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In every market we serve, we use technology and knowledge to inspect and verify that assets are as they should be for the required stage of their development. Whether your project is a newbuild, major modification or conversion, our international network of third party inspectors can help you maintain safety, reliability and integrity in compliance with the applicable codes, standards and technical project requirements.

Regardless of the lifecycle stage of the project – from procurement through operation – our independent reporting confirms the information you need to know so the appropriate decisions can be made.

View our Technical Inspection services factsheet.

Remote Inspection

Remote Inspection

Supporting Virtual and Mobile Inspections

Our global team of inspectors and auditors delivers remote inspections designed to provide you with the same level of technical expertise and real-time insight as onsite service. We apply remote visual inspection tools to look at objects and materials at a distance to support your mechanical integrity or asset management program. Learn more about our remote inspection capabilities available anytime, anywhere.

Solutions That Confirm Specifications, Requirements

Source Inspections and Expediting

Our Source Inspection services and expediting at supplier and vendor sites for manufacturers, owners and other stakeholders verify that the equipment or goods are manufactured in accordance with the client specifications and other applicable quality system requirements as specified.

Source inspection and periodic status reports are tailored to meet specific client needs and may include the following:

  • Product certification
  • Review of material test reports
  • Witnessing mechanical tests, factory acceptance tests, and hydrostatic and performance tests
  • Witnessing welders' performance qualifications
  • Witnessing nondestructive examination (NDE) and performing visual examinations
  • Review of weld procedure specifications and procedure qualifications
  • Examination of edge preparation, fit-up and dimensional attributes
  • Coatings inspections
  • Verification of quantities shipped, including proper packing and identification marking
  • Report of activity and release notes as requested

Global ASME Accreditation Services for Critical Pressure Equipment

Mechanical Integrity Infographic - 5 Steps to Certify Pressure Equipment

We are a globally accredited Authorized Inspection Agency providing pressure equipment certification services to help companies confirm that the fabrication and certification for new construction, as well as in-service inspections of pressure retaining assets at operating plants and facilities, comply with the ASME and National Board Inspection Codes. Our independent team of National Board Commissioned Inspectors is highly qualified to objectively evaluate and inspect your pressure equipment to verify compliance with the applicable ASME Code Requirements.

ASME accreditation services include: 

  • Review of design specifications, procedures and qualifications
  • Development of Quality Control Manuals
  • Verification of welding procedures in accordance with applicable codes and standards
  • Witness services for Nondestructive Testing (NDT) and visual examinations
  • Review of material test reports
  • Auditing services of manufacturing and fabrication vendor sites to verify that equipment/products
    are manufactured as specified
  • Coating Inspection
  • Training and Compliance Management

ABS Group is a member of the Pressure Vessel Manufacturers Association and a voting member of the ASME/API joint committee on fitness for service (API 579-1/ASME FFS-1).

View our Pressure Equipment Certification services factsheet.

Engineering Review and Third Party Inspection

As an independent third party, we provide engineering review and verification at all project phases, from conceptual design to decommissioning. Our trusted technical advisors act on behalf of our clients to review and confirm that all engineering activities are carried out in accordance with the specified parameters and requirements.

Through this review process, we adopt a logical and value-added approach using good engineering practices applied to codes and standards to assess our clients' designs and documentation. Our final deliverable to the client is an independent and unbiased Statement-of-Fact reporting document.

Services provided to a cross section of industries include the following:

  • Analyses to verify design integrity of associated systems and equipment for compliance with applicable design codes and standards, project specifications and underlying safety issues
  • Criticality assessments to determine objectively where to focus verification activities
  • Reviews and calculations to address design adequacy for materials, structural strength, piping, instrumentation, fluid flow hydraulics, flare gas dispersion and heat radiation
  • Specialty services including building design, structural design/analyses services and vibration assessment and mitigation

In-service Inspection Plans

With extensive experience in the development, implementation and management of in-service inspections, we recognize the need to be innovative and deliver cost-effective solutions for an asset's lifecycle. Our in-service inspection plans take into account the design criteria, operational cost and risks and applicable industry standards and requirements for high-performance industrial assets. Learn more about our In-service Inspection Management services.

Related Services

Mechanical Integrity

Our MI experts perform equipment inspections and nondestructive testing services for fixed equipment such as pressure vessels, atmospheric storage tanks and piping.

Equipment Certification

We can handle your equipment certification needs for maintaining the appropriate levels of reliability, functionality and safety for systems, equipment, software, structures and procedures.


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