Q.E.D. Systems, Inc. prides itself in being a "one-stop-shopping" company. We can deliver the total package; engineering design, installation, technical documentation, maintenance support, logistic support, and fabrication. With a GSA Information Technology (IT) Professional Services Schedule, we provide computer programming, website design, and visual information management, plus network design, installation, integration and testing. QED’s GSA Professional Engineering Services (PES) Schedule provides the full range of engineering services. Our GSA Water Treatment Chemicals Schedule can provide both product and services. QED’s Blanket Purchase Agreements (BPAs) are the easiest method to fill your recurring IT, Professional Engineering Services, and Water Treatment needs. For over 30 years we have supported government and industry and acquired a reputation for excellence at competitive prices. Our strengths are many. Have a look at some of the things we do!
Our office facilities have ADP equipment compatible with Windows NT Server as the standard Network Operating System and MS Office Professional as the standard office software. Every primary site is equipped with Microsoft Office Software, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Access. We have an established electronic "highway" via the MILNET and SPEAR Networks with connectivity to the Internet. These networks provide electronic mail, as well as Web browser and Web applications capabilities with superb redundancy and dependability.
Q.E.D. is using a NAVSEA-approved Open Architecture Relational Data Base Management System called Aperture TM to process, assess, analyze, and trend the material condition of designated ship systems. Aperture is capable of tracking and trending visual data, as well as conventional database information. It is a visual information manager. This automated data base management system is available for immediate use.
Web applications, modern graphics, and AutoCAD systems are maintained at the Engineering and Design Center located in Virginia Beach. The system has:
A strict policy governing software licensing and configuration management has been adopted and is enforced. In addition, encryption software is available. If greater security levels are required, hardware encryption options will be implemented in accordance with the Corporate Technical Architecture. We produce a full array of products (for example, isometric, orthographic projections, 3-D, and solid-state models) up to and including E-size engineering drawings on vellum, bond, or Mylar materials, or on electronic media in AutoCAD. We develop engineering drawings and data packages to Level III standards in accordance with MIL-STD-100, DoD-D-1000, and MIL-T-31000, including complete parts lists and configuration baselines. Additionally, we use state-of-the-art software operating on either wide area or local area networks.
Fabrication / Structural Shop
The Fabrication/Structural Shop is fully capable of performing the structural tasks needed for all alteration and installation work. Our work experience includes general fabrication of foundations, sponsons, rotating equipment guards, and joiner bulkheads, as well as C4I and IT specialized work.
Our Welding Shop supports in-plant and shipboard installations and includes a large cadre of welders qualified to SUPSHIP-accepted weld procedures. We have stationary welding units in-shop and portable welding machines, including portable rod ovens, for use on board ship to weld (MIG, TIG, submerged metal arc) steel, aluminum and CRES plates, shapes, sheet metal, and piping. We also use portable acetylene cutting and brazing rigs with a full array of cutting and brazing heads.
Pipe Shop equipment accommodates all processes associated with piping system prefabrication, installation, and testing. We are experienced in both CuNi and steel pipefitting for fuel, water, high-pressure air and hydraulic systems, and refrigerant systems. Welders and braziers are qualified to SUPSHIP accepted weld and braze procedures for pipe applications.
Q.E.D. provides manufacturing services and repair support for the full range of shipboard systems and equipment. Our Computer Numerically Controlled (CNC) equipment is capable of quickly and repeatedly machining a variety of materials to specified tolerances. Q.E.D. has various size lathes and milling machines with digital readouts providing redundant machining capability to handle up to 49" diameter components. We also have drill presses, hydraulic presses, grinders, saws, sanders, cutters, test stands, and a sand blast cabinet, including a number of programmable machines for repetitive fabrications (for example, two axis tracer systems).
Our rigging equipment provides capabilities for removing and installing major ship components and equipment in compliance with safe marine practices. Our inventory of chain falls, clamps, beam clamps, nylon and wire slings and twists is kept in ready condition with current weight tests where applicable.