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List of equipment that require inspection prior to shipment?

asked Jul 30, 2014 in Mechanical by cchang219 (2,310 points)
Anyone has a recommended list of all equipment that require inspection prior to shipment?

3 Answers

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answered Jul 30, 2014 by sicalamanto (1,560 points)

Here is a list of equipment that I think should be inspected at different stages prior to shipment:

  • Agitators and Mixers
  • Burners of all types
  • Contrifuges
  • Circuit Breakers
  • Compressors of all types
  • Control Panels
  • Cranes and Lifting Equipment
  • Cyclones
  • Dryers
  • Engines - Diesel and Gas
  • Fans - Force and Induced Draft Axial Flow
  • Filters and Strainers
  • Fired Heaters
  • Flares
  • Generators
  • Heat Exchanger of all types
  • Marine and Offshore Equipment - Hoses, Hawsers, Moorings and Chains
  • Motors of all types and Controls
  • Pipe, Fittings, Flanges
  • Pressure Vessels of all types
  • Pumps of all types
  • Skid Units
  • Solid and Material Handling Equipment
  • Switchgears
  • Tanks and Spheres
  • Towers
  • Transfomers
  • Turbines - Steam and Gas
  • Valves of all types

I'm sure there are many other miscellaneous items that need inspection prior to shipment as well.

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answered Jul 30, 2014 by belmoreno (2,190 points)

Yes, there are other equipment and materials that need inspection such as:

  • Specialty Bolts and Nuts
  • Castings for high temperature and pressure services
  • Forged Machined items for high temperature and pressure services
  • Gears
  • Gaskets
  • Expansion Joints
  • Instrumentations - Analyzers, Flowmeters, Gauges, Thermowells, Transmitters, etc.
  • Insulations
  • Linings, Refractory Materials, Fireproofing,. Cladding and Weld Overlays, Protective Coatings, etc.
  • Lube Systems
  • Structural items
  • Variable Frequency Drives
  • Vehicles
  • Cables and Wires


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answered Jul 30, 2014 by lulopez (2,220 points)
Special materials themselves also need multiple inspections by authorized inspectors before they can be shipped to the fabricators.

The Positive Material Identification (PMI) tests also need audit and review prior to be certified.