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In-Spec Kobe is one of the leading providers of inspection services in Japan for OCTG (Oil Country Tubular Goods) and line pipe having inspected pipe for many of the major oil and gas companies in the world. Our years of experience in the areas of seamless (SMLS), Electric Resistance Welded (ERW) and Submerged Arc Welded (SAW) pipe along with our knowledge of Japan’s major pipe manufacturers’ offers our clients assurance that the pipe will be delivered fit for purpose.

From Casing, Tubing and Liners to Line Pipe and related products, In-Spec Kobe has developed Quality Inspection Procedures whereby the parameters of manufacture and inspection are scrutinised and reported to the Client, ensuring that the pipe runs first time and gives trouble free service. Our procedures are implemented to input a high level of quality control on the Manufacturer.

From periodic surveillance to full inspection, In-Spec Kobe can provide surveillance at the mill tailored to meet your requirements. With our team of expatriate personnel and local inspectors In-Spec Kobe will verify compliance to all customer and controlling specification requirements. Procedures and equipment are verified as are the manufacturing and inspection processes that are performed during the production process.

In-Spec Kobe’s Mill Surveillance ensures that the pipe or steel being produced is in compliance to the required specifications and standards. Our qualified personnel are also experienced with health, safety and environmental matters that are critical to the manufacturing process.

In-Spec Kobe can offer the following services:

- Material Receiving Inspection
- Material Traceability Verification
- Procedure and Specification Evaluation
- Production Surveillance
- Non-Destructive Testing Surveillance
- Hydrostatic Testing Surveillance
- Visual & Dimensional Inspection
- Threading & Make up Inspection
- Marking & Identification Inspection
- Laboratory Material Testing Witness
- Documentation and Certification
- Handling and Loading Supervision
- Shiploading Inspection

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