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DEVELOPMENT OF QUALITY CONTROL IN SHIPBUILDING

The Quality Control Dept consists of three sections--quality engineering, inspection and testing with a further breakdown into specialist function. As much use as possible is made of the traditional or established inspection techniques, i.e., shipwrights checks, engineering shop inspections, gagers, etc, and, by involving trades in signing simple documents. Illustrated is a flow chart of how the principle operates, the audit procedure being embodied throughout the program; in this way the Ministry assure themselves that they have a quality product--this, coupled with specified inspection assurance documents, gives the assurance aspect substance and effect. The chart shows the main functions that occur from the placing of orders to completion of system, showing the quality control function and, in order to avoid complications, it is reduced to the simplest form. The feed back from ship operation should indicate that the effort should be sustained if those ships having the quality control technique implemented are more reliable and should also denote the redirection of effort to extend into the problem areas arising in service.

  • Corporate Authors:

    North East Coast Inst of Engineers & Shipbuilders

    Bolbec Hall, Westgate Road
    Newcastle upon Tyne,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Christie, T
  • Publication Date: 1970-12

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00019428
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 19 1973 12:00AM