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Quality Auditing & Reporting (QAR)

System for Pressure Vessel Manufacturer

By P.N. Sunil Kumar, Specialized Inspection Consultant at Kuwait Oil Company. This article appears in the November/December 2009 issue of Inspectioneering Journal.


The market around the globe is being opened up. More and more manufacturers are entering the fray from different parts of the world. The competition is tightening at an unprecedented rate causing considerable reduction in profit margins enjoyed by the industry. This prevailing scenario around the globe makes the sustenance of a pressure vessel manufacturer in the fabrication industry a “tight rope walk”. Continuance in the same market could only be assured through best quality and best price, both with conflicting interests. In order to maintain both, the manufacturer shall have a reasonably good quality system and shall have adopted the most efficient methodologies and systems, so as to maintain best quality at the lowest possible cost.

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