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Reg. 4 H
Function of Evaluation Committee

(1) The Evaluation Committee shall evaluate the performance of a firm applying for recognition in accordance with the provisions of these regulations, in particular in the following areas, namely:—

(i) Quality System;

(ii) Organisation;

(iii) Review of quality system;

(iv) Documentation-
  (a) Inspection and test procedures;
(b) Records;
(c) Technical data;

(v) Inspection equipment;

(vi) Inspection of purchased material or services -
  (a) purchasing;
(b) purchasing data;
(c) receiving inspection;
(d) verification of purchased material;

(vii) In-process inspection;

(viii) Workmanship;

(ix) Corrective action;

(x) Inspection and test of completed items;

(xi) Sampling procedure;

(xii) Control of non-conforming material;

(xiii) Indication of inspection status;

(xiv) Protection and preservation of product quality;
  (a) Material handling;
(b) Storage;
(c) Delivery;

(xv) Training.
(2) For recognition as Competent Authority, the Evaluation Committee shall evaluate the performance of a firm applying for recognition as Competent Authority in accordance with the provisions of these regulations, in particular in the following areas, namely:—
  (i) the firm or company shall be a registered entity and not a sole proprietorship. For operation in India, firm or company shall be registered in India also;
(ii) the authorised signatory responsible to issue certificate to qualified welders on behalf of the Competent Authority shall be an employee of the Competent Authority and should be an engineer with five years’ experience in the field of welding having a degree/post graduate degree in Mechanical or Production or Metallurgical or Welding engineering and certificate of Level-II in Radiography Techniques;
(iii) the firm or company shall have a workshop with following facilities:
  (a) electric welding sets for conducting welding of the specimens;
(b) pre-heating facilities;
(c) platforms for welding;
(d) the following in-house testing machines:
  (i) universal testing machine;
(ii) NDT - dye penetration tests;
(iii) machines for preparation of specimens;
(iv) hardness tester (optional);

(e) radiography, micro and macro examination of samples may be outsourced to approved agencies.
Note: For operation in India, workshop with above facilities shall be available in India also;

(iv) the firm or company shall be familiar with the requirement for examination of welders under these regulations.
(v) an Inspecting Authority may also work as a Competent Authority for in-house certification of welders and for this purpose it may avail the facility of an outside agency having above facilities for testing of weld specimens for in-house certification of welders, provided it has in-employment an authorised signatory as mentioned in item (ii) above.
Note: All the existing firms or companies recognised as Competent Authority shall continue to be so recognised as such, till the validity period of the recognition.

(3) For recognition as Remnant Life Assessment Organization(RLAO), the Evaluation Committee shall evaluate the performance of a firm or company applying for recognition as RLAO in accordance with the provisions of these regulations, in particular in the following areas, namely:-
  (A) For undertaking Remnant Life Assessment (RLA) of boilers operating above 120 Kg/Cm² pressure―
  (i) knowledge on boiler design, manufacturing and field knowledge on operation and maintenance of boilers, materials, codes and standards;
(ii) expertise in failure analysis, stress analysis to evaluate pressure part component life;
(iii) expertise on metallurgy, Non Destructive Testing (NDT) and other RLA assessment techniques;
(iv) Internal Oxide Thickness(IOT) measurement and analytical capabilities;
(v) firm or company shall have,―
  (a) National Accreditation Board for Testing and Calibration Laboratories (NABL) accredited laboratory with experts in the field and necessary equipment or instruments for testing of sample tubes, deposits;
(b) Laboratory with experts for analysis of Water Wall (WW) deposits and solvent selection with a capability to issue guidelines for chemical cleaning of boilers;
(c) Non Destructive Testing (NDT) laboratory with qualified Non Destructive Testing(NDT) personnel;
(d) skilled and experienced manpower for site work to carry out RLA tests as per regulation 391A of the Indian Boiler Regulations, 1950;
(e)all measuring and testing instruments required for RLA study of boilers as stipulated in regulation 391A of the Indian Boiler Regulations, 1950; and
(f)an experience of minimum of five numbers of RLA studies under Inspecting Authorities.


(B) For undertaking Remnant Life Assessment (RLA) of boilers operating upto 120 Kg/Cm² pressure―
  (i) knowledge on boiler design, manufacturing and field knowledge on operation and maintenance of boilers, materials, codes and standards;
(ii) knowledge in failure analysis, stress analysis to evaluate pressure part component life;
(iii) knowledge on metallurgy, Non Destructive Testing(NDT) and other RLA assessment techniques;
(iv) Internal Oxide Thickness(IOT) measurement and analytical capabilities;
(v) firm or company shall have―
  (a) National Accreditation Board for Testing and Calibration Laboratories (NABL) accredited laboratory with experts in the field and necessary equipment or instruments for testing of sample tubes, deposits(It may also be outsourced);
(b)Laboratory with experts for analysis of water wall (WW) deposits and solvent selection with a capability to issue guidelines for chemical cleaning of boilers(It may also be outsourced);
(c)Non Destructive Testing (NDT) laboratory with qualified NDT personnel;
(d) skilled and experienced manpower for site work to carry out RLA tests as per regulation 391 A of the Indian Boiler Regulations, 1950;
(e)all measuring and testing instruments required for RLA study of boilers as stipulated in regulation 391A of the Indian Boiler Regulations, 1950; and
(f)experience of minimum of five numbers of RLA studies under Inspecting Authorities.”.



 
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