I have over 19 years of working experience as a QA/QC Engineer in petroleum, Ship building and petrochemical construction Industry. I have knowledge and experience as QA/QC in various inspection activity like raw material inspection, welding procedure / welder performance qualification, various methods of NDT, painting, Bellona coating/wrapping, PFP coating, pressure testing, PWHT, reviewing of documents etc. The area of work experience includes piping, pipeline, heavy structures like jackets
BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN MECHANICAL IN WEST COAST UNIVERSITY
DIPLOMA IN MECHANICAL ENGINEERING
CERTIFIED SENIOR WELDING INSPECTION PERSONNEL (CSWIP – 3.2, CERT # 21051)
CERTIFIED SCHEME FOR WELDING INSPECTION PERSONNEL (CSWIP – 3.1, CERT # 2179 / 1)
CERTIFIED EUROPEAN WELDING INSPECTION PRACTITIONER (EWF, CERT # EWIP/GB/001711/2)
NACE COATING INSPECTIOR LEVEL-2 – CERTIFIED
AND CERTIFIED PAINTING INSPECTOR (B.GAS – 3, CERT # 1566) FROM TWI, UK.
VESSEL INTERNAL LINING-BELZONA COATING TRAINING IN UK
SUMMARY OF EXPERIENCE:
OFFSHORE – Worked for Certification ,Inspection , Installation , Maintenance and Rehabilitation Project of Offshore Complexes ( Asset Integrity Management Project ) , Installation of 12 Jackets and Top Side Installation as Process Platform , Wellhead Platforms, Flare Platform, Accommodation Platform, water Injection Platform and similar other, Three leg & Four leg Jacket Installation with Conductors , Transition Pieces, Boat Landing , Risers , Bridges as well as Sub Sea Pipe line Laying and AUTO UT Inspection on Pipe Lay Barge & Hook Up.
ONSHORE – Fabrication Work shop for Pressure Vessels , Heat Exchangers , Tanks etc, Shut Down Inspection Works , Testing Lab. Working experience of pressure vessels, piping, pipelines, offshore structures such as jackets, deck, platforms, buoys, turrets & storage tanks, etc., for major oil/gas, petrochemical, fertilizer and power sector companies.
Experienced in qualification of welding procedures, welder’s qualification, preparation of procedure and qualification records, witnessing mechanical testing, material inspection, welding inspection during fabrication, QA/QC activities, dimensional inspection, post weld heat treatment, hardness testing, pneumatic testing etc. pertaining to international codes such as ASME, AWS, API, BS etc. experienced in inspection of static equipment in process plants such as pressure vessels, heat exchangers, storage tanks, process piping etc, surveillance, weekly & monthly reports, onsite documentation, client liaison. Review final documentation M.R.B (Manufacturer Record Book) of the project.
Supervises the Quality Control functions\activities of a project or its parts, including Quality Control inspection schedules and the collection of all offshore Quality Records. Assesses the implementation of the project Quality Plan on site/offshore.
Allocates Quality Control personnel to the various areas and shifts for barge construction activities.
Supervises inspections, reports and the documentation issued by inspectors and collect and file the required Quality Records.
Evaluates the qualifications of welders and Non Destructive Test – NDT technicians with regard to the activities assigned.
Ensures the correct application of Quality Control phases for offshore construction.
Daily functional reporting on his responsibilities and any quality issues to assigned Project QA/QC Manager.
Arranges in coordination with Project QA/QC Manager, and site personnel procedures, manuals and reports.
To confirm by countersignature as applicable, that all sites/barge activities are carried out according to referenced documentation.
Raises Corrective Action/Non-conformance reports as required and monitors their development and resolution, in conjunction with PQE.
Manages collaboration and measuring instruments and related certifications.
Informs the Project QA/QC Manager of any deviation regarding the contract.
