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inspection

  1. the examination of raw materials, work in progress and finished goods to check that these items comply with predetermined QUALITY standards. The principal purpose of inspection is the identification of rejects, thereby ensuring that the standards set are maintained by weeding out unacceptable items (DEFECTIVE WORK). Inspection can involve examination of all items, or just a sample of items where the cost of examination is high.
  2. the inspection of buildings, plant, machinery and equipment which is also necessary to identify MAINTENANCE problems which might cause machine failure and disruption to production, or inconsistent machine performance which would affect product quality. See QUALITY CONTROL, QUALITY COSTS.
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According to the new rules groceries, flowers and products of plant origin carried by vessels, aircrafts and cars will be inspected by employees of Customs Federal Service of Russia at border crossing points.
"We have instructed the officials to inspect all coaching centres.
For his part, Dickson claimed that he did not inspect the warehouse or the VCMs but only the deployed personnel securing the establishment.
I'm confident it was not to inspect the VCMs," Banac said.
Twelve gold mines have been inspected by the Preah Vihear provincial authorities, with two found to be operating illegally and told to shut down, provincial Department of Mines and Energy director You Chendayuth told The Post on Thursday.
He will later in the day inspect the Abossey Okai roads construction and meet with spare parts dealers.
A month-long consultation has been launched this week by Estyn seeking the opinions of teachers, senior leaders, policy makers and "everyone with an interest in education" on proposals for changes to the ways schools and other providers will be inspected from September 2017.
MAKKAH: Prince Khalid Al-Faisal, the governor of Makkah region and adviser to the King, on Monday inspected preparations at the holy sites in Makkah for the forthcoming Haj pilgrimage.
The machine Altman Manufacturing built for the medical component manufacturer uses Teledyne Dalsa's GEVA Vision Appliance; eight Genie high-resolution 1600 cameras; and iNspect vision application software.
BAGHDAD / NINA / Ministry of Transport announced that it inspected a new Iranian plane after at Baghdad International Airport.
After days of intense allegations, they pressed Baghdad to inspect Iranian planes, a move protested by Iran.
For example, in fiscal 2011, FDA said it used around $131 million to inspect domestic food facilities and $33 million for foreign facilities.