INTRODUCTION

Mill surveillance assures pipe or steel purchasers that the material they require will be available for their projects and in compliance with the required specification, code or standard. Coating-surveillance services provide an assurance that coating systems are being applied in compliance with the required specification, code or standard.

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 not only cover line-pipe and steel production but also oil country tubular goods (OCTG), including drill pipe and specialist casings.
 
Clients may select the level of mill surveillance that suits their requirements, from a full-inspection team to ad-hoc surveillance. The inspection team may be made up of expatriate personnel, local personnel or a combination of the two to suit the specific project requirements. It may include inspection supervisors, hydro-test inspectors, final bench inspectors, load-out inspectors, coating inspectors, etc.
 
This Applus+ service line involves surveillance during steel manufacture, pipe production and pipe coating. During the monitoring of production, Applus+ personnel can either use their own tracking and reporting documentation or the mill’s own internal system. Surveillance includes the tracking of defect rates and the actions taken in the case of rejected items.
 
Applus+ is 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 butumastic hot coating.
 
We also have extensive experience in the surveillance and inspection of 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 strategically located near all the major mill facilities across the globe.
 
Our in-house online management system, AMIS, provides a secure portal enabling clients to track and monitor the progress, budget and planning of all their mill-inspection assignments anywhere in the world in real time.