Mar 12 – Till date : ALLSEAS Engineering, Netherland
Position: Lead QA/QC Structural/Piping/Coating/NDE
Project Assignment : Assigned to Pieter Schelete project, its 382 m long, 117 m wide dynamically positioned (DP) platform installation / decommissioning and pipe lay vessel, at the Korean shipyard Daewoo, OKPO (DSME). During construction and fabrication of sub assembly, grand assembly, blocks, Frames, TLS, JLS & transom monitoring, inspection at DSME and their sub-contractor facilities.
Feb 10 – Feb 12 : Det Norske Veritas, Abu Dhabi
Position: QA / QC Engineer
Project Assignment : Assigned to NDC, National Drilling Company, Abu Dhabi, for rig construction project in BOMCO, China, Baoji. During construction and fabrication of Masts, Substructure, Frames, Draw work skids, Casting & Forgings on their workshop. Responsible for various inspection jobs material receiving inspection, reviewing contractor quality control procedures, NDT procedures, welding procedures and Inspection Test Plan.
Oct 06 – Jan 10 : Maersk Oil Qatar, Abu Dhabi
Position: Senior QA / QC Inspector
Project Assignment : Assigned to Al Shaheen, Block # 5 existing & FDP-2005 facilities project in Abu Dhabi, UAE. NPCC is the EPC contractor for Maersk Oil Qatar. During construction and fabrication of Jackets, Bridges, Platforms and piping fabrication on their workshop. Responsible for various inspection jobs material receiving inspection, reviewing contractor quality control procedures, NDT procedures, welding procedures and Inspection Test Plan.
Review of Integration Contractor fabrication records for Jacket, Topsides, Bridges & Piping assembly.
Undertake Hold, Witness, Review and Monitor points as identified in ITPs.
Submit weekly report to Project Quality Manager.
Undertake construction surveillance activities as required.
Report identified non conformances in accordance with project procedures.
Monitor satisfactory closeout of identified NCRs.
Review and assist in establishing a proper quality system for certification works.
Ensure that relevant Contract requirements are implemented in
SUBCONTRACTORS procedures and work processes.
Maintain status of Subcontractors’ quality management status related to certification works.
Monitor and verify Subcontractors quality related to certification works performance by inspection and control.
Carry out and report quality surveillance activities.
Review of working procedures and WPS and other related documents. Perform audits/assessments.
Review and assist in establishing a proper HSE plan.
May 05 – Aug 06 : British Gas Exploration and Production India Ltd. – Dubai
Position: Senior Q.C – Welding / Painting Inspector
Project Assignment : Assigned to Panna EPOD STD project in Jebeli free zone, Dubai. Clough is the EPIC contractor for BG India, Lamprell and NPCC are the sub-contractor for BG India. During construction and fabrication of topside decks, platforms and piping fabrication on the workshop. Responsible for various inspection jobs material receiving inspection, reviewing contractor quality control procedures, NDT procedures, welding procedures and Inspection Test Plan, witnessing welder qualification. Like routine inspection of welding parameters, visual inspection, checking the material traceability.
Feb. 05 – May. 05 : OCEANEERING OiS, Abu Dhabi, UAE
Position: Senior Q.C / Welding / Painting Inspector
Feb. 05 – May 05 : Assigned to NPCC Offshore Shell project in Iran. OXY – Occidental Petroleum Qatar. IDD EL Shargji field – PS1 / RO-08B Development project as a QC / Welding Inspector / Painting Inspector for OXY project (Job # 2138). Responsible for various inspection jobs during fabrication, welding and construction of Piping spools and Structural. Like routine inspection of welding parameters, consumable checks for painting checking the humidity, temperature. Activities include fit-up check, visual inspection, dimension check, endorsement of completed joints, checking the material traceability. Witnessing of Hydro testing. Prepare the punch list. Prepare the Data book for client and approval.
Nov. 04 – Jan. 05 : Bureau Vertias – Oman
Position: Q.C – Pipeline Inspector
Project Assignment : Assigned to VPYI-Richtech pipeline project in Yemen. Vintage Petroleum Pipeline Development Project as a QC – Pipeline Inspector for VPYI – Project. Responsible for various inspection jobs material receiving inspection, reviewing contractor quality control procedures, NDT procedures, welding procedures and Inspection Test Plan, witnessing welder qualification. Like routine inspection of ROW, stringing pipes, welding parameters, visual inspection, checking the material traceability.
