****THIS IS A NEW APPENDIX. PLEASE READ CAREFULLY.****

 

GUIDELINES FOR FABRICATOR/SUPPLIER

QUALITY CONTROL PROCEDURES

 

1.    List Sources - source must be on the approved list (IM 451 and applicable appendices).

 

2.    Responsibility & Authority - Quality Control Manager and/or responsible person

a.    Qualifications

b.    Responsibilities

 

3.    Material Identification and Handling

a.    Incoming steel identified by source and heat number

b.    Mill Test reports

c.    Identity of steel is maintained through fabrication/storage.

d.    After fabrication, length and number of pieces identified with heat number

e.    One heat number per bundle

 

4.    Welding & welding Requirements (if applicable):

a.    Weld Specification Requirements ( AWS D1.1 , D1.2 , D1.4 , D1.5 , etc...)

b.    Weld Procedure Specifications (WPS) , submittal & approval .

c.    Welder's certification / qualifications.

 

5.    Documentation/Record Keeping

a.    All projects are kept and/or assigned a file number in which all mill test reports for any steel will have a certification on file.

b.    Fabrication/shear logs are complete. Material fabricated can be traced to source, heat number, grade, etc.

c.    Certification documents contain a certification statement that all steel is melted in the USA and of domestic origin.

d.    Material Certification documents are submitted to the respective District Materials Engineer.

 

6.    Storage :

a.    Proper Storage ( Indoors / Outdoors).

b.    Off the grounds (elevated/on pallets , etc..)

c.    Stocked pile materials (steel) are bundled , properly marked & properly Identified (Source , Heat Number ,Grade , Etc...)

 

7.    Shipping & Handling

a.    All steel is marked and identified with project number and any other markings. One heat number per bundle

b.    Each shipment has an identification list showing project, size, length, grade, heat number, number and weight of pieces in the shipment, and attached mill certifications