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Fabricated Equipment Inspections for the Engineer

William N. Weaver, P.E. and John C. Huang, Ph.D., P.E.

Course Outline

Fabricated equipment is a common response to an engineer’s specification. That equipment needs to meet the requirements of the specification. Development of inspection and testing details aids in developing proper specifications. Determining what tolerances are to be used by the fabricator and how these tolerances will be monitored during fabrication are critical to receiving properly built equipment.

The correction of errors detected during inspections is critical and can destroy the project timeline if not caught early in fabrication and at the proper location to optimize corrections. Creating the proper records of inspections and ensuring the fabricator completes the required corrections is as important as developing the original specification.

This course includes a multiple-choice quiz at the end, which is designed to enhance the understanding of the course materials.

Learning Objective

At the conclusion of this course, the students will:

Intended Audience

The intended audience is engineers who write specifications, engineers responsible for having fabricated equipment inspected and engineering managers.

Benefits to Attendee

On completion the student will have improved his / her understanding of the need and benefits of inspecting fabricated equipment, have a better understanding of the sources of equipment and how to ensure equipment defects are corrected at minimal costs.

Course Introduction

This course offers insights into the fabrication process for equipment along with the need to develop proper specifications. Correction of errors in the specification and fabrication process can cost money and time and both can be reduced by proper inspection techniques. Development of inspection records is critical to ensuring that the fabricator completes the equipment in a proper manner.

Course Content

The course content is in the following PDF files:

Fabricated Equipment Inspections for the Engineer

You need to open or download above documents to study this course.

Course Summary

The intent of this material is to make the engineer more aware of his options in fabrication and how to maximize the benefits offered by equipment fabrication. Every fabrication has some potential for errors, the capturing and correction of those errors before they become serious and expensive to correct is the goal of preparing a proper specification and following through with a proper inspection. This course offers the engineer insights into all of the options.


Once you finish studying the above course content, you need to take a quiz to obtain the PDH credits.

DISCLAIMER: The materials contained in the online course are not intended as a representation or warranty on the part of PDH Center or any other person/organization named herein. The materials are for general information only. They are not a substitute for competent professional advice. Application of this information to a specific project should be reviewed by a registered architect and/or professional engineer/surveyor. Anyone making use of the information set forth herein does so at their own risk and assumes any and all resulting liability arising therefrom.