Expansion Joint Inspection and Test Plan

This article provides you with a template for a expansion joint inspection and test plan. This is a draft expansion joint ITP and you need to make required modification to meet your purchase order specification.

Expansion Joint Inspection and Test Plan TaskVendorTPI InspectionClient
Pre-inspection meeting, when specified by PurchaserHHR
Mill test reports including impact test and non-destructive test, when specifiedHW/RR
Material identification and markingsHWR
WPS/PQR, Welders qualifications (records or welder's list)HWR
Weld preparation and fit-up, back chip inspectionHSR
Execution of major repairs, when issued NCRHHR
Alloy verification, when specifiedHSR
Ferrite check for weld, when specifiedHSR
Non-destructive testing (RT, UT, MT, PT when applicable)HWR
Review of radiographs, if applicableHWR
Hardness measurements in final condition, when specifiedHWR
Visual and dimensional inspection during fabricationHSR
Hydrostatic testHHR
Functional TestHHR
Other Job Requirement Inspection Record (when specified)HRR
Surface preparation prior to painting, coating, liningHWR
Final visual inspection (including Painting (color & thickness), coating, preservation, lining, picking, nameplate, tagging, marking, and Aux items like spare parts, bolts, etc.)HHR
Documentation review prior to release at local shop(Final activity of Technical Inspection)HHR
Pre-shipment InspectionHHR

Expansion Joint Inspection and Test Plan Points

H: Hold Point implies that relevant production activities shall not proceed until the continuation of work is permitted by Purchaser. (Notification req'd)

W: Witness point implies that Purchaser intends to witness the designated inspection feature. If Purchaser decides not to witness the relevant feature, production can proceed without permission of Purchaser. (Notification req'd)

S: Witness, but spot check basis. Initial operation will be witness point and subsequent operation will be witnessed at discretion of Purchaser considering the results of previous inspection. (Random Inspection : Notification not req'd)

R: Review inspection & test records (Notification not req'd)

As stated in above, this is a draft ITP and you need to add some more information on this ITP. You need to add your construction code, acceptance criteria and required verifying document.

It is necessary you add three more columns for these items and fill out information for each row in above ITP.


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