issued as required by the customer (daily/weekly).