Azco

Continuous Quality Improvement in all that we do…

At AZCO INC. we strive for continuous quality improvement in all that we do to be ranked as a premier heavy industrial contractor and fabricator.  Our satisfied customers are essential to our success. We will achieve total customer satisfaction by understanding our customer’s needs and then satisfying those needs through flawless execution and application of required Codes and Standards.

Quality Assurance is broader than just weld inspection – it’s a commitment to improving customer satisfaction, searching out ways to improve the construction processes, upgrading methods and materials, extending equipment life expectancy, and expanding overall safety and reliability.

AZCO has three separate Quality Programs in place:

  • ASME Section 1 Quality Program – Certificates include “A”, “S”, “PP”, “U”, “R”,
    renewed every three (3) years.
  • ASME Non-Section 1 Quality Program – Non-Boiler External Piping ASME B31.1, B31.3, B31.8, Structural Steel, etc.
  • API Quality Program – Fabrication and Installation of Pipelines and Related Facilities.

Quality Assurance

To attain true Quality Assurance, each and every step of our construction and fabrication process must be defined; there is no other option. Starting before the contract is awarded, AZCO’s Quality Department delivers to the highest possible level – every time, all the time. Their excellence is maintained through continuing education, and certification.

Affiliations

ASME (American Society of Mechanical Engineers) ASNT (American Society for Nondestructive Testing)
AWS (American Welding Society) NCPWB (National Certified Pipe Welders Bureau)
API (American Petroleum Institute) AWWA (American Water Works Association)
CII Construction Institute Index) MCAA (Mechanical Contractors National Board of Certified Pressure Vessel Inspectors)

AZCO Quality Training & Inspection

All Field Craft Employees undergo a documented, formal, quality indoctrination prior to starting work in the field.

  • Topics are specific to craft job duties
  • Examples of training include, but are not limited to – Responsibilities, Requirements, Acceptance Criteria, Documentation Requirements, Calibrating Equipment, Identification, Reporting, and Verification.
  • All Quality Inspectors at AZCO are currently qualified AWS CWIs with up-to-date visual continuity records.
  • AZCO develops detailed inspection and testing plans for both fabrication and installation projects.
  • ITPs will follow the Code of Construction requirements as well as any additional requirements listed in the contract specifications.
  • AZCO’s Quality Team has more than 180 years of combined inspection experience.

The Quality Assurance Team

Our carefully selected team of specialists understands that Quality Assurance is broader than just weld inspection – it’s a commitment to improving customer satisfaction, searching out ways to improve the construction processes, upgrading methods and materials, extending equipment life expectancy, and expanding overall safety and reliability.

The Quality Assurance team is a cohesive unit, with each individual member being responsible for, and specializing in, a distinct area of expertise. Plus, each team member brings a valuable perspective on delivering a quality product. One team member has a background in welding, another’s background is metallurgy and metrology, a third brings experience in non-destructive testing and inspection.

The Quality Assurance Team stays on the leading edge of technology by continually improving our processes and ourselves – ongoing training and certification is vital to not only our future, but the success of our customers, too.