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Offering over 18 Years of comprehensive Engineering experience in QA/QC activities in the areas of shop floor inspection, vendor inspection & third party inspection. 

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    • Inspection of Pressure vessels, Heat Exchangers, Pumps, Valves, Blowers, Structural items for Refinery,Petrochemicals, Pipelines, Oil & Gas sector.

     

    • Inspected claded / weld overlaid (SS & Inconel) equipments with U/U2 stamp requirements for sour service. Vessels/columns with internal attachments and fittings like demisters and external (load bearing) attachments etc.

     

    • Having experience in Inspection of Weld and weld overlay (SMAW, GTAW, SAW, GMAW, and FCAW) as per approved WPS/PQR. Witnessing of NDT methods UT, MT, PT and interprétation of RT films.

     

    • Worked with different type of Ferrous materials including CS, HSLA, SS, DSS and Non Ferrous materials like Ti and Ni and its alloys.

     

    •  Having experience in different type of heat treatment processes like hardening (quenching) & tempering, Normalisation, PWHT and

     

    • Thickness handled upto 180mm with hot forming of shell plates..

     

    • Witnessed different type of Mechanical testing for Materials, weld test coupon & PTCs  (tested with as delivery condition, Simulated PWHT conditions)

     

    • Conversant with ASME Sec II, VIII, IX, V, B16.5, B31.3, API 598, ASTM, NACE MR0175

Work experience

Oct 2009Present

Sr. Surveyor

Tata Projects Limited
  • Inspection of various products at vendor place as a third party inspector as per the inspection notification, calls.
  • Preparing inspection reports (IR) based on inspection observations and inspection release notes (IRN)
  • Review of Quality and Inspection Reports /Documents, Procedures.

 

Summary of Resident Inspection assignments handled:

 

PeriodVendor & PlaceProject Name / DetailsItems handled
Jan-10 to Feb-10M/s. Doosan Mecatec, South KoreaADCO project of Petrofac.Inspection of pressure vessels
May-10  to  July-11M/s ISGEC Dahej, Gujart, India
Kauther Depletion Compression Project of PetrofacHigh Pressure,  weld overlaid & U2 stamped vessels,
Aug-11 to May-12Doosan Vina, Viet Namfor Turkmen gas Project of Petrofac.U stamped Cladded vessels & sulphur condensers
Sep-12 to Dec-12M/s ABJ, Kuwait
Laggan Tormore Project of PetrofacInspection of cladded pressure vessels and skid mounted pipe racks
Dec-12 to Feb-13KOC Site-KuwaitKOC Project of PetrofacInspection of Pipings, Pipe lines & Incoming materials

Apr 2013 – Dec 2013

Cethar Limited and its vendor NR Airpreheaters (P) limited, Trichy, India4x300MW Power plant of SKSInspection and expediting of Air Preheaters for boilers
Jul-14 to Dec-14M/s Alpha ECC Vung Tau City, Viet NamNSRP Project of JGCInspection of Burners for Combustion Chamber
Jan - 15 to Feb - 15
GS Entec Corp & DKME, Changwon City, South Korea
AL-RAR & SOHAR
Inspection of cladded pressure vessels, visited as leave replacement.
Mar - 15 to Mar - 16
M/s L&T Powai, Mumbai
ZADCO Project
Inspection of U/U2 stamped Shell and Tube heat exchangers

                                                        

   Some of Major equipments inspected During the above assignments                                 

  • Inlet separators (vertical) - 180mm CS+ inc825 WO) – 2 Nos
  • Suction Scrubbers (Vertical) – 94mm CS+SS WO) – 2 nos
  • Wet Condensate drum (Hor. Vessel–155mm CS+SS WO)
  • Sulphur condensers – 20 nos
  • Sulphur coolers - 4 Nos
  • Water draw off vessel – 1 No (Inconel 825 Cladded)
  • Amine Flash drum – 4 Nos (SS316L Cladded)
  • Condensate Flash drum – 2 Nos (Inconel 825 Claded)
  • LP Flare KO drum – 2 Nos (SS316L Cladded)
  • Acid Gas knock out drum – 4 Nos (SS316L Cladded)
  • Amine Refrigeration Reflux drum – 4 Nos (SS 316L Cladded)
  • Sour Water Degassing Drum – 2 Nos (SS316L Cladded)
  • Off-Spec Condensate Degassing Drum – 1 No
  • MP Gas Coolers – 4 Nos
  • Booster gas compressor inter stage coolers – 3 Nos
  • Booster gas compressor discharge coolers – 6 Nos
  • Gas lift compressor inter stage coolers – 4 Nos
  • Gas lift compressor discharge coolers – 2 Nos

