Operators have long recognized the value of utilizing independent third-party QA/QC services for equipment and services whose failure would cause significant downtime and cost to a drilling operation.
The foundation of any QA/QC process is to ensure that truly representative samples are collected for testing.
In order to achieve this TFS have established a set of sampling tools and procedures that are specifically designed to ensure that a representative sample is collected for each of the many different types of products. For example, our sampling tools and procedures will ensure representative samples are obtained from the center of sacks of either hard packed dense materials or free flowing powders and also ensure that representative samples are taken from viscous materials in drums where the product might have been left standing and is no longer uniform in the drum.
After sampling, TFS provide items to repair any damage done to packaging and to label the damage as being the result of QA/QC sampling.
Ideally, products sample should be taken by a trained TFS representative, however if this is not feasible TFS can supply a sampling kit along with detailed sampling procedures and videos for use by selected operator personnel.