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  • Inspector Categories

  • Pipeline inspection is a very important aspect of pipeline construction and commissioning. This ensures that the integrity and safety of the pipeline network to deliver natural gas to power and heat the UK.

    The following categories of certification are available through BGAS:

    Senior Pipeline Inspector

    • Act in support of the Project Engineer in all technical matters relating to inspection.
    • Ensure that all aspects of inspection function effectively and that all technical specifications are complied with.
    • Undertake inspection tasks and report.
    • Maintain accurate records and ensure that all inspection staff on site are fully conversant with and have access to the relevant specifications and codes of practice.

    Senior Inspector Welding

    • Ensure that welding standards are observed and maintained at all stages of pipeline construction.

     

      Welding Inspector 
    • 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 relate visual defects and defects found by NDT to possible faults in materials, non-compliance with agreed procedures (e.g. handling) or to other causes.
    • Maintain visual inspection at intermediate and completion stages and, where necessary, request NDT.

     

    Ultrasonic Operator (plate)

    • Implement tests for lamination and checks of wall thickness.
    • Report of all such tests.

     

    Magnetic Particle Inspector

    • Record and implement MPI (magnetic particle inspection) and interpret the results.
    • Report such results.

     

    Radiographer

    • Ensure compliance with all specified requirements for radiography, including safety procedures.
    • Ensure that the approved techniques for taking radiographs and processing radiographic film are maintained.
    • Maintain records of all interpretations undertaken.
    • Report results obtained.

     

    Radiographic Assistant

    • Implement the loading of radiographic film, radiographic operations and the processing of radiographic film.
    • Ensure compliance with the relevant specifications, codes of practice and safety regulations.

     

    Painting Inspector Grade 1 (Offshore)

    • Act in support of the Project Engineer on all technical matters relating to paint and painting inspection.
    • Co-ordinate for the Project Engineer the work of the Painting Inspectors Grades 2 and 3 when required.
    • Ensure that the requirements of the paint and painting specifications are met.
    • Carry out all aspects of Painting Inspection.
    • Maintain records and ensure that the Painting Inspectors Grades 1 and 2 are fully conversant with, and have access to, the relevant codes of practice and specifications.

     

    Painting Inspector Grade 2

    • Act in support of the Project Engineer (and/or the Painting Inspector Grade 1) on all technical matters relating to paint and painting inspection.
    • Co-ordinate for the Project Engineer the work of the Painting Inspectors Grade 3 when required.
    • Ensure that requirements of the paint and painting specifications are met.
    • Carry out all aspects of Painting Inspection.
    • Maintain records and ensure that the Painting Inspectors Grade 3 are fully conversant with, and have access to, the relevant codes of practice and specifications.

     

    Painting Inspector Grade 3

    • Act in support of the Project Engineer and/or Painting Inspectors Grades 1 and 2 on technical matters related to painting inspection.
    • Carry out all aspects of painting inspection.
    • Ensure that the requirements of the painting specifications are met.
    • Maintain adequate records.

     

    Painting Supervisor Grade 4

    • To supervise industrial Blasters and Painters in the preparation and application of Painting/Coating systems in accordance with all relevant standards, manufacturers data sheet recommendations , and environmental considerations.

     

    Blast Cleaning/Preparation Operative Grade 5A

    • To prepare surfaces to various standards prior to the application of paints and related products. Taking environmental considerations into account.

     

    Grade 5B Painting Operative

    • To paint or coat surfaces by brush roller or spray application to manufacturers and operators specifications. Taking environmental considerations into account.

     

    Site Coating Inspector

    • Ensure environmental conditions are within specification prior to coating.
    • Ensure surface preparation and coating operations are carried out in accordance with the specification and/or procedure qualifications.
    • Maintain records and report as necessary.

     

    Mill Coating Inspector

    • Act in support of the Project Engineer and/or QA surveyor on all matters relating to inspection.
    • Ensure environmental conditions are within specification prior to coating.
    • Ensure surface preparation and coating operations are carried out in accordance with the specification and/or procedure qualifications.
    • Maintain records and report as necessary.

     

    Agricultural Inspector

    • Description currently under review

    The requirements for each of the above categories are summarised in the examinations Requirements Document, which can be found on the downloads page. Within this document is a requirements matrix showing requirements for each category.