CV, Indian NDT Inspector seeks work in Gulf or Africa

I am currently available for work
Serial No: 16151

Skills keywords: ndt inspection, piping inspection., welding inspection
Short Bio:

Dear Employer,

Here, K.Padmanabhan from Chennai, India as applicant for NDT / Welding Inspector (CSWIP - 3.1) in your Esteemed Concern. I am having total of ten years experience in the field of Welding / NDT Inspection which included Oil & Gas, Refinery & Petrochemical Industries and served in Qatar & UAE.

Herewith, I am submitting my Updated CV for your knowledge and requesting you to consider my application if my skills & experience does match towards this opportunity.

Thanking you,

Current location: Maharashtra, India - View on map
Nationality: Indian
Preferred Sector of Employment:  Oil, Gas and Energy, Manufacturing and Operations
Spoken languages: Engligh, Hindi, Malayalam, Tamil
Location I am interested in working: Anywhere


Academic Qualification

Degree in Bachelors of Commerce

Technical Qualification

Welding Inspection – CSWIP 3.1 (Certificate No:40042)

NDT Inspection – ASNT Level II in RT,UT,MT & PT

Computer – Diploma in Advanced Software Technology


As Engineering Inspection Personnel, dedicated to national and international projects involving for mechanical construction, piping & structural fabrication in Oil and Gas, Refinery & Petro Chemical Sectors.

Total of having exposure in both Welding / NDT Inspection by profession with 10 (Ten) years of experience as CSWIP – 3.1 & ASNT NDT Level-2 Certified Personnel


Period : February 2011 to November 2013

Position : QC- NDT/ Welding Inspector


Material Checking weld joint preparation, fit up, alignment & dimensional inspection as per drawings

Reviewing approved welding procedure specification

Checking joint fit-up & Monitoring and ensuring that the appropriate consumables being distributed to welders in order to make a sound weld.

Reviewing filler wires and electrodes of welding procedure specification.

Review and Acceptance of Material Receiving inspection for Plates/Pipes, Fittings.

Qualification and performance monitoring of welding personnel.

Inspection Welding, Pre-heat and Post Weld Heat Treatment of weld.

Monitoring all types of process documentation required for fabrication

Development and implementation of inspection checklist and report/format.

Co-ordination of all destructive and Non-destructive testing at various sites for different clients.

Conducting/Witnessing PMI tests, prior to issue materials for construction.

Updating the weld map drawings on daily basis

Monitoring of various welding process like GTAW, SMAW, FCAW (auto & semi auto) & SAW

Maintaining the record such as WPS, PQR, inspection data’s, NCR Analysis


Period : November 2005 to June 2010

Position : NDT/Welding Inspector

Employed with M/S Inspecta International Inspection Company as NDT/Welding Inspector and contracted to M/S ADMA OPCO, the subsidiary of ADNOC.Assigned for both System Based Integrity Management & Facility Integrity Project for their plant maintenance, well head maintenance campaign & execution projects as NDT/Welding Inspector at Umm Shaif & Zakum West Super Complex and Das Island. Involved for hook-up and maintenance project in Barge AL-Hyleh and NDC Drilling Rigs .Responsibilities include Co- ordination of NDT/Welding activities with Site Integrity team and reviewing the reports, inspection of incoming materials. Involved in the major and small shutdowns. Maintaining the quality document in plant area. Handling of complete Documentation work & Record keeping

Major Client :ADMA – OPCO, Offshore Platform/ Oil & Gas and Utilities

Welding Inspection Responsibilities

Witness of material inspection, Leveling, Plumpness, Peaking Banding, roundness for Tank as per Code& Company requirements

Note the Corrosions/Paintings, pitting, welding defect etc

Maintaining of latest project specification, ITP’s, procedures and drawings

Monitoring Welding activities as per WPS

Review of approved WPS and PQR

Witness of welder qualification test (WQT) and procedure qualification tests

Review of received filler and consumable Test Certificate (TC)

Monitoring of consumable storage, handling, packing and drying temperature as per project approved procedure.

Monitoring of Pre heat, Inter pass temperature and inter pass cleaning as per WPS.

Visual inspection of welded joint profile, surface finish and defects

Preparation of joints for NDE as per required Inspection Class

Visual inspection of completed welds in the pipe spool and related documentation

Monitoring PWHT, Hardness checking, PMI checking of pipe spools

ISO/Mechanical clearance of fabricated pipe spools, erected spools and structural.

