What is Third Party  Inspections & Who is Third Party ?

By the term TPI some are well familiar with it, while others may still have a few questions in mind what is TPI and who is Third Party ? This post offers a closer look at what third party inspections involve and what companies may gain from them when there is always a Purchaser and a Supplier  in our Global Market as First Party and Second Party based , who can engage an qualified Third Party to come in between and perform the TPI Services or Consultancy Services or Audit Services based on any project requirements  .

A Third Party comes in between the Purchaser & Supplier to ensure the Services required by the First and Second parties are met and in Order with Terms of References.It can be only an Survey or an Consultancy or an Audits or an Inspection Performed for Quality . Inspections performed for Quality and Standards is where the Term used as TPI but more or less an Consultancy Company or an Audit Company can perform the same but the word Inspection is not used normally and will be mentioned as Consultancy Services or Audit Services  . But In all cases Competency of the Person comes as First Priority and along with the TPI company past Project Records and Experience in the same jobs .


There are three common types of inspections out there. First party inspections are performed by the manufacturers themselves on their own and Second party inspections are performed by the buyer or the buyers’ in-house quality team and in these both cases engaging a third party from outside is not required as decided by the First Party or Second Party .

Third Party Inspections are made by an independent company usually hired by the buyer or can be the supplier who can decide to be the First Party or Second Party to ensure or ensuring the end user that all the products or services delivered  are in Order or as per Terms of References  or are up to the needed quality standards and the manufacturing process itself meets the international standards in term of Quality Management Systems (ISO 9001:2015 ) and Environmental Management Systems ( ISO 14000 ) and OSHAS 18001 based on the ITP and QAPs ( Inspection Test Plans and Quality Assurance Plans ) .


One of the main benefits of Third Party Inspections, as opposed to those performed by either the manufacturer or the buyer, is that the inspectors performing TPIs are unbiased by either side and can thus deliver a verdict that is fair without compromising the interests of either party – while, of course, looking out for the client and the requirements put forward. In simple words, their decision will only be influenced by hard facts and both participants of the manufacturing process will be able to get a clear picture of where they stand in the current project.

Qualified Companies & Competent Persons &

Qualification Required to be an TPI Inspector or an Consultant Engineer

Third Party Inspections are typically performed by Government Licensed and Approved companies  , subjected prior proven to the Government Sectors to Achieve and get Approvals with the Legal Licenses to Perform Inspections , Surveys , Consultancy , Audits & Training with a Group of Qualified & Trained Engineers with relevant Experience and Records and specialized teams for several product and service categories. Choosing the right Third Party Inspection provider which the Competent Persons to perform TPI Services is an important step in ensuring thorough quality control in the interest of the end-consumer. A Competent Person to be in Inspection Services should be a Qualified Engineer in any Engineering Discipline with Bachelors Degree ( B.E or B.Tech or M.Tech or Qualified Diploma Engineer  with Professional Qualifications ) with a requirement of minimum of 7  to 10  years Experience in same Inspection Fields worked under Professional or Chief Engineers , subjected to Service of Inspection or Consultancy or Survey Required. To be an Senior and Approved Inspector in main stream jobs of  the Oil Sector | Oil Refineries | Oil Rigs & Off Shore and Marine Inspections it is a mandatory to have Professional Qualifications in ASME  level 1 | level 2 ( AMERICAN SOCIETY OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERS ) which is the high priority qualifications along with CWI or AWS Qualifications in Welding , API Qualifications ( American Petroleum Institute ) in Stds for CPI with  API 570 , API 571 in Piping Inspections in Maintenance and In-Service is or along with all above stds combined in ASME level 1 or level 2 in PSSRs ( Pressure Systems Safety Regulations ) as per Stds of International Regulatory Boards of USA & UK Stds in inspections of Pressure Vessels & Boilers which is more accepted and applied in Europe , Middle East States of Kuwait , UAE , Saudi , Bahrain , Qatar and other states  . In India IBR ( Indian Boiler Regulations ) are well accepted as well as with ASME Stds which is almost the same .

