Recently I have had a few assignments for jobs around Scandinavia, and I keep turning up to the worksites to find the fabricators don't have proper planning in place, weld maps & logs (of course incomplete) have not been established atall prior to fabrication start...
These fabrications are all high integrity subsea structures, in some cases just temporary installation aids, but when working to Norsok M-101 which states the fabricator must be certified to ISO 3834-2 'comprehensive quality requirements' and the contract requires the weld maps/logs as part of the MRB.
I find myself going into the workshops and finding welders running around, welding away, but when asked what WPS they're working to, they have no idea, when mentioning this to the RWC or even their internal inspectors, they just stare blankly! Making it pretty obvious that the maps & logs are a made up record after manufacture rather than a tool to maintain the traceability through fabrication....
In my experience, these type of jobs are always planned, ok in practise the weld maps / logs may not be complete in the early stages, but the RWC would have control and welders would be working on the parts which have their WPS assigned etc... am I being too picky?
Any other RWC or inspectors on here that have experienced the same?