An inspection is an examination of a product design, product, service, process or plant and determination of their conformity with specific criteria or, on the basis of professional judgment, general requirements.
Vendor inspection is just a different name of shop inspection and is applied in the purchase and procurement of industrial equipment. This will describe the tasks of the vendor quality control personnel, the third/second party inspector and the client responsibilities. This is very important subject in industrial inspection application.
Large construction projects require the purchase of a different number of items supplied by many different manufacturers. So it is of vital importance to check the quality of every single item, these items range from unfinished to finished products. Vendor or shop inspections are to ensure manufacturing of equipment conforms to the original aims or objectives, specifications and standards.
Around the globe there are a lot of clients who require shop or vendor inspections at manufacturing factories, and the demand for these services from them has increased incredibly.
These items range from unfinished to finished products and their quality and safety are considerations for the Mega projects. Any purchase carries embedded risk. If a part is faulty, but the fault is not detected, the risk of something going wrong becomes embedded within the new asset which is the reason the shop or vendor inspections are required.
Shop or vendor inspection covers inspection activities that are done by the second party or third party inspector. It is applied in manufacturing process of industrial equipment such as pressure vessels, pumps, compressors, valves, transformers, structures, factory acceptance tests, industrial quality control, etc.
Vendor or Shop inspections are quality, safety and environment inspections of manufactured products or assembled parts at the vendor before they are shipped to site for installation. The quality, safety and environment inspections of products and witnessing of tests carried out to determine the conformity of these manufactured products to meet minimum acceptance criteria of quality and safety standards.
Reviewing of the manufacturer’s data book and records to make sure all the client specified requirements have been met and addressed.