In-Service Inspection Training and Certification
In general terms, inspection may be applied to three main sectors of industry: Manufacturing,
Fabrication and In-Service.
The Manufacturing and Fabrication sectors have developed inspection regimes specific
to their products. These products are in many ways repetitive, predictable and inspection
procedures have been proven to be effective when applied by competent inspection
In-Service has not been subject to the same level of development and scrutiny. With
ageing assets and capital investment at a premium, it is necessary to try and develop
non-invasive inspection techniques to locate and quantify failure mechanisms at
an early stage in order to manage and control the possible interruption to production
and possibly safety and revenue.
By identifying the defined possible failure modes and mechanisms in a timely manner,
it is then possible to re-schedule planned maintenance shutdown of plant to accommodate
repair and if necessary replacement of components.
TWI recognises the importance of in-service inspection and the need for appropriate
and relevant personnel training and certification, including Employer Specific Schemes
in accordance with BS EN 473 and ISO 9712. Recent developments include:
- Specific training and certification in corrosion monitoring using manual ultrasonic
- Training and CSWIP certification scheme for personnel inspecting drillstem components
(rotary tool and drillpipe).
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