  Job Responsibilities:                                   

  • Understanding the project specific requirements from KOM, PIM, Project specifications & client specifications.
  • Conversant with all procedures (WPS/PQR, Forming, Heat treatment, PWHT, PMI, Hydro & Pneumatic Tests, Surface Preparation & Painting, Material Testing etc)
  • Inspection of incoming raw materials (Plates/cladded plates) including bought-out items (Forgings, Pipes, Flanges, Fittings) and review of MTCs as per TDC & material standards with requirements of EN10204 type 3.2/3.1
  • Expediting the documentation submission for approval.
  • Monitoring/inspection of shop fabrication activities like fit-up of shell courses, nozzles & dished ends, welding, during manufacture as per drawing/ ITP.
  • Witness of Mechanical testing of Materials & PTC – As delivery condition, Simulated PWHT conditions, for verification purposes etc (ex: Sacrificial testing of forging).
  • Witness of stage wise inspection activities and review of reports.
  • Witnessing of procedure and performance qualification for weld and weld overlays (if any).
  • Witness of NDEs like UT, MT, PT and Mechanized Tandem UT as per ITP, NDE map and interpretation of RT Films.
  • Inspection before, during & after welding
  • Inspection of corrosion resistant weld overlay (Visual, PMI, Ferrite, Disbanding UT)
  • Inspection of clad restoration area, Cuso4 check at clad removal area.
  • Monitoring of hot forming of shell plates, PWHT of Vessels and review of    records & charts
  • Witnessing/performing of final inspection & hydro test.
  • Inspection of surface preparation activities like blasting, pickling and passivation, painting & Packing.
  • Review of Quality and Inspection Reports/Documents/MRB (Manufacturer Record Book)
Apr 2007Oct 2009

Dy. Manager - QA/QC

M/s Titanium Tantalum Products Ltd, Chennai.

 

  • Preparation of quality plans, Inspection and Testing procedure as per customer order and approved drawings.
  • Coordination with Third Party / Client inspectors
  • Raw Material inspection and verification of mill TC’s with correlation of identifications on the raw materials and review of check test T.C’s
  • Preparation of WPS & PQR as per ASME Sec IX.
  • Witness of NDT activities like UT, MT, PT on welds and in materials.
  • Visual inspection of weld joints.
  • Witness of NDT like UT, MT, PT on welds.
  • Maintaining the Lists of qualified WPS, PQR and Qualified Welder List with Welder Continuity Log / Records
  • Raising Non-Conformance Report, verification of corrective actions and closure of NCRs.
  • Review of radiography films.
  • Review of heat treatment records.
  • Final dimensional inspection.
  • Witnessing Hydro tests, RF pad leak tests, Pneumatic Tests on equipments.
  • Witness of PMI test, Hardness test of welds & base metals.
  • Witnessing Performance Tests of Pumps, Blowers & Valves Cycle tests
  • Handling Customers Complaints
  • Surface preparation and stage wise painting inspection as per standards and customer specification
Apr 2006Mar 2007

Sr.Engineer – Inspection

M/s Arjun Technologies India Ltd, Chennai.

  • Inspection and Expediting at vendor’s works
  • Reviewing and Approval of Supplier’s QAP and Welding procedures.
  • Witnessing of mechanical and chemical tests at laboratories
  • Witnessing of Welder Performance Qualification Test as per WPS &PQR.
  • Inspection of machined components.
  • Inspection of various stages in welding.
  • Inspection of various stages in welding,
  • Review of heat treatment charts, vendor reports and other quality documents.
  • Stage and Final Inspection at vendor place.
  • Preparing Final Documentation / Final Dossier for all equipments in projects
  • Handling Customers Complaints
Mar 2004Apr 2006

