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Third party Audit & Quality Inspection

TCR is a trusted provider for independent Third-Party Technical Inspection and quality assurance services that include Factory Audits, OEM Development, Raw Material Inspection, Initial Production Check, In-Production Check, Random Inspection and Loading Supervision directly on-site at the supplier's location in India.

TCR's ISO 17025 certified material testing laboratory delivers best-in-class services consistently to customers around the world. Their deep industry expertise ensures its performance and service quality are exemplary and they meet all requirements; compliance, regulatory or client specific. TCR helps in augmenting integrity and efficiency of equipment with safe working conditions for its employees. It’s material testing laboratory provides full chemical, mechanical, non-destructive testing, metallographic, positive material identification, corrosion testing and component testing services, including portable spectrometers, and digital photography. TCR also has access to scanning electron microscope and EDAX attachments.

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With over 33 years of experience, TCR Engineering Service has built a team that not only possess a strong engineering background but also has a track record of performing quality analysis (QA) on all engineering goods sourced from India and validate them as per ASTM, BS, GS, JS, IS and other international standards. The team offers consulting solutions based on the latest technological advances that incorporates all current national and international norms.


On successful completion of the final random inspection, a detailed inspection report is shared with the client. TCR Engineering Services Inspection Certificate is issued to the manufacturer/trader to validate the product quality and highlight the positive parameters.


TCR Engineering Services Factory Audit service verifies the capability of a manufacturer to meet the contract conditions on all parameters that include quality, quantity and delivery terms. These assessments are typically tailor-made as per the client's needs and requirements. When clients avail this service, they can rely on TCR and eliminate the need for their presence either on-site or at the manufacturer's plant or factory


TCR conducts on-site visits to the supplier/manufacturer's plant to determine and evaluate fabrication techniques, assembly procedures, quality issues and makes sure that the production process meets the client specified requirement. The Inspections can span from continuous on-site photography and logging, laboratory analysis to secure storage. Before initiating raw material inspection service, TCR obtains a detailed data sheet for the assignment. Material Inspection Services are essential to ensure that all the material supplied meets the client/project defined specifications. 


TCR inspectors can select a predetermined number of samples at the production stage from a factory, seal them, label and send them to its material testing laboratory for testing based on customer requirements. At TCR Engineering Services, the material testing laboratory provides Mechanical Testing, Chemical Analysis, Positive Material Identification (PMI), Non-Destructive Testing, Metallography, Corrosion Testing, Failure Analysis, Raw Material Inspection, Metallurgical Product evaluation, Engineering Research and Consulting services


The inspection team from TCR Engineering Services, based on the client's instructions and Purchase Order specifications can perform a visual inspection of products that are available at the start of a production cycle. The "Initial Production Check" along with a "Final Random Inspection" and other in-line production checks assists in taking corrective actions at early stages of the production cycle. The inspection team sends out intermediary reports to the client and keeps them informed about the production progress relative to the delivery terms


The inspection team performs a visual inspection and random material testing  of products during the production process. This in-production service check mitigates the failure risk at the final random inspection stage. The check can be done as an independant service or for a more stringent approach, it can be combined with with the "Initial Production Check" and/or "Random Inspection."


TCR Engineering Services inspection services team performs final random inspection that comprises of a stringent and detailed visual inspection of goods before any type of shipment. It is generally conducted on samples selected from the defined sampling procedures and on the premises of the manufacturer. The inspection criteria includes both quality and quantity, while the marking and packing are based on the client's specifications and reference samples.


To ease product delivery, the TCR Engineering inspection team offers Loading Supervision services that include "as appropriate" the checking of the container condition, identification of the loaded packing units with the previously inspected consignment, tallying of the total number of shipping packing units and sealing of the container. Loading Supervision service is offered in combination with the Final Random Inspection


Once the product is ready for shipment, TCR verifies all export logistics, including local documentation, customs, licensing and tariff requirements in the most efficient and cost-effective way to ensure on-time delivery



TCR has the capability to rapidly source, engage and deploy talented NDT manpower across Petrochemical and Power industry in India. In the last few decades, TCR has easily deployed several engineering and NDT teams at various onshore and offshore locations within the Gulf/Middle-East area including Kuwait, Bahrain, Oman and Saudi Arabia. 

TCR works with industry-specific organizations, research and development facilities, and clients to develop new inspection equipment, applications, and procedures. With its superior Project Management Solutions, TCR meets all client’s project requirements at every stage of the business process either through the lifespan of a project or at different stages, while making sure that operating costs are in-line with the budget. TCR uses the latest technologies that help minimize downtime and ensure each of its clients get the most comprehensive information possible on the state of their equipment.


