Quality Management System

Sharpe Engineering is systems driven and quality focused. Our Quality Policy, signed off by our CEO, states the following:

“We are committed to providing first class quality products and services that meet or exceed customer expectations using an effective management system, operational controls, continual improvements and active employee involvement.”

Our Quality Management System (QMS) is third party certified to the oil and gas industry’s highest level of quality accreditation worldwide, API Spec-Q1 (9th Edition) and ISO 9001:2015.

Sharpe believes that it is imperative to implement and maintain a QMS. It provides a framework to ensure continued success and improvement of Sharpe into the future. Sharpe’s QMS provides a framework for all operational policies, procedures and operational requirements related to the day to day running of the business.

Our QMS is designed to provide consistent products and services that meet customer requirements and conform to API Spec Q1 9th edition technical Specifications API Spec 7-1, API Spec 5-CT and API 6A.  The quality system manual also addresses customer satisfaction including processes for continual improvement.

Sharpe’s Quality Management Team employs a mandatory process that reviews, evaluates, plans and continually improves our operations ensuring that all team members operate with integrity and in accordance with the QMS.

Our QMS ensures product and service excellence thus ensuring our aim that our client’s are never disappointed. Running under our QMS ensures our products:

  • Comply with customer specifications 
  • Meet relevant API standards and parameters
  • Meet the requirements of the customer

All workshop manufacture, repair and servicing works are undertaken with an approved documented “traveller” job file. Each job is assigned a designated serial number detailing full material traceability and inspection.

The end of job reporting is collaborated by our production team. This Manufacturer’s Data Report (MDR) details every aspect of product or service delivered with all quality documentation fully traceable for future years via our Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system. Delivery documentation varies job-to-job, typical documentation includes:

  • Material data from the mill, heat certs, testing reports etc.
  • Third party reports including NDT/NDE Reports or any applicable engineering certificates
  • Hydrostatic testing reports
  • List of any replaced parts with OEM manual as appropriate

With our quality certificates in place – all projects and staff at Sharpe are systems driven and procedure focused. Sharpe have invested heavily in a suitable ERP system and adopted an all-encompassing system in 2008. The ERP manage enquiries, purchasing, call management (internal & external), production, accounts, invoicing, payroll and has a scheduling feature to automatically schedule and track customer jobs in real time. Recording of this data enables us to monitor and improve on our “delivered in full on time” track record. Sharpe’s ERP system is continually monitored by our QA Manager as part of our QMS (Quality Management System).

All Sharpe and third party proprietary gauges are stored in a temperature-controlled room. Gauges are managed, calibrated and inspected by our Quality team.

As some gauges are licensed property of patented threads and hold confidential IP (Intellectual Property) the lab is secure at all times. We hold a growing list of premium license connections for drill pipe and casing.

The following equipment is securely stored in the lab:

  • Mic-Trac MT3000 and calibration program used to calibrate measuring equipment
  • Certified API Specification 5B and 7-2 ring and plug gauges. Sizes ranging from 2-3/8′′-9-5/8′′ for rotary shoulder connections, casing, tubing and line pipe
  • External taper gauges
  • External micrometers. Sizes ranging from 0′′- 42′′
  • Twin Screw Digital Calibration Unit 12.5psi to 40,000psi

  • Micrometers –   outside from 1” to 48” and Inside from 1-1/2 to 48”828489

  • Full compliment of Gagemaker Taper, MRP, lead, thread Height, profile gauges


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