Engineer –  QA/QC

M/s Sakthi Hi-Tech Constn (P) Ltd, Chennai.
    • Preparation of QAP as per customer order and approved drawings.
    • Coordination with Third Party / Client inspectors.
    • Raw Material inspection and verification of mill TC’s with correlation of identifications on the raw materials and review of check test T.C’s.
    • Witnessing of mechanical and chemical tests at laboratories.
    • Preparation of WPS & PQR as per ASME sec IX.
    • Conducting Welder Performance Qualification Test as per WPS &PQR
    • Witness of NDT activities like UT, MT, PT on welds and in materials.
    • Arranging Third party services to perform NDT and coordination with them.
    • Periodic calibration of measuring and testing equipments and maintaining the records.
    • Stage wise inspection as per QAP & Inspection of machined components.
    • Visual inspection of welds & Surfaces.
    • Witness of NDT like UT, MT, PT on welds.
    • Review of radiography films.
    • Review of heat treatment charts.
    • Final and assembly inspection of equipments
    • Preparation of final dossier /document.
    • Witnessing Hydro tests, RF pad leak tests, Pneumatic Tests on equipments.
    • Surface preparation and stage wise painting inspection as per standards and customer specification

 

Apr 2000Feb 2004

QC Engineer

M/s Trimaax technologies - Chennai.
  • Coordination with Third Party / Client inspectors.
  • Quality Control activities in the shop floor
  • Raw Material inspection and review of test certificates.
  • Witnessing of mechanical and chemical tests at laboratories.
  • Conducting Welder Performance Qualification Test as per WPS &PQR
  • Arranging Third party services for NDT and coordination with them.
  • Periodic calibration of measuring and testing equipments and maintaining the records.
  • Visual inspection of welds & surfaces.
  • Inspection of machined components.
  • Witness of NDT like MT, PT on welds.
  • Final dimensional inspection.
  • Stage and final reports preparation.
  • Witnessing Hydro tests, RF pad leak tests, Pneumatic Tests on equipments.
  • Surface preparation and painting inspection.


May 1997Mar 2000

Quality control supervisor

M/s Anand Engg Industries - Trichy.
  • Raw Material inspection.
  • Quality Control activities in the shop floor
  • Visual inspection of welds & surfaces.
  • Inspection of machined components.
  • Witness of NDT like MT, PT on welds.
  • Visual and stage and final dimensional inspection.
  • Maintaining electrode backing records.
  • Control of welding consumables.
  • Stage and final reports preparation.
  • Surface preparation and painting inspection.

Inspected Items include

  • Pressure vessels (with cladding, weld overlay and rubber lined), Columns, Heat Exchangers, Pumps, Blowers, Valves (ball, check, globe, control, gate) pipes & pipe fittings, casting, Forging items,
  • Burners for combustion chambers.
  • Air preheaters and boiler accessories for boilers
  • Wind mill towers, Nacelles and doors
  • Boiler supporting columns & fabricated structures, Ducts, Dampeners.
  • Cement plant kiln burners, burner suspension trolleys, Fluid bed coolers.
  • Sea Water Pipes & Miter Bends, Shuttle Transfer Station Assy.
  • Machined components like valve components, shafts, pump shafts, sleeves, glands, Bearing housings and roller wheels
  • EB Substation Transformer tanks.

Customers/Vendors handled

1. Petrofac E&C (Sharjah) orders - L&T Powai, ISGEC Dahej, GS Entec, Doosan, DKME (S.Korea), KOC, ABJ Kuwait & Doosan Vina (Viet Nam).

2. JGC (Japan) orders - Alpha ECC (Vietnam)

3. Shell Eastern petroleum Limited -

4. FLS Midth, FFE Minerals,

5. Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Japan

6. IGCAR, BHEL, SDSC-SHAR, ISRO, SPIC, Solaris Chemtech Ltd, Meghmani Finechem Limited, Tamilnadu Petro Chemicals Ltd.

Education

20122015

Mechanical Engineer (B.Tech)

Karnataka State Open Univercity
19941997

Mechanical Engineer (Diploma)

Government Polytechnic, Trichy

Certifications

2009

CSWIP

TWI

Welding Engineer - 3.1 Certificate

2005

NDE Level II

ASNT

RT, UT, MT & PT