Witnessing MPT, DPT, PMI (positive material inspection)

Test Pack review and documentation

Verification of weld repair work

Witnessing for hydro test

Coordinated and communicated with fabrication supervisor, fitters, welders and inspection personnel

Familiar with Welding processes as GTAW, SMAW, FCAW, and SAW

NDT Responsibilities

NDT / Inspection for both Plant & well head towers – for in service process piping systems for both oil & gas and utilities

Responsible for NDT activities such Ultrasonic inspection, Radiography (piping),

Magnetic particle testing, Dye Penetrant inspection of butt weld piping systems, supports, Weldolets, small bore fittings, hookup jobs in well head maintenance campaign

Visual inspection of piping systems, supports, vessels & valves etc

Ultrasonic corrosion monitoring for in-service piping systems & corrosion mapping

Ultrasonic thickness gauging of vessels – scrubbers, contactors, tanks

Familiar with plant & Wellhead platform isometric drawings

Exposure in computerized report writing by using MS-Office – Word, Excel & Power Point

Reporting to the Senior NDT / Welding Inspectors & Site Inspection Engineers

Complying with permit to work systems (PTW) by ADMA – OPCO


Period : August 2004 to November 2005

Position: NDT Inspector (Offshore / Onshore)

Offshore Project:

Major Client : Qatar Gas & Petroleum Company / Platforms PS 1, PS 2, PS 3 & Jacket in PS 1


Planning & conducting Radiographic Test on pressure lines, interpretation, and evaluation and reporting for fitness

Visual inspection & UT Thickness Survey and Corrosion Survey of following equipments:

HP & LP Separators, Stripper Column Lines,LNG Manifold, Heat Exchanger, Storage Tanks ,Process & pressure piping, pipelines, and as built drawings, Pipeline Support Survey

Ultrasonic Inspection on Weld joints & Pressure Vessels

Reviewing procedures, studying the drawing and proceedings NDT as scheduled

Coordination with Inspection Engineers for execution of inspection & NDT methods in accordance with the client’s requirements

Onshore Project & Clients:

Qatar Petroleum, Doha Petroleum Construction Company, Qatar Electricity & Water Corporation,

Danem Engineering Works, Natural Oil Gas Distribution Company, Qatar Petrochemical & Company, Qatar Fertilizer & Company, Natural Gas Limited 1, 2, 3 (Gas Plant)


Carrying out NDT, Pipeline Inspection, and corrosion survey, Maintenance Inspection as appropriate and as Instructed by the Site Inspection Engineer. Reviewing isometric drawing

Responsible for NDT, Visual Inspection, Thickness Survey, Hardness testing, Dye Penetrant Inspection & Magnetic Particle Inspection on pipelines, Reactors, Pressure Vessel, Storage Tanks, Spheres, Regenerator & other process equipments

Ultrasonic weld examinations on piping, plates & nozzles

Radiography Testing of Piping joints, Pressure Vessels, Storage tanks and heavy structure

NODCO Shutdown Projects at their various units like :

Naphtha Hydro Treater,Kerosene Hydro Treater,Oil Desulphurisation, Crude Oil Distillation Boiler


Period : April 1999 to July 2004

Position: Multi NDT Technician

Major Client: Bharath Heavy Electricals Ltd & Ancillary Units, Thiruchirappalli ,India


Ultrasonic examination of welding & raw material of pressure vessel & structural steel (Approved personnel to Carryout UT of BHEL offloaded components)

Review of customers contractual requirements / specifications

Preparation & implementation of test procedures / work instruction

Co- ordination with thirty party inspectors / customers

Calibration of the UT flaw detector, Thickness gauges, Radiation survey meters and Dosimeter

Radiography inspection of Economizer coils header joints boiler & pressure vessels pipe line stream

generators & heat exchangers

Magnetic particle inspection of plates, welds & castings

Liquid penetrant inspection of welded joints

Radiography film interpretation

Ultrasonic Inspection of :

Raw materials Plates – Lamination Test

Heavy steel / alloy castings

Heavy steel forging, bearings

Conducted UT/MT/PT on hydro power station runner, diesel generator set components

Piping & Construction Radiography

General Expertise

Operating Gamma ray and X-ray radiographic sources (including pipeline crawlers), radiographic film processing and interpretation of radiographs for weld and corrosion examinations.

Normal and Shear wave ultrasonic inspections for the purpose of thickness gauging, corrosion surveys and weld examinations. Equipment calibration.

Performing Magnetic Particle inspections using permanent / A.C. magnetic yokes with visible / fluorescent magnetic particles and interpretation of indications

Performing Dye Penetrate inspections using solvent removable visible/ fluorescent dyes and interpretation of results for acceptance / rejection.

Performing post-weld heat treatment (PWHT) in piping fabrication using induction coil heating

NDT Instruments Proficiency

Radiographic Camera



Ultrasonic Instruments



Knowledge of Codes & Standards

ASME Section V Articles 2, 4, 6 & 7

ASME/ANSI B31.3 NDT Acceptance Criteria

ASME Section IX

ASME Section VIII NDT Acceptance Criteria

API 1104 NDT Procedures & Acceptance Criteria

Safety Training Received

Offshore Safety Training

Sea Survival & Helicopter Underwater Escape Training

Permit to Work System