3rd Party QA/QC

FST provides independent inspections for components at the source, on-site during receiving, throughout prefabrication and field installation and during any remediation processes. Our QA/QC services are an essential element that helps to ensure a build clean project with cGMP installation methods in place.

The FST Quality Assurance team is well versed in verifying field fabrication/installation procedures and certifying the safety, purity and integrity of installed systems. We ensure that internal specifications are met and that current compliance standards and regulations are upheld. Our oversight includes materials for both metallic and non-metallic materials for fittings, regulators, tubing, valves and other components.

FST maintains it’s technical expertise by placing a strong emphasis on continuing education and training- begetting us many of the highest trained, best-qualified professionals in our industry. Our weld inspectors are qualified to the recommendations of ASNT-TC-1A-Visual Weld Testing, all the way up to AWS-CWI (Certified Weld Inspector). Our inspectors are certified by a third-party, Level III in both SNT-TC-1A Visual Inspection and Leak Testing. Our internal QA training programs meet and exceed multiple industries’ standards for qualification and certifications.

QA/QC services include (click on a heading for more details):


  • Vendor audits
  • Specification review
  • Installation drawing review
  • Materials of Construction
  • Installing Contractor assessments
  • Installation Procedures & Protocol
  • cGMP Compliance Program review
  • Work Scope & Task Definitions
  • Visual Acceptance Standards
    • Materials Weld Library
    • Materials Acceptance
  • Testing Procedures & Methodology
  • Testing Criteria/Acceptance

Project Management

  • Strategic Planning & Execution
    • High Return QA/QC Activities
    • Risk Assessment
    • Execution Best Practices
  • Manpower & Equipment Utilization
  • Schedule & Contingency Planning
  • Budget & Cost Control
  • Safety Execution & Performance
  • Materials Management


  • Supplier Material & Component Assessments
    • Supplier Audits
    • Source Inspections
    • Pedestal Inspections
  • On-site Material & Component Receiving Assessments
    • Prefab Inspection & Verification
    • Cleanroom Certification
  • Welding/Systems Qualification
    • Welder Qualification
    • Remediation Oversight
  • Field Installation Inspection
    • Welding/Systems Qualification
    • Borescope Inspection
    • Slope Verification
    • Critical Systems Validation
    • Non-destructive Examination (NDE)
    • Remediation Oversight
  • Installation Value Assessments


  • UHP Installation Procedures & Protocol
    • Installation Contractor Personnel
    • Owner Personnel
    • Sustaining Operations Personnel
  • cGMP Compliance Program
    • Installation Contractor Personnel
    • Owner Personnel
    • Sustaining Operations Personnel


  • Acceptance Testing
    • Installed Process Gas & Chemical Systems
  • Pressure Decay
  • Helium Leak
  • Trace Gases
  • Particles
  • THC Analysis
    • Installed Process Water Systems
  • TOC Analysis
  • Resistivity
  • Particles
  • Non-Process Systems
  • Certification Testing
    • Low ppb/ppt Certification of Process Bulk Gases
    • Gas Chromatography
    • RGD, FID, DID Analysis
  • ​Lab Analysis Interpretation
  • Testing Value Assessments
  • Troubleshooting Failed Systems

Document Control

  • Welder Qualification Reports
  • Cleanroom & Operations Certification
  • Weld Procedure Qualification Reports & Logs
  • Inspection Reports & Logs
  • Testing Reports & Logs
  • Verification Logs & Reports
  • ISO Drawings & Weld Map Packages
  • cGMP Documentation, Logs, Reports
  • Cleaning/Passivation Documentation
  • Turnover Package
  • Electronic Information Collection, Analysis, and Dissemination


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