Surface Condenser Inspection and Test Plan 

This article provides you with a sample surface condenser inspection and test plan. This is a draft surface condenser ITP and must be modified based on your purchase order requirements. You may also review Shell and Tube Heat exchanger ITP article for more information. There is a draft ITP that you can download and use with this ITP to generate your own surface condenser ITP.

Surface Condenser Inspection and Test Plan TaskVendorTPI InspectionClient
Surface Condenser Pre-inspection meeting, when specified by Purchaser/OwnerHHH
Surface Condenser Mill test reportsHW/RR
Surface Condenser Material identification and markingsHWR
Surface Condenser WPS/PQR, Welders qualifications (records or welder's list)HWR
Surface Condenser Non-destructive testing (RT, UT, MT, PT when applicable)HSR
Surface Condenser Execution of major repairs, when issued NCRHHR
Surface Condenser Tube to tubesheet welding, rollingHSR
Surface Condenser Visual check of shell internal and tube bundle insertionHWR
Surface Condenser Visual and dimensional inspection during fabricationHWR
Surface Condenser Reinforcing pad air-soap test, when applicableHSR
Surface Condenser Leak test for sleeve type nozzle, tube to tubesheet joint, when specifiedHSR
Surface Condenser Hydrostatic testHHR
Surface Condenser Other Job Requirement Inspection Record (if applicable)HWR
Surface Condenser Surface preparation prior to painting, coating, liningHWR
Surface Condenser Complete draining and nitrogen filling/volatile corrosion inhibitor treatment checkHWR
Surface Condenser Final visual inspection (includ Painting, coating, preservation, lining, picking, nameplate, tagging, marking, Auxiliary items like spare parts, bolts, etc.)HHR
Surface Condenser Documentation review prior to release(Final activity of Technical Inspection)HHR
Surface Condenser Pre-shipment InspectionHHR

Surface Condenser 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 required)

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

General Note for Surface Condenser ITP:

1) Surface Condenser Witness/hold point by Code Inspector, when applied by Code Stamp/Local Regulation, is to comply with its requirements and to specify in Vendor's ITP.

2) Type of Inspection by Surface Condenser Purchaser may be changed according to equipment criticality and vendor QC evaluation at job stage.

3) When requested in the requisition, detailed Surface Condenser  ITP shall be submitted by Vendor.

4) Monitoring/Observation of Surface Condenser Vendor shop daily routine works (i.e. Storage of materials & welding consumables, Adherence to approved procedures, Testing tool calibration check, Welder/NDE Operator performance & qualification, workmanship, cleanliness and etc.) shall be done by Purchaser during inspection visit.

5)Final Surface Condenser Visual Inspection/Documentation Review/Pre-Shipment Inspection may be combined within one time visit.


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