So it is always a mandatory requirement and a good routine procedure to ask the Client the CVs of the Competent Person with above Qualifications and Evidence who is going to perform the Inspections | TPI  as many Companies can claim as an International Approved Third Party Inspection Company or Claim to be an TPI Company with some Approvals earlier they had with Qualified Engineers and later left by them with no presence in the company , then can go worse to disaster by the same TPI company sending  a Non-Competent Person performing an Risky Inspection or a Survey or an Consultancy or an Audit , who has no Knowledge nor Qualifications no Training given and most of the cases seen performed by Non Competent , Non Qualified Engineers ( And in many cases seen Not Even an Engineer ) and without aware of what he is doing which is commonly seen in Middle East , but not in Europe or USA or India . So the First Priority should be given to the qualification and verification of  Competent Person who will perform the Subject Inspections or TPI Jobs or Consultancy or Audits  and then only proceed with the TPI Company to any Jobs .


 Company Approvals  &  Certifications :

Lloyds Inspection Agency Pvt Ltd Company is an Government Licensed and Approved company as an Independent Third Party Inspection Agency Company handling most of the Jobs with Government Projects approved by the local , state, federal and international levels and Governments , and LIA certification demonstrates that a product or services complies with all International standard requirements.

Lloyds Inspection Agency Pvt Ltd Company | LIA Group is an Association of Qualified Engineers with high Competency personnels with high profile International Qualifications and with continuous Trainings attended and delivered to our Engineers and with vast Experiences , working in all sectors of Petroleum Industry , Chemical Industry ,  Oil & Gas Sectors , Oil Refineries , Offshore & Marine , Oil Rigs , Construction Industry , Manufacturing Industry , Medical Industry , Agriculture Industry  , Automotive Industry Etcc .

ISO Certifications :

Lloyds Inspection Agency Pvt Ltd Company is an ISO Certified Company in ISO 9001:2015 , ISO 14001:2015 , OSHAS 18001:2007 .


Why Do Companies Seek Lloyds Inspection Agency Pvt Ltd Services for -

Inspections , Surveys , Consultancy , Audits & Training and Certifications?

LIA  helps organizations:

-Demonstrate compliance with national or international standards and regulations

-Demonstrate independent validation and verification of their commitment to safety and quality

-Increase credibility and acceptance with retailers, consumers and regulators

-Benefit from enhanced product quality and safety







Third Party Inspections | TPI

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Lloyds Inspection Agency Company services in - Rig inspections, Drill pipe inspections and Tubular inspections identifies defects before they cause serious damage, assures smooth operation and reduces financial risks.

Oil rigs , Oil pipes and Oilfield tubulars are vulnerable to corrosion, cracking, third-party damage and manufacturing flaws. Lloyds IA services in Rig inspections, Drill pipe inspections and Tubular inspection services detect defects and discontinuities before they cause serious damage, assuring smooth operation and reducing financial risks.

“Lloyds IA”, an trusted inspection services company – for oil rigs ,  drill pipe inspections and tubular inspections .

Lloyds Inspection Agency Company , as an Third Party Inspection Agency  , an leading service provider of comprehensive Oil Rigs, Pipe and Oil tubular safety, inspection and maintenance services, you can rest assured that your project is in safe hands.

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A Recognised Name in Global Market for Engineering Consultancy Services .

For last many years Lloyds IA | LIA Group Consulting Engineers has provided innovative solutions to all international clients in the fields of :

Oil  & Gas Sectors , Oil Rigs On Shore & Off Shore , Off Shore & Marines Services , Petroleum Industry , Civil and Structural engineering,

Among this diverse range of experience, one thing that’s made our name is how we’ve always been mindful of our clients’ needs.

No matter what your goals are, we understand that a sensible budget and a cost-effective plan are two key components in making every project a success.

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It ensures that your vendors and suppliers are able to undertake a specific order as per your requirements.


Human Resource Managements | HR Departments  of any organisations prefers always qualified employees in jobs and to achieve that - Company needs Professional Training and Development Programs from Qualified Professionals from a reputed company and that is where we comes and are approached by the companies/clients and personnels  , where we "Lloyds IA Training Services"  is recogonised as Global Leader in International Training Programs   for any organizational activity aimed at bettering the job performance of individuals and groups in any organizational settings.

What are the benefits of Training from Lloyds IA ?

  • Increased job satisfaction and morale among employees | Increased employee motivation.
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  • Reduced employee turnover.

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Lloyds Inspection Agency Company accomplish our mission by focusing on the following goals ,Provide quality, cost-effective training designed to increase individual and organizational productivity and enrichment ,Provide development opportunities that enhance knowledge, develop skills and enrich the organization.

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On-The-Job / On Site Training

In House Training

Online Training / E-Learning

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