Is it for me?

You can take this course whether you have experience in the painting inspection industry or not.

Everyone at TWI Training understands that we are undergoing challenging times around the world at the moment due to the COVID 19 pandemic. We appreciate that attending in-class courses is impossible in most countries due to restrictions on gatherings in order to protect everyone.

However, with this mind TWI is delivering online live courses, so that you can continue to improve your knowledge and expertise, wherever you are.

This BGAS-CSWIP Pipeline Welding Inspector live course is delivered in slightly different ways in TWI’s global training centres.

  • The course content remains the same as a classroom-based course
  • The student will be able to attend the theory training sessions, delivered by TWI Training Lecturers, via Zoom, WebEx or similar platforms
  • In all cases, the examination will take place, in the usual way, when the TWI Centres re-open post Covid-19.

Please contact your local TWI Training Centre:

What will I learn?

This course covers:

  • Pipeline construction
  • Procedures
  • Welding defects
  • Mechanical testing
  • Hot tapping (welding onto live gas lines)
  • Interpretation of radiographs
  • Joint preparation
  • And many more subjects...

What will I leave with?

By the end of the course, you should be able to:

  • Ensure that all specified welding and mechanical handling standards are observed
  • Ensure that welding parameters and pre-heat conditions are maintained according to the specifications and procedure qualifications
  • Inspect and record all welds and relating visual defects and defects found by NDT to possible faults in materials, non-compliance with agreed procedures (eg handling) or to other causes
  • Maintain visual inspection at intermediate and completion stages and where necessary, request relevant NDT
  • Meet the syllabus requirements for the BGAS-CSWIP Pipeline Welding  Inspector Examination



What else should I know?

You MUST bring:

  • 2 passport sized photographs
  • A valid eyesight certificate from a doctor or an optician showing satisfactory eyesight for near vision, permitting reading a minimum of Times Roman N5, or equivalent type and size letters, at not less than 300mm on a standard test chart for near vision, in at least one eye, corrected or uncorrected. Candidates will be required to have had a colour perception assessment by the Ishihara 24 plate test or equivalent
  • A completed application form and full examination fee
  • Four-day training course with examination on day 5, or for less experienced candidates there is the opportunity to take the examination the following week.

Important information regarding the BGAS-CSWIP scheme.

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