#5 October 2011

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Moody International, celebrating its 100th anniversary in 2011, was recently acquired by Intertek. With this acquisition, Intertek is now established as the third-largest Testing, Inspection, and Certification company in the world in terms of annual revenue, with 30,000 team members in over 1000 offices and labs located in more than 100 countries worldwide.

I ntertek Moody, part of the Intertek Group, is dedicated to reducing clients risks by providing technical inspection services, technical staffing services, consulting and training, and management system certification. We provide our technical and safety services to the Oil & Gas, Power, Mining, Construction, Engineering, Chemical, and other heavy industries, and our management system certification to all industry sectors.

Modern businesses, under globalization of the economy, development of multilateral relationships between countries and the enterprises and appearance of new technologies, are encouraged to adequately respond to the challenges of time. Reliability, safety and quality are the critical factors for successful activity of any enterprise or company. Qualitative products can be received only under strict quality control and supervision at each stage of the production process.

Todays major engineering and construction projects are increasingly more complex and demanding, sourcing materials from numerous locations around the world, and from an increasing number of manufacturers. By having the right professional resource on the ground at the right time, Intertek Moody supports its clients to ensure quality requirements and on-time delivery are met.

Intertek Moody is unique in its ability to quickly provide trained and qualified technical specialists globally to verify both product and process quality. Whether the activity is at a manufacturers facility, on-site during construction and assembly or whilst in-service whether an individual assignment, residential assignment, multiple services assignment delivery or a complete project managed services provision, Intertek Moody is positioned and structured to deliver the highest quality of technical service and ensure that client requirements are met.

The companys technical knowledge of equipment focuses on all aspects of industrial equipment; construction materials, fabricated structures, tanks and static pressure equipment, pipeline and piping systems, process rotating machinery, drilling and production equipment, electrical equipment, instrumentation and control systems.

Process expertise of welding and fabrication, non destructive examination (NDE), painting and coatings remains core to Intertek Moodys business and is complemented by sector specific competencies in oil well drilling, control and work over equipment, line pipe and pipeline applications. Intertek Moody understands manufacturing processes and can assess capabilities of suppliers or contractors to deliver conforming products.

Performance of works is carried out in accordance with an inspection plan that is controlled and approved by the customer. Under a standard method, control points are classified as follows:
  • Hold Point - further production is impossible without acceptance by the inspector of the previous stage of production
  • Witness - obligatory presence and supervision of the inspector
  • Inspection - the inspector is informed about the time and place of the conduct of control with no stop in production - under the absence of the inspector in the appointed time
  • Monitoring - periodical control on a selective basis
Typical inspection activities can include, but are not limited to:

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