Integrate Resources to Build a First-class Strong Institute and Improve Capability to Serve Quality Safety

    Since July 2005, Guangdong Institute of Special Equipment Inspection Research has been integrated and established by the provincial and municipal special equipment inspection institutions, and approved by the Office of Guangdong Provincial Organizational Establishment Committee to add the brand of Guangdong Special Equipment Accident Investigation Center. It is a second-class public institution directly subordinating to Market Supervision Administration of Guangdong Province. There are 20 inspection institutes directly under its jurisdiction, including Foshan, Dongguan, Maoming, Huizhou, Shunde, Zhuhai, Shantou, Zhongshan, Jiangmen, Zhanjiang, Jieyang, Shaoguan, Heyuan, Meizhou, Shanwei, Yangjiang, Zhaoqing, Qingyuan, Chaozhou and Yunfu. National Elevator Quality Supervision and Inspection Center (Guangdong), National Cryogenic Vessel Quality Supervision and Inspection Center (Guangdong) and National Industrial Boiler Supervision and Inspection Center (Preparatory) have been established. Inspection research bases have been set up in Nanhai, Foshan and Daya Bay, Huizhou. Our service covers the entire territory of Guangdong, and extends to all provinces in China, Hong Kong, Macao, Taiwan, and more than ten countries, including Europe, America, Brazil, South Korea and Philippines.

    Scientifically manage to Establish System

    According to the quality guidelines of “scientific management, impartial control, civilized service, honesty and high efficiency, it has established a series of complete quality management system, and developed the Inspection Management Information System (MIS system) with independent intellectual property rights and other information platforms. The inspection and testing institution metrological accreditation certificate (CMA) and qualification examination and approval of product quality inspection institution (CAL) by the former Guangdong Provincial Bureau of Quality and Technical Supervision, and inspection body accreditation certificate and laboratory accreditation certificate by China National Accreditation Service for Conformity Assessment (CNAS) have been granted. There are 65 inspection items approved by the former National Administration of Quality Supervision and Inspection and Quarantine, ranking first among the special equipment inspection organizations in China.

    Train talent to make the team stronger

    With vigorously carrying out the strategy of “Strengthening the Institution with Talents”, it has built an echelon-type, complementary type and crossover-type talent training mode and established a high-quality talent team by sending technical staff to follow-up study in the well-known domestic research institutions and large key enterprises, and jointly holding postgraduate training courses with institutions of high education.

    There are 2339 staffs in the institute. 2275 of them have college degree or above, accounting for 97.26%, and 317 of them have master degree or above (including 11 doctors), accounting for 13.55%.

    There are 1527 people with different kinds of professional titles, accounting for 65.28% of the total number of people, among whom 15 are with chief senior professional titles, 256 are with senior professional titles, 873 are with intermediate titles, respectively accounting for 17.75% and 57.17% of the total number of people with professional titles.

    A total of 1785 people in the institution hold 6732 qualification certificates of various kinds of inspection and testing, up to 3 per capita, with one specialty and multi-abilities. 7 of them have obtained the qualification certificate of the ASME authorized inspectors, 8 are with the qualification certificate of American ASNT senior nondestructive testers, and 11 people have the qualification certificate of German TÜV intermediate nondestructive testers.

    There are four people appointed as the members of Special Equipment Safety Technical Committee of State Administration for Market Regulation, and there are 46 people listed in the provincial and municipal expert databases of safety production, evaluation of emergency plan, public emergency management and accident investigation, etc.

     Introduce equipment to make tools sharp

    In order to adapt to the development trend of high-parameter and large-scale  special equipment, the Institute has introduced a large number of high-end advanced inspection instruments and equipment, with more than 17000 sets of inspection and experimental instruments and equipment, which original value is up to 320 million. It has some internationally advanced inspection equipment such as American AIS TOFD equipment, American 64-channel acoustic emission detection system, long-distance ultrasonic guided wave detection system, German scanning electronic microscope, x-ray diffractometer, digital radiographic imaging detection system and so on. The elevator tower, up to 111 meters can meet the requirements of the world's fastest elevators test for whole machine and components. The experimental office space of the institute covers an area of 110,000 square meters.

     Seriously fulfill the work responsibility to ensure safety

    As the main force of provincial special equipment inspection work, the institute has undertaken the inspection task of 910,800 sets of special equipment in use and 18,100 kilometers of pressure pipelines in the province. Nearly one million inspection reports are issued annually, and the inspection completion rate has increased from 98.2% before the integration to 99.2%. Through inspection, a large number of accident hidden dangers were found and eliminated, which effectively guaranteed the continuous stability of special equipment safety situation in the province. By the scientific-systematic analysis of special equipment inspection information, regular risk assessment, quarterly-issued quality analysis and risk assessment report, comprehensive risk prevention measures and work recommendations, it has effectively eliminated systematic regional risks and played an important role in technical support for establishing special equipment hidden danger investigation and management system and safety prevention and control system.