Manpower Deployment and On-site Placements

TCR Engineering supports plant shutdown projects with a diverse range of NDT skill-sets for its NDT Personnel that include:

  • API 510 Pressure Vessel Inspectors

  • API 570 Piping Inspectors

  • API 653 Tank Inspectors

  • API 579 Fitness for Service

  • Metallurgists including experts in RBI (API 580/581), Failure analysis, RLA

  • ASNT Level III Experts

  • BGas Paint Inspectors

  • Mechanical Engineers

  • Civil Engineers

  • Instrumentation Design Engineers

  • Piping Engineers

  • Painting/Coating Inspection Professionals

  • Corrosion Engineers

  • IRATA (Rope Access) Technicians

  • Multi-Skilled NDT Level II Technicians (ASNT/ PCN)

  • CSWIP/AWS Certified Welding Inspectors

  • QA/QC Inspectors and Engineers / Saudi Aramco Approved inspectors

  • Chemists, Material Testing Lab Technicians

  • Heat Treatment (PWHT) Technicians

  • NACE Cathodic & Coating  Inspectors

  • NDT Level III  in multiple subjects (with Welding Inspector Qualification)

  • NDT Level II in UT with Auto UT, Phased Array and TOFD Experience

  • NDT Level II with extensive experience on pressure vessels and Multi-Skilled Usage

  • ASNT MSLT Level II with Leak Testing experience

  • ASNT Level II in Eddy Current (ET)

  • ASNT UT Level II with TKY experience

  • Plant Process Engineers

  • Project Managers

  • Construction Managers

  • Procurements Managers

  • HSE Managers /Officers

  • AutoCAD Operators/Designers

  • PDS/PDMS Designers

  • Safety Officers/Engineers

  • Process Design Engineers

  • ASNT RT Level II and RTFI

  • QA/QC Inspectors with Static and Rotating Equipment Experience

  • Electrical Inspectors

  • Ultrasonic Inspection (UT), Magnetic Particle Inspection (MPI), Radiography

  • CSWIP Plant Inspector Level I (PL 11, PL 12)

  • Positive Material Identification Operators

  • Ferrite Assessment

  • Rope Access Technicians

TCR inspectors are conversant with ASME/ANSI Codes and Standards across:

  • ASME SECTION VIII, DIV. I and II Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code, Design and Fabrication of Pressure Vessels

  • ASME/ANSI B16.5 Pipe Flanges and Flanged Fittings

  • ASME/ANSI B16.9 Butt Welded Fittings

  • ASME/ANSI B16.11 Screwed and Socket Welded Fittings

  • ASME/ANSI B31.3 Process Piping

  • AWS D1.1/D1.1M Structural Welding Code - Steel

  • AWS D10.4 Austenitic Chromium-Nickel Stainless Steel Piping and Tubing, Recommended Practices for Welding

  • AWS D10.8 Chromium-Molybdenum Steel Piping and Tubing, Recommended Practices for Welding

  • AWS D10.10 Local Heating of Welds in Piping and Tubing, Recommended Practices

  • AWS D10.11 Root pass Welding of Pipe Without Backing, Recommended Practices

  • AWS D10.12 Welding Low Carbon Steel Pipe, Recommended practices and Procedures

  • AWS D14.5 Pressure and Press Components, Specification for Welding

  • AWS QC7 Standard for AWS Certified Welders

  • AWS D1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5 Structural Welding Code-Aluminum, Sheet Steel, Reinforcing Steel, Bridge Welding Code

  • AWS D9.1 Structural Welding Code - Sheet Metal

  • AWS D10.6 Titanium Piping and Tubing, Gas Tungsten Arc, Recommended Practices for Welding

  • AWS D11.2 Welding Iron Castings, Guide

  • AWS D14.5 Pressure and Press Components, Specification for Welding

  • SSPC VOL I&II Steel Structures Painting Council Standard

Plant Shutdown Management



TCR has developed a detailed standardised inspection procedure to optimise efficiency and maximise performance in-line with client requirements.


TCR Inspection team seeks specific information from the vendor/buyer on whose behalf the inspection is to be carried out:

1. Name, Address, Telephone & Fax No of Vendor

2. Details of the materials ordered along with specification (IS/BS/ASTM etc), the quantity testing requirements and other special needs

3. Sampling plan, if any


TCR´s inspection department will then get in touch with the supplier to ascertain the availability of material for inspection. If available, an inspection is fixed within the 24 hours


TCR reviews suppliers internal records, test certificates for different identified stages in the approved quality plan or material procurement for verifying conformance of requirements of the equipment's/systems as per Purchase Orders, agreed upon technical specifications/approved drawings/data sheets, approved Quality Plan and other documents available with the contractor


