QUALITY MANAGEMENT

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QUALITY MANAGEMENT

EKME’s commitment to quality, in all aspects of its operations, has always been one of the company’s trademarks and the main reason behind its sustained success and growth through the years.

Certifications according to ISO standards (9001/3834-2/1090-2) and ASME U, U2, S stamps cover all operations.

Responsibility for the implementation of the Quality Policy falls on all departments within the company’s organization. This approach promotes the concept of a company-wide quality culture, essential for achieving final product quality.

Project quality is controlled through a mandatory, job-specific Quality Assurance / Quality Control Plan issued by EKME’s Quality Management Department and applied to all stages of production process. Through extensive knowledge of the codes’ requirements and attention to client’s demands, all quality control activities and acceptance criteria are clearly defined and scheduled.

Depending on the needs, the QA/QC activities could also be subcontracted. Other sub-contracted activities are:

  • Radiographic Testing (x-ray, γ-ray)
  • UT T.O.F.D.
  • Laboratory Chemical Analysis
  • Disbonding Tests of Bimetallic Materials and Welds (ASTM G146)
  • Laboratory Destructive Tests (incl. Elevated Temperature Tensile Test)
  • Pitting / Crevice tests (ASTM G48)
  • Ferrite count by metallographic examination (ASTM E562)

EKME’s Quality Management Department overviews these activities, directs and controls our specialized subcontractor in the execution of the quality tests and then interprets the results. Final acceptance of the test reports falls under EKME’s responsibility.

Furthermore, the client has always the option of appointing a third party inspection agency to ensure compliance to the applicable codes and standards. EKME can easily accommodate such an arrangement by incorporating third party inspection (T.P.I.) in the QA/QC plan and providing full access to inspectors during production and testing.

EKME can perform the following QA/QC activities in-shop:

  • PWHT in furnace
  • Local PWHT
  • VT (with or without aids)
  • UT Conventional
  • UT thickness
  • UT Phased Array
  • PT conventional
  • PT fluorescent
  • MT conventional
  • MT fluorescent
  • Painting DFT measurements
  • PMI (Including Light Elements and precious metals)
  • Ferrite checking
  • Hardness test (both UCI and Rebound)
  • Radiographic Interpretation
  • Ferrycyanide Test
  • Ferroxyl Test
  • Pickling / Passivation

ASME Certification  
EKME is certified by ASME’s Joint Review Committee and holds the U, U2 and S Certification Marks

ISO 9001:2008

EN ISO 3834-2 (EN 729-2)
Quality Requirements for Fusion Welding of Metallic Materials- Comprehensive quality requirements

EN ISO 1090-2
Design, Construction and Erection of Steel Structures Class EXC2

Quality and HSE Policy

Non Destructive Testing Equipment :                                      

Equipment Manufacturer Type / Model
Hardness Tester G.E. MIC-10
UT Thickness Gage DANATRONICS EHC-09
UT Conv. & Phased Array G.E. PHAZOR XS
MT Yoke MR CHEMIE MR52
UV Lamp HELLING  
LUX Meter LX LX1330B
FILM Viewer KOWOLUX  
Densitometer NDTES DDS-2
PMI ELVATECH PROSPECTOR LE
Coating Thickness Meter KARL DEUTSCH Pocket - Leptoskop
Coating Thickness Meter ELCOMETER 456
Ferrite Meter DIVERSE MF300F+
Pressure / Temperature
Recorder

ROTOTHERM

HONEYWELL

SENTINEL

eZtrend GR

 

N.D.T. Operators’ Certifications

ASNT and/or EN/PCN Level II certifications of EKME’s personnel.

ASMT VT MT PT RT/RI UT conventional UT Phased Array