Vendor (Source) Inspections

Vendor (Source) Inspector Locations
  • San Jose, CA

Vendor (Source) Inspections
We specialize in equipment to be used in the high-purity industries.

Whether your business is biotechnology, pharmaceuticals or both, we train inspectors to understand the unique features of the your process equipment and components:

  • Tubing, Fittings & Valves
  • Code and Non-Code Vessels
  • Tanks
  • Glass Washers
  • Filter Housings
  • Agitators / Mixers
  • Modules, e.g. Clean-In-Place (CIP), Water-For-Injection (WFI), Fermentation and Bioreactor skids
  • Transfer and Penetration Panels
  • Heat Exchangers
  • Valves
  • Pumps
  • Valve Manifolds
  • Spray Ball

What we provide:

  • Coordinate pre-inspection meetings between the end-users, vendors and the engineering firm.
  • Help identify the equipment which should be inspected and factory acceptance tested at vendors' facilities.
  • Serve as a single point of contact between the end0user and the engineering firm to monitor the progress of the equipment fabrication.
  • Schedule in-progress and/or final inspections.
  • Supply inspectors only when equipment is ready to be inspected, doing the leg work for the engineering company and saving the end-user time and money.
  • Document the inspection in a format that can be leveraged for commissioning and qualification.
  • Complete owner IQ documentation at suppliers' facilities.
  • Mark-up vendor drawings to identify compliant and non-compliant items.
  • Generate Inspection Release Certificates showing that the equipment has passed inspection and is ready to be shipped to the end-user.
  • Review vendor turnover packages to ensure that all required documentation has been provided by the vendor.
  • Archive inspection documentation as a backup for the engineering firm or end-user.

In addition, we can oversee factory acceptance testing, including:

  • Spray-ball coverage
  • Drainability
  • Integrity
  • Functionality

All inspectors are American Society of Nondestructive Testing Level II Visual Testing certified. Our inspectors recieve additional classroom and on-the-job training per equipment category.


  • Purity Systems, Inc. has more than 25 years experience in the high-purity inspection industry.
  • Our inspection is backed up with an experienced training and support staff with extensive knowledge of:
    • The ASME BPE Standard
    • Fabrication Process
    • GMP Requirements
    • Commissioning & Qualification Requirements