Based on the agreement, TCR carries out stage-based and or final inspection on its own or in conjunction  with customer's representatives


TCR's inspectors carry out normal visual inspection (capturing detailed size measurements) and mark each and every item (or random sampling, as specified by the client) with a "unique identification number” or TCR Test Certificate Number (if material testing is ordered as well) and a TCR Stamp. Extra stamping would be done on materials randomly drawn for testing as per sampling plan of the buyer. If no specific sampling plan is given by the buyer, it is normal practice at TCR to draw a minimum of 2 samples and one additional sample for a batch of 10. This ensures uniformity in assessment for the whole lot. The TCR inspector will also mark the material from which necessary length of the sample is to be procured


If the samples are to be cut by the vendor, it must be delivered to TCR´s laboratory making sure that TCR stamp numbering & identification markings are intact on the samples


TCR will test the sample at its laboratory and carry out all tests as specified by the buyer. The testing can also be performed in stages on request of the vendor if the material fails to meet some of the requirements. The testing can be stalled in such cases when it is established that a sample has failed a certain test


All samples drawn from a particular lot must pass all the tests as specified by the buyer. If any of the samples fail, the entire lot is rejected. To gain acceptance, the vendor must agree to test each and every bar/plate of the lot with respect to the failed test. Only samples that pass the test will be cleared for dispatch


All bills for testing & inspection charges are typically raised to the vendor and the buyer may reimburse the same to the vendor for all accepted materials


All materials dispatched from the vendor to the buyer will carry the TCR stamp and Serial / TC Number, for easy verification by the inspection department of the buyer


In case of failure, the vendor is advised to offer a new lot and entire procedure is repeated again once the supplier rectifies the deviation as per the proposed corrective actions. In case of minor deviation from standard specification, the vendor may get clearance from the buyer and such clearance is to be directly communicated to TCR by the buyer. Such items can then be cleared for dispatch


The inspection report is prepared in the prescribed format along with the necessary supporting documents are issued such as Stage Inspection Reports / Test Certificates, etc. confirming the acceptance of the sample and material as per approved technical documentation and quality plans. The same is shared with the client through courier and email


An extension of your human resource team

TCR aims to become an extension of its client’s human resource department. TCR has served as valuable source for understanding client’s environment, developing and maintaining a search network  and providing resources tailored to individual requirements. In addition to its own search networks, TCR assists the hiring authority in screening all solicited and unsolicited resumes for providing a comprehensive progress report. 

TCR’s on-site inspection team and associated manpower along with its state-of-the-art equipments and tools can be commissioned to work on contract as well as for on-site assignments. Alternatively,  TCR can collaborate to  work with other 3rd Party Inspection Agency.

Industry Expertise

  • TCR has extensive experience across all major industries.  Its’ highly trained teams provide clients with deep industry knowledge, best practices and expert perspectives for problem resolutions.

  • TCR aims to assist companies with breakthrough business insights and set new standards of excellence for them in their industries. 

Competent Professionals

  • TCR’s highly trained NDE professionals go through rigorous training and are qualified to meet or exceed all industry requirements. In addition to this, TCR provides extensive in-house training and ensures that all its NDT professionals are always updated with all relevant industry codes and regulations.

  • TCR has an ongoing commitment to continually bring new inspection solutions to their clients that will help them make informed decisions and minimize costs and thereby enhance their integrity management programs.

  • TCR helps augment the integrity and efficiency of equipment and assure safe working conditions for all its employees.

Latest Inspection Solutions

  • TCR’s highly qualified teams have significant experience in various projects, both in India and the Middle East across various disciplines of NDT including Radiography, Ultrasonic, Welding, MPI, In-situ Metallography & Positive Material Identification.

  • Inspectors have worked on design, fabrication, construction, inspection and erection of Pressure Vessels, Heat Exchangers, Towers, Stacks, Tanks, Plant Pressure Piping, Offshore oil wells and several other advanced projects. 

Large pool of Talent

  • TCR offers a large, experienced and highly qualified pool of professionals that can be deployed at any location in the shortest of time frames. 

  • With over 100 professional NDT technicians, the sheer size and expertise makes TCR the obvious choice for meeting inspection requirements across all its clients

  • TCR provides best integrity management solutions across industries. TCR’s talent solution caters to both daily inspection activities as well as  large turnaround projects.

  • TCR inspectors can undertake visual inspection, ferrite assessment, PMI operations, etc and are conversant with ASME/ANSI, AWS, API, BS, ASTM and NACE Codes and Standards. Number of our inspectors are currently deployed with Saudi Aramco SAP as well:

    • ASNT Level III personnel have a minimum of 7-15 years of experience

    • ASNT Level II personnel have 5-10 years of experience

    • Senior experience team members with over 25 years of experience

    • Junior NDT inspectors have 2-5 years of experience 



If a client needs highly qualified contractors for long-term, short-term projects and T/A’s or independent contractors, TCR provides the same on per project basis at a flat fee.