     Active service to promote development

    Adhere to the needs of economic and social development and the pace of provincial construction with high quality, it serves the key projects in Guangdong Province. By coordinating the resources of the whole institute, it provides inspection and testing services for large petrochemical enterprises and electric power enterprises, and has created a domestic precedent for independently completing the overhaul and comprehensive inspection of large petrochemical enterprises by a single inspection institution. From 2005 to now, it has completed 12 million tons/ year oil refining supervision and inspection for CNOOC Huizhou Refinery Branch, 1 million tons/ year ethylene reconstruction and expansion inspection for Sinopec Maoming Petrochemical Company, the overhaul inspection for CNOOC and Shell Petrochemical company, the overhaul inspection for CNOOC Huizhou Refinery Branch, the overhaul inspection for  Sinopec Zhanjiang Dongxing Petrochemical Company, the second phase of supervision and inspection for CNOOC Huizhou Refinery Branch and 118 power station boilers throughout the Guangdong province. It has provided high-quality and efficient inspection services for key construction projects such as long pipelines, natural gas pipe networks, airports, railways, bridges and so on, promoting the coordinative development of regional economy and industrial transformation and upgrading.

    Relying on the characteristic technical advantages of the public technical service platforms, it successfully completed the elevator safety assurance work of the G20 Hangzhou Summit, Xiamen BRICS National Summit, Guangzhou Fortune Global Forum, Qingdao Shanghai Cooperation Summit and other major national event venues.

    Hard work in scientific research to improve abilities

    With vigorously carrying out the strategy of Strengthening the Institution with Science and Technology, it has established the scientific research objectives of driving inspection by scientific research and supporting scientific research by inspection, and formed the scientific research layout featuring in special equipment inspection technology research, energy-saving detection technology research, failure analysis and safety assessment research. The research on special equipment inspection technology includes large petrochemical equipment inspection, large-scale power plant boiler inspection, elevator inspection, and low-temperature container inspection. It has hosted more than 226 scientific research projects at different levels, participated in 26 scientific research projects represented by the 12th Five-Year Plan National Science and Technology Support Program and the National Major Scientific Instrument Development Project. There have been 100 research projects passing the acceptance and identification. Since 2012, it has won 43 scientific research awards at various levels, including 30 provincial awards (the ), 7 prefectural municipal awards, and 6 city-bureau-level awards. There have been 76 scientific research projects passing authentication, among which 1 are internationally leading, 11 are international advanced, 55 are domestically leading and 9 are domestically advanced. It has published 766 theses in various publications at home and abroad, including 21 theses listed in international publications. It also has complied and published 10 monographs, and obtained 41 software copyrights. Besides, it has been granted to 199 national patents, including 29 invention patents.

    Guangdong Institute of Special Equipment Inspection Research is the chairman unit of the Low-Temperature Insulated Cylinder Subcommittee of the National Cylinder Standardization Technical Commission and the member unit of the National Elevator Standardization Technical Committee. There are 12 people participated in the national standardization organizations (TC/SC/WG), of whom 6 engaged in TC. It has hosted and participated in a total of 102 standards that have been promulgated.

    Guangdong Institute of Special Equipment Inspection Research was awarded the title of “Top 100 Enterprises of Guangdong Provincial Science and Technology Service Enterprises” by the Provincial Department of Science and Technology in 2011. It has been approved by the former AQSIQ to build a base for the transformation and promotion of scientific and technological achievements of quality inspection, laying a solid foundation for building a more comprehensive incubation platform for the transformation of inspection and standardization achievement. It has transformed and successfully promoted 11 scientific and technological achievements, and 9 are planned to be transformed.  In July 2017, the National Elevator Center has successfully passed the acceptance of the Guangdong provincial key laboratory of new elevator safety technology (training base), and obtained the highest level of evaluation.

    In combination with the professional characteristics of each directly affiliated institute, it has established a number of public technical service platforms in the industrial parks, professional towns, high-tech zones and industrial clusters. Currently, there are 3 national quality inspection centers that have been approved to construct, of which two have been established and one is under construction. 14 provincial quality inspection stations have been approved to construct, of which 8 have been built and 6 are under construction. The national centers and provincial stations have covered nine cities such as Foshan, DongguanMaoming, Huizhou, Zhongshan, Jiangmen, Zhanjiang, Shanwei and Chaozhou.

    Beautify home with harmony and happiness

    With the goal of constructing a harmonious and happy SEI, it attaches great importance to the construction of special equipment inspection culture, actively cultivates and advocates the spirit of special equipment inspection and has organized a variety of cultural and sport activities. It has won the honorary titles of “Advanced Collectivity of Guangdong Province”, “Advanced Collectivity in the Quality Supervision System of Guangdong Province”, “National Youth Safety Production Demonstration Post”, “National Advanced Worker”, “Guangdong Labor Model”, “Top 10 Outstanding Young Post Experts of Guangdong Province”, “May 1st Labor Medal of Guangdong Province” and so on.

    Remain true to our original aspiration and keep our mission firmly in mind. Guided by the Xi Jinpings thought on Socialism with Chinese Characteristics in the New Era  Guangdong Institute of Special Equipment Inspection Research will conscientiously carry out the mission of special equipment inspection, firmly grasp the functional orientation of  special equipment inspection organizations, actively explore and reform, comprehensively enhance its comprehensive capabilities and build brand influence to make greater contributions to ensure the safe and high-quality development of Guangdongs economy and society, and to achieve the goal of Four in the forefront of the country.


 (Statistics as of September 2019)