Sovjetisk “pre-installation overhall”

“The quality of workmanship at all levels of Soviet manufacturing was so poor that building projects throughout the nation’s power industry were forced to incorporate an extra stage known as ‘pre-installation overhall’. Upon delivery from the factory, each piece of new equipment – transformers, turbines, switching gear – was stripped down to the last nut and bolt, checked for faults, repaired and then reassembled according to the original specifications, as it should have been in the first place.”

‘Midnight in Chernobyl’ af Adam Higginbotham, s. 12