Limited Australian-based capacity for manufacturing high-pressure high-temperature equipment such as that required in thermal power stations and processing plants often forces the owners and operators of those plants to turn to overseas manufacturers.
A potential low-cost option especially from Asian-based suppliers overseas manufacturing comes with challenges. Such challenges can include:
HRL provides a comprehensive range of independent, specialist services that address the specific challenges Australian-based companies face when purchasing high-pressure high-temperature equipment from off-shore suppliers. The HRL team that provides the services includes professionals with comprehensive expertise in quality assurance and control, project management, mechanical engineering, metallurgy, materials and chemical engineering.
By using the experienced independent services offered by HRL, companies can manage and control the quality of the plant they purchase. Control commences with verifying plant design, and continues through the procurement chain to ensure what is specified is delivered in compliance with Australian Standards and other statutory and regulatory requirements.
The comprehensive range of independent specialist services HRL provides includes:
Reviewing of quality assurance documentation, such as: Quality plans, inspection and test plans, manufacturing data reports, etc.
Assessment of potential plant suppliers including: Quality management systems, capacity and workload, resources and capabilities, document control, materials traceability, control of non-conforming products, etc.
Providing independent expert inspections at each critical stage including:
Independent monitoring and supervision to ensure contract requirements are met including specified quality and schedule. Specific services include:
By engaging HRL to support the fabrication of plant off-shore, clients enjoy peace of mind. They know the equipment they receive will represent cost-effective procurement, at the required quality, and be delivered on schedule.
HRL engineers support clients through their involvement in verifying plant design, identifying local materials that meet Australian specifications, determining inspections and test requirements, verifying materials and non-destructive testing, factory acceptance testing and progress reporting.
More than 35 years' experience in all aspects of power stations worldwide, from original manufacture through to statutory inspections. Specialising in material selection, risk based inspection regimes, and flaw detection. Read more