Jul. 02 – Oct. 04 : OCEANEERING OiS, Abu Dhabi, UAE
Position: Q.C / Welding / Painting Inspector
Mar. 04 – Oct. 04 : Assigned to NPCC Offshore Shell project in Iran. SHELL – Soroosh and Nowrooz Integrated Development project as a QC / Welding Inspector / Painting Inspector for Shell project (Job # 111). Responsible for various inspection job during fabrication, welding and construction of Piping spools and Structural. Like routine inspection of welding parameters, consumable checks for painting checking the humidity, temperature. Activities include fit-up check, visual inspection, dimension check, endorsement of completed joints, checking the material traceability. Witnessing of Hydro testing. Prepare the punch list. Prepare the Data book for client and approval.
Jan. 04 to Mar. 04 : Assigned as QC Inspector (Welding / Painting & Coating) on NPCC Offshore project (ADMA-OPCO Project # 2106) in DLB 750 at Umm Shaif field for the replacement of 24” W.I.Lines from USSC to US23A & US12A at well head tower and complex, Abu Dhabi. Responsible of various inspections during installing Riser, Tie-in spool & Sub sea spool. Checking of Bevel preparation, Fit-up, Weld parameters and Consumable. Witnessing of NDT (UT, RT, MT & PT), Viewing radiograph films. Prior to painting of support structure and riser clamps checking humidity, surface preparation, surface temperature, profile check, DFT measuring of each coat. Testing of wrapping and coating using holiday methods. During this period well head platform installed at Zakum field at ZK322.
Oct. 03 – Nov. 03 : Assigned as QC Inspector (Welding & Painting) in TOTAL FINA ELF / GMMOS (Dubai), TOTAL FINA ELF / MIS (Sharjah). Carried out inspection activities of piping & structural. Review of WPS & QC procedures. Review welder qualification records. Visual inspection of welding. Inspection of load out materials. Witnessing hydro testing of piping. Review of MTC, PWHT reports & NDT reports. Daily documentation reports review and final documentation.
July 03 – Sep. 03 : Assigned as QC Inspector (Welding and Painting ) on NPCC Offshore project (Total Fina Elf, Project # 2050) in HLS 2000 at Alkhalij Northern area development field, Qatar. Responsible of various inspections during installing the jacket, deck platforms, pile, conductor piles, shim plate, deck to jacket joints like checking the bevel preparation, fit-up check, visual inspection of welding joints. Monitoring weld parameters and consumables. Witnessing of NDT, wrapping and coating. Conducting the holiday test for the wrapping on the field weld joints.
Mar. 03 – Apr. 03 : Assigned to SBM as a QC/Welding Inspector for SBM offshore project. Project: SBM-Single Buoy Mooring (White Rose Turret Project). Responsible for various inspection jobs during fabrication, welding and construction of turret, buoy gantry structures, piping spools and tanks. Activities include but not limited to the following: fit-up check, welding parameter and consumable check, visual inspection and endorsement of completed joints for N.D.T. Witnessing of dimension check & hydro test. Check material traceability.
July 02 – Jan. 03 & May 03 – June 03 : Assigned to NPCC / NSQ yard in Queshm, Iran. SHELL – Soroosh and Nowrooz Integrated Development project as a QC / Welding Inspector for Shell project (Job # 111 and Job # 1172). Responsible for various inspection job during fabrication welding and construction of piping spools, talks and pressure vessel. Activities include but not limited to the following fit-up check, welding parameters and consumable check, visual inspection and endorsement of completed joints for N.D.T. Witness dimension check, leak test of reinforcing pad and hydro testing of pressure vessels and tanks. Check material tracebility, prepare punch list. Prepare and submit Manufacturer’s Data book for client and shell approval.
Jan. 02 – May 02 : Black Cat Constructions, Qatar.
Position: QC / Welding Inspector.
