A Chartered Engineer who left the UK’s power infrastructure company to set up his
own business has taken the next step in his career.
Robert Stamp spent much of his career working for the National Grid (Gas division),
before opting to go self-employed and establish his own company carrying out welding
inspection for clients including his former employer.
Alongside his welding inspection credentials, Robert is also an Authorising Engineer
and Competent Person as defined by the gas industry's ‘Safe control of operations’
procedures. This puts him in the unique position of performing a dual role for complex
gas operations involving welding.
Robert first attended TWI training nearly 20 years ago. In 1997 he took the old
‘ultrasonic operator’ course, before returning the following year for courses in
welding inspection and magnetic particle inspection. Having subsequently taken courses
in site coatings inspection, radiography and senior pipeline inspection, Robert
is a TWI veteran and one of its most qualified students.
In May this year he returned to TWI for his latest training endeavour: a course
covering phased array ultrasonic testing (PAUT) of welds; with PAUT being increasingly
specified by contracting companies seeking assurance that welds in their plant are
sound, this latest qualification puts Robert in an even stronger position to win
It also supports the growth of his family business. Robert has two sons who have
just graduated from university in engineering. They are following in their father’s
footsteps, taking qualifications in conventional and advanced non-destructive testing
to add to their degrees. With his latest certification, Robert is now qualified
to supervise and sign off his sons’ work – helping ensure the long-term security
of his business.
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