Quality Control

Power Piping performs all work in accordance with one of the following Quality Control Programs as applicable. We retain a full-time Quality Control Manager to administer our programs.

  • Quality Program for ASME Section I, ASME Section VIII Division I, ASME B31.1 Boiler External Piping, National Board Inspection Code NB-23 – Shop and Field Repairs
  • DOT Pipeline Hazardous Material Safety Transmission (PHMSA) Operation, Maintenance and Repair of a Gas Transmission Pipeline
  • Quality Plan for Constructions Services for all work that is not regulated by an agency

Power Piping’s Welding Program is administered by a qualified welding engineer and meets the requirements of American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), the National Board Inspection Code (NBIC), the American Petroleum Institute (API) and the American Welding Society (AWS).

  • Power Piping has more than 150 qualified welding procedures that cover the gas tungsten arc (GTAW), gas metal arc (GMAW), shielded metal arc (SMAW), submerged arc welding (SAW) and flux core arc (FCAW) welding processes.
  • Power Piping has extensive experience in welding carbon steel, low alloy steel including P-91, stainless steels, alloy 20, and nickel alloys, with thicknesses over 6” thick, and up to 96” in diameter.
Labor Management

Power Piping utilizes Building Trade Unions in the performance of all work and is signatory to the following labor agreements:

  • National Construction Agreement with the United Association
  • Pipe Fabrication Union Label Agreement with the United Association
  • National Maintenance Agreements with the Boilermakers, Carpenters, Ironworkers, Laborers, Millwrights, Operating Engineers, and Pipefitters
Pre-Construction Services

Power Piping provides clients with pre-construction services that assure projects will be delivered on time and within budget.

  • Design and layout
  • Scheduling
  • Quantity assessment
  • Budgeting
  • Evaluation of alternate construction plans
  • Risk analysis
  • Constructability reviews

Power Piping maintains a complete piping fabrication facility of approximately 23,000 Sq. Ft. located in Mt. Braddock, Pennsylvania. Contained in this facility are a variety of automatic, semi-automatic, manual welding, cutting equipment, fabrication tables, and machining equipment.

Power Piping is signatory to the National Pipe Fabrication Union Label Agreement with the United Association of Journeymen and Apprentices of the Plumbing and Pipe Fitting Industry of the United States and Canada.

Shop Particulars:

  • Our facility layout is flexible, such that we can support special client requirements associated with unique work processes, special material and contamination control requirements.
  • We are an ASME / NIBC Code Shop with “S”, “U” and “R” Code Stamps.
  • All work is performed under written QC Program.
  • We maintain a complete welding program in accordance with ASME, API and AWS Standards.
  • Non Destructive Examination is performed in our facilities – as reguired.
  • In house staff capable of performing limited NDE.
  • Shop production schedule is controlled internally by Power Piping Personnel, providing on-time fabrication completion for our clients.
  • We maintain Engineering Capability for Piping Layout.
  • Multiple shift operations are available to support client needs.
  • Modular assembly and functional testing can be performed in our facility.
Project Approach
  • Involve the project team at the proposal stage to develop the construction and safety plan.
  • Establish project controls necessary to monitor and evaluate performance.
  • Develop quality and welding plans.
  • Communicate manpower and skill requirements to the applicable unions.
  • Identify General Foremen and Foremen based on input from clients, superintendents, international union contacts and our own previous experience in the local union.
  • Clearly communicate our plan and our goals to all employees at the time of hire and hold the employees accountable.
  • Engineer all critical lifts.
  • Maximize prefabrication to reduce field man-hours.
  • Communicate to the client scope changes and important issues on a timely basis.

More than Power, More than Piping