Common Quality Defects in LED Lights and How to Detect Them

LED (Light Emitting Diode) lighting technology has revolutionized the way we illuminate our homes, offices, and public spaces. With their energy efficiency, long lifespan, and environmental benefits, LED lights have become the preferred choice for both residential and commercial lighting. In 2022, the global LED lighting market reached a significant value of USD 78.24 billion. […]

The Guide to Automotive Parts Inspections

automotive parts inspection

A vehicle comprises of many components: car bodies, chassis, tires, closures, brakes, modules, among others. Given the complexity of automotive manufacturing, where elements from brakes to steering systems are pivotal to a vehicle’s function, precision is paramount. Third-party inspections of automotive parts provide an added layer of assurance, potentially shielding manufacturers and suppliers from the […]

The Industry Guide to Third Party Boiler Inspection Checklist

Boiler Inspection

Boilers are widely employed in various industries, from power generation to chemical processing and heating applications. Like many other industrial goods used in such processes, it’s important the boiler you source meets industry regulations, safety standards, and performance benchmarks. Improper boiler fabrication and assembly can not only decrease efficiency but also pose significant safety risks. […]

Understanding the Differences Between CE (Conformité Européenne) and CE (China Export)

When importing products from China, it’s crucial to be well-versed in the essential markings and symbols that guarantee safety and compliance. Among these, two that often cause confusion are the CE (Conformité Européenne) and CE (China Export) markings. While they share the same initials, these markings serve vastly different purposes and come from entirely distinct […]

Export to Uganda: Interview with Elchemy

HQTS was appointed by the Uganda National Bureau of Standards (UNBS) to provide Uganda Pre-Export Verification of Conformity (PVoC) services for exports of regulated products to Uganda. Over six months have passed since the UNBS appointed HQTS as a service agent for Uganda PVoC certification. HQTS spoke with its client, Elchemy, a leading new age […]

Third Party Pipe Inspection: The Complete Guide

pipe quality inspection

In a world where industrial processes are becoming increasingly complex, the role of pipes in transporting materials such as water, oil, gas, and chemicals cannot be overstated. Pipes are integral to modern infrastructure. Similar to many other industrial goods, sourcing pipes from overseas suppliers can pose challenges and risks, particularly concerning conformity to quality standards […]

The Guide to Third Party Welding Inspections

Welding Inspection

Industrial goods, including structural steel products, automotive parts, heavy machinery, and equipment, are all products that may be subject to welding defects. Any errors in the welding process not only cause the sourced products to fail but can also place them as safety hazards. Third party welding inspections are a cost effective solution to verify […]

How to Find a Supplier in India (Insiders Guide)

India’s rise as a manufacturing hub has created unprecedented opportunities. However, many buyers overseas find sourcing in India challenging. They particularly struggle to find legitimate suppliers and manufacturers in India, partly because the landscape is radically different from China. So how to find a supplier in India? In this guide, we’ll give you a roadmap […]

Quality Inspection for Energy Industry in Southeast Asia

With the region’s rapid economic growth, urbanization, and increasing energy demands, Southeast Asian countries have invested heavily to build their energy industry to supply not only domestic demands but also international markets. The diverse energy landscape in Southeast Asia, encompassing both traditional and renewable sources, presents requirements for quality assessment. This article will introduce some […]

Quality Inspection for Imported Footwear from Asia

It is highly likely that the label “made in Vietnam,” “China,” or “India” will be prominently displayed on a significant majority of footwear commodities across the global market. There exists an undeniable reality wherein these nations of Asia have emerged as paramount worldwide purveyors of such products. Should one be inclined towards procuring footwear articles […]