Inspection of lifts & equipment and components

Assess of safety conditions associated with the installation or equipment operation, risk failure and analysis of accident caused by deficiency of design, installation and/or maintenance. ISQ expertise Based on European standards or rules of good practice for equipment. Assessment of compliance of the equipment and/or facilities with the legislation  Technical inspections: Verification and inspection of security conditions associated with equipment Functional testing Electrical testing Testing the load limiter in lifting appliances Brake testing in lifting appliances Static /dynamic testing Measurement of the dwell time of dangerous movements Simulation of failures and tests of safety devices Initial and periodical inspections Testing on reception of equipment Definition of technical solutions for safety of working equipment Other expertise Audits and expert technical services Support in the development of inspection procedures and tests Training Non-destructive control Pressure equipment  
Diagnosis of compliance with the legal requirements

Diagnosis of compliance with the legal requirements

Environmental diagnosis and health and safety in the workplace audit/diagnosis services are there to advise organizations on the compliance with the applicable law. The audit/assessment/diagnosis “portrays” the environmental and health and safety in the workplace legal status of an organization. ISQ offers a Database of Legislation - BDLeg  to help companies understand and manage the Portuguese and EU legislation applicable to their activities, in the areas of environment, quality and safety and health in the workplace and, in addition, to allow the compliance as regards requirements (point 4.3.2) of standards ISO 14001, ISO 9001 and OHSAS 18001. ISQ expertise Check on site fulfilment of legal requirements Identification of measures for improvement Definition of an action after each analysis Audit report/diagnosis  
Quality assurance and control (QA/QC)

Quality assurance and control (QA/QC)

ISQ has wide experience in the provision of services of Quality Assurance and Quality Control (QA/QC), priding itself to see his name associated with the majority of large enterprises in the national territory in the last few decades, highlighting also the participation in major international projects. ISQ expertise Development of technical specifications Elaboration and implementation of quality plans Definition of circuits of documentation, communication and records Preparation and analysis of Inspection and Testing Plans Qualification of suppliers Technical analysis of bids Quality audits Management of quality system Design review   Control of changes to the project or derogations Coordination, inspection and quality control during manufacturing and erection Reception of materials and equipment Verification of legal requirements Treatment of final quality documentation Commissioning and testing Provisional or definitive reception  
Safety assessment of structures

Safety assessment of structures

ISQ performs safety assessment studies, assessing the mechanical resistance and stability and fire safety. ISQ expertise Analysis of project documentation Visual inspection and non-destructive testing Characterisation of materials Characterization of possible damages Geometric survey Assessment of structural resistance by calculation Assessment of resistance to wind and earthquakes Assessment of resistance to fire Evaluation of dynamic behaviour Assessment of resistance to wear Load testing Recommendation of load limitations and of operation Recommendation on the nature and magnitude of repairs  
Equipment calibration for temperature and humidity

Equipment calibration for temperature and humidity

The metrology, temperature and humidity laboratory has been granted due Accreditation to perform calibrations both in its laboratory (-196 to 1500ºC) and at the customer's premises (- 30 to 1200ºC). Calibration in laboratory Direct reading thermometers with temperature sensor (-197 to 1500 °C) Thermometers immersion liquid column partial or total (-197 to 400 °C) Platinum resistance thermometers and thermocouples (-197 to 1500 °C) Temperature recorders/data loggers (-197 to 1500 °C) Thermohygrometers, hygrometers, psychrometers and air temperature sensors, relative humidity/thermohygographs (-50 to 250 °C / 5 to 95 %RH) Pyrometers optical/infrared thermometers (-30 to 1500 °C) Contact thermometers (22 to 400 °C), to -30 ºC without accreditation Calibration at the costumer Direct reading thermometers with temperature sensor (-100 to 1200 ºC) Temperature recorders/data loggers (-100 to 1200 ºC) Hygrometers and air temperature sensors (0 to 50 °C / 10 to 95% RH)  
Calibration of pressure equipment

Calibration of pressure equipment

The Laboratory of Pressure Metrology, accredited by the IPAC – the national entity member of EA (European Cooperation for Accreditation) performs calibrations both in laboratory and at the customer's premises. The accreditation covers calibrations in absolute and gauge pressure, for ranges -1 bar g to 1000 bar g and 10-7 bar a to 1000 bar a, on the following equipment: Manometers and vacuum meters according to NP EN 837 Barometers Pressure recorders Pressure and vacuum calibrators Pressure and vacuum transducers/transmitters Manometric columns and sphygmomanometers High vacuum pressure tranducers/transmitters  
Non-destructive testing - Advanced

Non-destructive testing - Advanced

When the response to needs for inspection of materials, equipment and structures does not fall in the so-called conventional non-destructive testing techniques (NDT), ISQ uses a range of Advanced NDT. Supported by its R&D department, ISQ has its own ability to develop applications of NDT techniques according to the customer needs. These advanced NDT solutions enable you to store and share data, thereby rendering the dissemination and consultation of results fully accessible to all areas involved, e.g. quality, production and maintenance. The increased sensitivity of this kind of tests and the spatial resolution make inspections more feasible and less dependent on the operator, significantly improving the probability to detect discontinuities. Test capacity Computed Radiography (CR) Phased array (PA) Automated Phased array  (PA AUT) Ultrasound by immersion (iris) Guided waves - long range UT EMAT (electromagnetic acoustic transducer) ACFM Eddy Current Testing Remote Field Eddy Current Testing  Time of Flight Diffraction (TOFD) Floor Scan Infrared Thermography Standard thermography inspections Electric equipment Thermal insulation of pipe racks and equipment’s both hot or cold Checking or detection of defects on the inner refractory of boilers, furnaces, kilns, chimney’s, etc. Detection of moister or water infiltration Insulation of builds or structures Quality control on the development of new products or manufacturing process Defect analyses inside materials, like masonry, metallic structures, wood structures, composite materials and many others Infrared thermography with micro waves excitation Can be applied for osmosis or delamination detection inside glass fibre composites of boat hulls, windmills blades.  Lock-In thermography Can be used in composite materials for detection of inner defects in the airspace and car industry. Transient thermography Can be applied for a range of situations like composite materials, works of art, among many others. Aplications Welded Construction in general, either equipment or piping Metallic Structures Construction of industrial equipment Maintenance of industrial equipment Analysis of materials Non-metallic materials (ex: composite) Read more