Wed, 17 July, 2019
Plant Inspection is an important and diverse role which acts as the primary interface between inspection and integrity engineering teams to manage and report on in-progress inspection, integrity and corrosion monitoring activities.
TWI’s CSWIP Plant Inspection Training can lead to a variety of roles in the industry, including Shutdown Inspector, Refinery Inspector, Boiler Inspector, Pressure Vessel Inspector, Insurance Inspector, Engineer Surveyor, Plant Integrity Engineer, Asset Integrity Engineer or Offshore Inspection engineer (OIE).
Whatever role your Plant Inspection knowledge leads you towards, each of them requires an understanding of the technical issues surrounding plant operations and, while most inspections occur during periods of shutdown, non-intrusive inspections are also carried out ahead of shutdowns in order to highlight the areas that need to be prioritised.
Plant Inspectors therefore need to have a sound knowledge of materials and mechanical properties as well as an understanding of welding and weld defects, damage and failure mechanisms, and the various NDT methods available, including their limitations. In addition, plant inspectors should know about erosion and corrosion mechanisms and the methods to mitigate these, including coatings and cathodic protection as well as Risk-Based Inspection (RBI). As Plant Inspector is a senior role, practitioners will also need to be able to produce reports and make decisions within the bounds of the relevant codes and standards.
Plant Inspection offers a next-step for welding inspectors and anyone with NDT qualifications, but the course is now open to more people than ever due to more inclusive criteria for joining the training.
Interested candidates should submit their CV for review and, while NDE and weld inspection qualifications are desirable, TWI Training is happy to review applications from those who hold good academic qualifications and differing approvals/experience.
More information on the CSWIP Plant Inspection training in Canada.