QC/QA manual

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  1. mmd
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    mmd Senior Member

    Hi, folks;

    Does anybody have a QA/QC manual that was developed for small shipyard use?

    We have a pretty good system of QA/QC practices and data collection at the shipyard that I am presently employed at, but we have never formalized the data into a proper manual that covers the entire building process from design evaluation to launch & trials. I am looking for a "boilerplate" manual that I can use as an example for the compilation of our shipyard- and project-specific manual.

    Can any of you fine folk assist me?

    Thanks-in-advance.


    Michael
     
  2. jehardiman
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    Are we talking Engineering QA/QC or Fabrication QA/QC or something that covers both? There is a pretty big gap between the two. The shipyard has some guides including design practice, review, fabrication, testing, project management and QA from concept to sea trails, but those, as you may guess, are not releasable. But most of those process instructions get thier requirements from other standards.

    For a general set of requirements try MIL-STD 822d or its civilian derivatives for an overall design review/safety program.

    For a real tight set of requirements it is SYSTEM CERTIFICATION PROCEDURES AND CRITERIA MANUAL FOR DEEP SUBMERGENCE SYSTEMS, NAVSEA SS800-AG-MAN-010/P-9290. This is the gold standard for system design and QA requirements. Follow this and you will be able to determine who shot JR, but is most likely well beyond your needs.

    For structural stuff, take a look at MIL-STD 1689: PROCESS STANDARD FABRICATION, WELDING, AND INSPECTION OF SHIPS STRUCTURE. It is a set of requirements for QA/QC for metal structural fabrication irrespective of material yard/shop size. It covers it all, welding, NDT, material, record keeping, QA and design requirements, as well as workmanship, and has recently been brought into line with ABS requirements to allow for combined commerical/military yards. If we farm out work to a commerical shop, the contract usualy states "Welding, Fabrication, and Quality Assurance shall be in accordance with MIL-STD 1689"


    Just remember the differences between should/shall, can/will, may/must.
     
  3. mmd
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    mmd Senior Member

    Hi, John. Nice to hear from you, and greatly appreciated.

    We are talking fabrication QA. And I do understand that what you have may well be what I need but that you can't let me have it.

    I will check out the sources that you have suggested. Many thanks...
     
  4. jehardiman
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    Then 1689 is what you want.

    Try here http://www.everyspec.com/MIL-STD/MIL-STD (1600 - 1699)/MIL_STD_1689A_1623/
     

  5. mmd
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    mmd Senior Member

    Already been there, my friend, and downloaded the document. But thanks.
     
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