Project Assignment: Qatar Petroleum, Dukhan, Qatar. Flare Line upgrade project in Dukhan field areas. (Khatiya North, Khatiya South, Fahaheel North, Fahaheel South, Jaleeha and ARAB – D). Responsibilities: Interpretation of Drawings. Witnessing and interpretation of NDT, Hydro test / Post Weld Heat Treatment. Approval WPS and PQR. Visual check up pipes of standard size for the edge preparation. Monitoring weld parameters before welding and during the process preheating, baking electrodes, voltage and amperage as per WPS. Welder performance qualification test, Visual examination of fit-up, over all examination of the weld for any under cuts, arc strike, slag, etc.
May 01 – Nov 01 : AIB – Vincotte International, Qatar.
Position: Plant / NDT Inspector
Project Assignment: Qatar General Petroleum Corp, Dukhan, Qatar. Responsibilities: Interpretation of drawings and preparing ISO. Visual inspection of external parts of pipelines, vessels, columns, supports and structures for corrosion. UT scanning for all pipelines, vessels and columns. Co-ordination for thickness survey. Interpretation of radiographic films (profile radiograph). Profile radiography for the elbows, tees, reducers, vents and trains for the corrosion survey.
Mar. 01 – May 01 : AIB – Vincotte International, Muscat, Oman.
Position: QC / Welding Inspector
Project Assignment: Oman Refinery Company, Muscat. Responsibilities: Visual Inspection of external parts & Internal parts of piping, heat exchanger, vessels, columns, reactor, tanks, boiler tubes, furnace tubes and spheres for any corrosion. Hydro test and pneumatic for the tube leakage and tube joint leakage’s. Stage wise inspection of retubing. If tubes are to be replaced. NDT Inspection of Boiler tubes, furnace tubes & sphere using UTG, HT, MT, PT and Replica test.
May 98 – Dec. 00 : International Inspection Center, Kuwait.
Position: Welding / NDT Inspector
Project Assignment: Al Kulaib International Trading Co. W.L.L.
Responsibilities: Interpretation of Drawings and making hold points. Witnessing and interpretation of NDE. Witnessing Hydro test. Approval of WPS and PQR. Visual Check up of welded joints and pipes for the edge preparation. Monitoring weld parameters before welding and during the process. Preheating, Baking electrodes, Voltage and Amperage as per WPS. Post weld heat treatment as per procedure. Welder performance qualification test. Checking the fit-ups. Overall examination of the weld for any undercuts, arc strikes, slag etc. Wrapping and coating as per procedure & checking the wrapping and coating by holiday detector. Final documents preparation and Punch list.
Jan. 96 – Feb 98 : Scannray Metallurgical Services, Chennai, India.
Position: Multi Discipline Inspector
Project Assignments: Various inspections carried out for the following clients. Gujarat Narmada Valley Fertilizers Corporation.(G.N.F.C-Gujarat)), Tamilnadu Petro Products (T.P.L-Chennai), Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (O.N.G.C-Rajamundry) Southern Petrochemical Industries Corporation (SPIC-Tuticorin), Coramendel Fertilizers LTD (Vizag), Fertilizers and Chemicals Travencore Limited (FACT-Cochin), Neyveli Lignite Corporation LTD (NLC-Neyveli) and Mazagon Dock Limited (MDL-Kalpakkam). My duties were to carry out inspection of welded structures, piping, storage tanks, Vessel, Heat exchangers and Pipeline using UT, UTG, MT, PT and HT.
June 94 – June 95 : Bharat Heavy Electicals Limited, Trichy, India.
Positions: NDT Technician Apprentice
Role: Apprentice in NDT department and carried out inspection of Boiler tubes, Pressure vessel, Heat Exchanger, Headers, Panels, Valves and PFP Plate formed Pipes using UT, RT, MT, PT & LT.
May 93 – May 95 : G.B. NDT Services., Trichy, India.
Position: NDT Technician
Role: NDT inspection of welded joints carried out on BHEL Structures Vessels, Nuclear Components, Columns and Towers during production.
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