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ECE Global, LLC
Your Global Partner in Engineering, Quality and Safety Compliance
Design - Fabrication - Welding - Inspection - Certification
 

Skids, modules and their components are generally manufactured in off-site facilities rather than at the plant construction site. ECE Global uses the fundamental inputs to execute construction and engineering quality tasks for these units.  We perform tasks to ensure that the assets are compliant by applying the appropriate levels of inspection and reporting to satisfy corporate and regulatory requirements.

With so many project specific and worldwide requirements, our clients rely on our expertise to provide leadership that supports specifications, schedules, quality assurance, and commissioning.

Inspecting & Approving skids and modules means that we consider all aspects of the project from concept through commissioning.

Detailed Design Reviews

Engineering Specification Reviews
Engineering specifications are generally all encompassing and not specific to skid and module construction. We review engineering specifications and work with owners and builders to ensure that only applicable requirements are considered and they understand their obligations to the requirements set forth.
Detailed Design Reviews
Participation in detailed design reviews enables inspection priorities and strategies to be developed. We have extensive skid and module design experience which enables us to be detailed reviewers.
Quality Process Reviews
Consideration of Inspection Strategies on Skid and Module projects must be given to the array of suppliers and their in-house practices. Finding methods common amongst them and building a gap analysis to guide the project is important to us.

Material & Component Inspection

Material Receiving Inspection
We work with clients in an effort to streamline engineering output in the form of Bills of Material that feed the needs of material receiving inspection.
See our Webinar Summary::
Automating Pipe Drawing Production and Bill of Material Extraction
Documentation Inspection

Is your documentation system electronic? In addition to inspecting manuals according to the Vendor Data Requirements, we help our clients make the move to electronic data file control.

Fabrication & Welding Inspection

Tasks during construction are many. Inspection of the equipment, frame, piping, electrical and controls can be based upon strategies developed from Engineering & Design Reviews. Construction surveillance is a practice which yields great benefits and helps to schedule maintenance and production performance while finding a balance with quality assurance controls.

Final Inspection & Factory Acceptance Testing

Factory Acceptance Testing (FAT)
FAT can be a process by which equipment integrity and functionality are proven. Additionally, execution of final inspection protocols provides a basis for unit acceptance. FAT is a critical process which should be exercised to ensure skids and modules meet Design Requirements and User Requirements.
See an Example below
Installation
Skids and Modules ultimately need to be incorporated into the overall plant process. Items such as tie-in welding, mechanical assembly, pump alignment, electrical termination, etc. need to be inspected and approved. We provide these services.

Documentation and Turn Over Package Approvals

Turn Over Package (TOP) “Documentation”
Most Important is the TOP in some highly regulated industries! We apply our Engineering and Construction Quality Manual (EQM & CQM) approach to projects.

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Project Check and Balance

  • Specifications vs. Detail Design
  • Vendor Capabilities vs. Vendor Requirements
  • Purchasing Specifications vs. Component Receiving
  • Project Schedule vs. Fabrication Requirements
  • Final Inspection vs. Factory Performance Testing
  • Vendor Data Requirements vs. Construction and Engineering Documentation

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Factory Acceptance Testing (FAT) Project Example

Scope

Execution of Final Inspection and Performance Testing protocols so the Validation Group could maximize the usage of resultant data for Installation and Operational Qualification (IQ/OQ/PQ) requirements.

Challenge

Development of uniform project-wide strategies and protocols which can benefit IQ/OQ validation requirements after final installation.

Improvement

  • ECE helped develop efficient methods and procedures by which to inspect and test.
  • Work with suppliers to plan for required in-process and performance testing, which could challenge the design/operating limits of components or systems. This included the realization of supporting utilities to support the performance testing.
  • Validation team established a best practices approach so FAT reports data could be applied to subsequent IQ/OQ.

Result

  • Discussions between validation team, suppliers and fabricators to maximize the pre-installation inspections and testing effectiveness and efficiency.
  • Reduction of personnel and time required for final factory inspection and testing at each supplier.
  • Most non-conformance items are uncovered at the factory where remediation can occur more effectively.

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