INTRODUCTION

Steel mill and pipe mill surveillance assures purchasers of pipe and steel that the material for their projects comply with the required specification, code or standard. Third-party inspection with vendors also include steel-coating surveillance services.

THE Applus+ SOLUTION
Applus+ personnel across the globe maintain extensive knowledge of seamless and welded manufacturing processes through our membership of societies such as API. Our services cover line-pipe and steel production and also oil country tubular goods (OCTG), including drill pipe and specialist casings.
 
Clients can select the level of mill surveillance for their requirements, from a full-inspection team to ad-hoc steel mill surveillance. The steel and pipe mill inspection team can be either globally experienced or well-trained local personnel chosen for the specific project requirements. With a wide range of steel mill surveillance expertise, our inspectors may include inspection supervisors, hydro-test inspectors, final bench inspectors, load-out inspectors and coating inspectors.
 
The steel and pipe mill vender surveillance services at Applus+ can be delivered during steel manufacture, pipe production and pipe coating. During production monitoring, Applus+ personnel can either deploy our own tracking and reporting documentation or run the mill’s own internal system. Our vendor surveillance services at steel and pipe mills include defect-rate tracking and managing rejected items.
 
The teams at Applus+ are highly experienced in the application and inspection of a range of industry coatings and paint systems, including epoxy coatings and weight coatings such as concrete, tape coating and bitumastic hot coating. Our steel mill inspection services bring extensive experience in surveying and inspecting coils, billets, slabs and plate-manufacturing processes.
 
Applus+ has a full range of assessed and approved plate-mill, pipe-mill, bend-shop and coating-mill resources, closely located to the major mill facilities across the globe. With our in-house online management system, AMIS, the steel and pipe mill services at Applus+ also offers a secure portal to track and monitor a project’s progress, which includes budgeting and planning for all of the client’s mill inspection assignments in real time, anywhere in the world.
KEY CUSTOMER BENEFITS
The mill surveillance services at Applus+ reassure our clients that their pipe and steel are being manufactured to the required specification, without defects. Our services ensure conformity to regulations issued by local and international bodies and work effectively with production delivery.
 
Our clients benefit from regular progress updates on pipe-production, up-to-the-minute delivery estimates and milestone-completion information to support their project’s plans.

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