  • Operating Shift: Work on a standard 8-10 hour shift

  • Billing: Rates for the assignments are quoted on a per day basis

  • Overtime Charges: Proportional to the daily manpower charges,calculated on an hourly basis

  • Invoice Schedule: Invoices are raised on a monthly basis and the payment must be made within 15 days of submission

  • Mobilisation charges: Needs to be paid in advance to mobilize resources, it will be set off against future invoices
  • T&E Expenses: Client is responsible and has to bear all the T&E charges including food, accommodation,  local travel, and round trip air ticket from Mumbai, India to the offshore location or inspection site

  • Additional Charges: Material Testing (Destructive), if required will be extra 


The client is required to provide visa and valid work permit. TCR will need a minimum notice of 3 weeks to mobilize the right inspector for the task.


All safety equipment, if required must be supplied by the client’s on-site/offshore QA department. The client is required to provide TCR inspectors with medical insurance except for eye refraction, eye glasses, dental treatment, plastic surgery, artificial limb etc. The client is not responsible for any treatment that includes chronic diseases such as Cancer, AIDS and Hepatitis or other such diseases that require long term treatment.


Contingency searches are based on 25% of the candidate's first years ‘anticipated annual salary’. However, this can vary depending on the geographical location, the industry, the specific talent that is being recruited and the number of positions being filled. Candidates in a contingency search are usually identified through an existing database or from public job boards. The search process is usually less structured than a retained search. This approach focusses less on an exact “fit” but more about short listing potentially qualified candidates for the client to make their own final assessment.


TCR provides priority handling to all client assignments. After a thorough understanding of client’s business operation and their specific needs, TCR will locate, screen, interview and select the right candidate that will be ideal for the requirements.


TCR provides solutions with dedicated efforts to address specific needs and fill a position or staff the entire project within a specific and critical time frame. For such projects, TCR charges a fee equivalent to 25% of the placed candidates first Years ‘Anticipated Annual Salary’, that includes bonuses and/or premiums. A retainer fee is charged for consulting services that are not contingent on the hiring of a candidate. One-fourth of the fee as an advance is due when the assignment begins, the second fourth is billed when TCR presents potential candidates and the remaining balance is due upon completion of the assignment.

Should a candidate placed by TCR on a retained search be terminated for cause within 6 months of placement, TCR guarantees to provide a replacement. 



TCR has over the years built significant relationships in the industry, By leveraging its years of expertise, TCR offers end-to-end sourcing solutions. It covers the entire sourcing process, right from finding right suppliers to transferring design specifications. TCR also helps in setting-up the right supply chain, control logistics and ensure that the shipment meets all export guidelines.


TCR’s strength lies in its domain expertise in the material testing services that ensures stringent quality control measures across all engagements.

Product Sourcing



TCR continuously forges strong relationships with manufacturers and traders by visiting their facilities and confirming "first hand" their capabilities. TCR has the capability to source, inspect and test ferrous and non-ferrous metals, casting & forging, sheet metal, bar, pipe, stainless steel, nuts, bolts, engineering goods, non-metallic materials such as polymer, ceramic, glass, machined parts and machine tool components from all parts of India.

TCR has a dedicated team of Engineers, Chemists, Metallurgists and Technicians to participate in the material and goods sourcing. It’s Engineers are well versed in interpreting drawings and assist in the creation of "test" samples. TCR has developed a 5-step sourcing process tailored to ensure optimum results for its clients:

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TCR seeks detailed information on the product type, drawing, material specifications, the required quantity and quality, along with target delivery date from the client

TCR goes into the marketplace and contacts metal manufacturers, traders and producers to determine their production capability, availability, quality, and unit price

TCR shares the product price quote in a FOB price format and directly negotiates with the manufacturer/trader to provide the client with a competitive bid

Once the client is satisfied with all the parameters including price and quality, TCR confirms the order with the vendor for developing an appropriate prototype as a sample for approval

Physical samples are either shipped or shown in person for approval. TCR places the order post client confirmation and verifies all payment and shipping logistics during the process




TCR Engineering provides inspection and quality assurance services to help retailers, trading partners, importers and manufacturers assess product quality and meet the regulatory requirements of their specific industry vertical. TCR’s independent third-party inspection and quality assurance services promote improved product quality and a massive reduction in customer complaints, non-compliance and product recall.

The on-site inspection team at TCR is available across all states in India at a competitive pricing model with its man-day framework.

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