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4. What is the performance date for a program to be fully implemented? 5. Is there a cost benefit of acoustic emission testing? 6. What are the available resources in personnel and money? Once these questions are answered, then a recommendation can be made to determine the type of inspection agency. Three primary types of agencies responsible for inspection are (1) service companies, (2) consultants and (3) in-house programs. Although these are the main agency types, some programs may, routinely or as needed, require support personnel from a combination of two or more of these sources. Before a final decision is made, advantages and disadvantages of each agency type must be considered. Therefore the following details must be considered. Service Companies 1. Who will identify the components within the facility to be examined? 2. Will the contract be for time and materials or have a specific scope of work? 3. If a time and materials contract is awarded, who will monitor the time and materials charged? 4. If a scope of work is required, who is technically qualified to develop and approve it? 5. What products or documents (test reports, trending, recommendations, root cause analysis and others) will be provided once the tests are completed? 6. Who will evaluate and accept the product (test reports, trending, recommendations, root cause analysis and others) within the service company? 7. Do the service company workers possess qualifications and certifications required by contract and by applicable regulations? 8. Do the service company workers require site specific training (confined space entry, electrical safety, hazardous materials and others) or clearance to enter and work in the facility? 9. Does the service company retain any liability for test results? Consultants 1. Will the contract be for time and materials or have a specific scope of work? 2. If a scope of work is required, who is technically qualified to develop and approve it? 3. Who will identify the required qualifications of the consultant? 4. Is the purpose of the consultant to develop or update a program or is it to oversee and evaluate the performance of an existing program? 5. Will the consultant have oversight responsibility for tests performed? 6. What products (trending, recommendations, root cause analysis and others) are provided once the tests are completed? 7. Who will evaluate the consultant’s performance (test reports, trending, recommendations, root cause analysis and other functions) within the sponsoring company? 8. Does the consultant possess qualifications and certifications required by contract and by applicable regulations? 9. Does the consultant require site specific training (confined space entry, electrical safety, hazardous materials and others) or clearance to enter and work in the facility?
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  • Fall '19
  • Nondestructive testing, Acoustic Emission

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