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API Fall Equipment and Standards API SOI ASNT Liaison Report

Renaissance Hotel, San Francisco • Standards and Publications
11-01-06 – ASNT
Subcommittee on Inspection
ASNT Liaison Report • CP-189
by • CP-105
Gary Heath – 2006 editions release 1st Quarter ‘07

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• Methods • NDT Reliability Committee
– Ultrasonic – Mil Hbk 1823 “NDT Reliability Evaluation
• The UT Handbook is in review and is scheduled System Reliability Assessment” rewrite
for publication 2nd quarter ’07
– POD BOK Draft
– Magnetic Flux Leakage Committee
• Developing Question and Answer booklets for • Certifications
Level I, II and III – A new ASNT Level II program was approved and
• Chemical and Petroleum Committee will model the ASNT III program
– Initiative Ultrasonic Thickness Testing Examiner
– Working on the handbook and publication in
program with industry specific requirements.

To address the high percentage of
• A major owner user company survey of employer certified thickness testing
ultrasonic thickness examiners taking a examiners that cannot
performance based examination
detect, define and document
resulted in a 70% failure rate. corrosion / erosion and laminar
discontinuities typically found in
petro-chemical applications.


chemical – 5 MHz. “Recommended Guidelines for the Qualification and Certification of ASME / ASTM Document Nondestructive Personnel” (general – SE-797-95 “Standard practice for industry recognized document). . Vessels and Storage Tanks (UTTE) 2 . may or may not be operating when the examination is performed. and other industries – dual element transducers • “In-service” .UTT Examiner Specific Certification Program – Purpose: To provide standardized third-party Ultrasonic Thickness Examiner of exams designed to determine the In-Service Piping. PERSONNEL REQUIREMENTS CURRENT EXAMINATION ASNT Documents REQUIREMENTS – SNT-TC-1A. oil and gas exploration and production. power generation. (Proposed ANSI Standard . – CP-105 Standard Training Outlines for Qualification of Nondestructive Testing Personnel. Measuring Thickness by Manual – CP-189. marine. “Standard for the Qualification Ultrasonic Pulse-Echo Contact Method” and Certification of Nondestructive Personnel” (ANSI standard).) Proposal 1 – Develop an Industry Proposal 1. petrochemical.ULTRASONIC THICKNESS TESTING TECHNIQUE LONGITUDINAL BEAM • Instrumentation • Primary Use – Ultrasonic thickness gauge with an A-Scan – Measure the remaining thickness presentation – Used to detect corrosion.375” diameter placed into operation and – operating in the pitch catch mode. Pressure competence of UTT examiners. erosion and laminar – Ultrasonic flaw detectors discontinuities • Search units • Used in refining.

Written General Exam 1. Written Specific Exam 2. define and ASNT CP-189 requirements document discontinuities 3 . Covers fundamentals. Has test pieces with known 1. principles & theory of UT 3. Hands-on Practical Exam 3. Reviewed existing UT exam content exam content development for applicability 3. Requires demonstration of 3. Oil & Gas Industry Buy-in exam development Committee 2. Developing A-scan questions for UTT straight beam inspections Proposal 1 Proposal 1 Exams Required (UTT): General Exam: 1. Proposal 1. Created Petro-Chemical Sector & 1. 30 multiple choice questions defects representative of actual 2. Covers industry standards API industry discontinuities or ASTM requirements 2. Meets SNT-TC-1A & ANSI / ability to detect. Meets SNT-TC-1A & ANSI / ASNT CP-189 requirements Proposal 1 Proposal 1 Practical Exam: Specific Exam: 1.Ultrasonic Proposal 1 Thickness Testing Examiner Required Actions: ASNT Actions To Date: 1. Industry participation in 2. 40 multiple choice questions 2.

training. Documented experience format 2. experience & examination Term: requirements per SNT-TC-1A and Valid for 5 years. 4 . Successful completion of all 2. CP-189. Proposal 1 Proposal 1 Delivery System: Intended outcome: ASNT will certify an individual 1. Proposal 2 Answering the Certification Needs of the Oil & Gas Industry Immediate Need: Proposal 2 – Develop industry Standardized third-party written examinations – certification of NDT personnel to perform MFL examinations Magnetic Flux Leakage Testing (MFLT) of Above Ground on tank bottoms in the Petro- Storage Tank Bottoms Chemical Industry. All exams can be administered at all ASNT Authorized Examination three exams Centers (AECs) Proposal 1 Proposal 1 Certification: Certification: The ASNT certificate is proof that The ASNT certificate is proof that the holder has met all of the per the holder has met all of the SNT-TC-1A and CP-189. Specific & Practical after the following: UTT exams fit into the ACCP 1. The General.

Proposal 2 Proposal 2 Purpose: Develop industry specific To provide standardized third-party magnetic flux leakage (MFL) written examinations designed to cover written examinations for tank the General and Specific examination requirements for Magnetic Flux floor testing. Industry participation in content for applicability defining Sector requirements 3. Covers fundamentals. Follows SNT-TC-1A & CP-189 requirements 5 . 2. Reviewed existing MT exam 2. Created Petro-Chemical Sector & exam development Committee 1. Industry participation in exam 4. SNT-TC- 1A and CP-189. Oil & Gas Industry Buy-in 2. Developing an ASNT NDT Level II content development written-only exam program Proposal 2 Proposal 2 MFL Exams Required: General Exam: 1. 40 multiple choice questions 1. Written Level II General Exam 2. Proposal 2 Proposal 2 ASNT Actions To Date: Required Actions: 1. Leakage Testing (MFLT) as defined by Recommended Practice No. Written Level II Specific Exam principles & theory MT and MFL 3. Developing MFL exam questions 3.

Assist in development of content of having passed the General & 3. 7. Maintain online certification lists 35 36 6 . 6. 33 34 Proposal 2 ASNT’S Role Certification: 1. Psychometrically validate exams Specific exams. Grade exams and issue certificates the employer may certify the cert holder to perform NDT. Both exams can be administered the examination requirements for at AECs or at the employers by Level II for the MFL technique. Provide the examination format The employer may accept the ASNT Level II certificate as proof 2. 31 32 Proposal 2 Proposal 2 Delivery System: Intended outcome: 1. ASNT NDT Level II certificate attesting that the holder has met 2. Administer examinations and documentation of experience. Proposal 2 Proposal 2 Specific Exam: Practical Exams: 1. ASNT will issue an through the Internet. Cert validity will be 5 years. 30 multiple choice questions ASNT will not administer 2. The General & Specific exams Upon successful completion of can be given on computer both exams. Practical exam development and administration 3. Can be designed to cover API Practical exams as part of this specified requirements initiative. Meets SNT-TC-1A & CP-189 will be the responsibility of the requirements employer or the Industry Sector. Upon completion 4. Maintain examination database of the employer’s Practical exam 5. an ASNT certified Monitor.

Provide Task Group members to 1. 2. Certification by technique is available and the UTT and MFL techniques can examination content be added to UT & MT. Provide industry requirements for 2. 2. 37 38 ASNT Level II Program 1. The ACCP is currently accredited by completed examinations ANSI in accordance with ISO 17024. Provide Industry buy-in to the 3. 39 7 . Industry’s Role ACCP Information 1. 3. UT & VT. PT. The program will offer certification by individual technique or full test method depending on the Specific examinations taken. The ACCP provides Level II assist with exam development certification in MT. RT. This program is modeled on the ASNT NDT Level III program and will be submitted to ANSI for ISO 17024 accreditation.