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Inspection, QC, NDT and Power Plant Piping

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Qibla, Kuwait City, Kuwait
Posted:
April 26, 2021

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Name : Ramesh Lakshmanan

Mobile: +965-********

Email id : adlyy4@r.postjobfree.com

Visa Status : Transferable

QC Engineer/NDT Specialist (ASNT-Level-III)

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CAREER OBJECTIVE

Carried out Quality function (Project document review, Manage Third party inspection (TPI), Surveillance, Auditing, Continuous improvement on EPC & Pre-Commissioning Processes control) to assure project execution as per specification and contractual quality requirement.

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

QA/QC, Welding & NDT Engineer with over 23 years of professional experience in with regards to Mechanical engineering practices involving with Quality supervision and Monitoring in various Construction and maintenance projects such as (Structural, Piping, equipment’s) and Field Engineering with emphasis of Inspection, Examine, Analyze, Testing and implementation in the Field in Refinery, and Power plant maintenance Projects.

Ensuring good quality of work has been carried in accordance with Project specifications, Codes, Standards and applicable Contract requirements.

Professionally Certified Welding Inspector (CWI) and Certified ASNT NDT Level - III (PT, MT, RT & UT Methods).

EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATION:

Bachelor of Technology in Mechanical (B.Tech Mechanical)

Diploma in Mechanical Engineering (DME)

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT COURSES :

ASNT NDT Level-III in PT, MT, RT & UT Methods (Certificate # 226154)

(American Society for Non-Destructive Testing)

AWS - CWI-Certified Welding Inspector (Certificate # 17021831 Valid up to 2023)

(American Welding Society)

Industrial Radiation safety officer (RSO) - 2008 to 2014 Approved by MOH-Kuwait

Internal QMS auditor ISO 9001 : 2000

PERSONAL DETAILS

Passport No : S4696876

Nationality : Indian

Date of birth : 25 May 1976

Family status : Married

Passport Expiry : 23/05/2028

PRESENT ADDRESS

Block No-8, Street No-43, Building No-26B, Flat No.04, Fahaheel, Kuwait.

LANGUAGES

English, Tamil, Hindi

WORK EXPERIENCES

07/03/2020

To STILL

AL-GHANIM INTERNATIONAL - KUWAIT

SENIOR WELDING INSPECTOR / NDT COORDINATOR

Project working: KIPIC – AL-ZOUR REFINERY PROJECT – EPC0059

Preparation & Review of Hydro/pneumatic test & Visual test packages of each piping systems.

Perform line check as per Isometrics Drawing and P&ID and recording punch list.

Witness the Hydro test & Pneumatic Test of each piping system along with saipem inspectors

Close out of Internal & Master Punch Items after reinstatement inspection at site.

Inspection witnessed Bolt torque test for piping & Pipeline

NDT Co-ordination between stork, Al-Ghanim & Saipem

Interpretation of RT film as per project approved procedure and International code.

Reinstatement / Post test check inspection as per Isometrics Drawing (ISO) and P&ID

01/2018 – 2/2020

2 YEARS/ 2 MONTH

BUREAU VERITAS - KUWAIT

NEW PLANT SURVEYOR

Projects worked: Third party inspection (TPI) Of MEW PROJECTS

Supply, Erection, Testing, Commissioning and Operation Maintenance for the Conversion of the Third Stage Az-Zour South Gas Turbine to Combined Cycle Plant CCGT-3 at MEW

Supply Erection, Operation and Maintenance for the Combined cycle gas turbine to the Upgrade power capacity at sabiya power & Distillation plant site (750 MW) Stage-3 at MEW.

Roles & Responsibilities:

Review & approval of all project related QA/QC Documents which as Quality Plan, Inspection test plan(ITP), Inspection Formats, Welding procedures, NDT Procedures, NDT Technicians qualification documents, Pneumatic /Hydro test procedures & Coating procedures.

Review & Witness of Project WPS, PQR’s, and Welders Qualification Test’s as per ASME Sec IX & Witnessed all Mechanical test.

Responsible for Inspection and quality control activities in fabrication & erection of U/G & A/G piping and installation of new static equipment’s, Structure and pre-commissioning inspection of the piping & equipment’s

Carried out Inspection & prepared check list of raw materials Correlated with Material Test Certificate, Visual & Quantity check, Mechanical Test Witness and Review.

Carried out Plant Structural Inspection with respect to ITP, P & ID’S & approved isometric drawings.

Stage wise inspection in fabrication, erection of pressure vessels, piping’s, storage tanks, and structural.

Survey and Monitoring of Welding parameters as per the approved WPS like Filler Materials, Backing gas, preheat, Inter pass temperature & Post weld heat treatment etc.

Survey and monitoring the welding consumables control/storage and handling as per the procedures.

Pipe line & Piping

Carried out Project Inspection of Pipe line, piping’s and construction, Bevel edge preparation, fit up, Welding, Weld Visual, Tie-in Welding, pre-heat, post heat, post weld heat treat treatment, Hydro & Pneumatic Testing, Surface Preparation, Painting, & all Non-destructive testing (NDT- PT, MT, RT, & UT, PAUT), Hardness test (HT), Positive material identification(PMI), Remote visual inspection as per relevant standard, drawing & contract requirements.

Carried out verticality survey(Plumpness), Roundness, peaking & banding of stacks, alignment survey of equipment’s

Fuel oil tank & Firefighting water Tank

Carried out Project Inspection of Site & Shop, API 650 Fuel oil storage tank, Firefighting water storage tank construction, piping’s, structures, Dimensional Check, Nozzle Orientation, Weld visual, Vacuum Box Testing, Reinforcement leak Test, Hydro Test, and Surface Preparation, Painting, Holiday Testing & all Non-destructive testing (NDT- PT, MT, RT & UT) as per relevant standard, approved drawing & contract requirements.

Carried out verticality survey (plumpness), Roundness, peaking & banding of tank shell, alignment survey of equipment’s, settlement survey of tanks using theodolite, total station.

Review the hydro test packages & final PEC test-Package documents of each piping systems.

Conversant with various international Codes and Standards like, ASME (Section – I, II, V, VI, VIII, IX & B31.1 & B31.3), API (API 510, API 650, API 653, 670 & API 571), OEM guidelines and industrial practices.

Familiar working with personnel from diverse nationalities and quality management systems of ISO 9001 certified organizations.

11/2014 – 12/2017

3 YEARS/ 2 MONTHS

BUREAU VERITAS - KUWAIT

NON DESTRUCTIVE EXAMINATION (NDE) & WELDING SURVEYOR

Projects worked: Third party inspection (TPI) Of MEW - Mechanical Maintenance Projects

(Shuaiba Power Station, Al-Zour Power Station & Doha West Power station)

Roles & Responsibilities:

Corrosion & Erosion monitoring:

Corrosion & Erosion monitoring of piping, tube / equipment’s by thickness measurement, visual inspection and NDT inspection as per MEW contract requirements

All tubes (super heater, re-heater, economizer, boiler tubes, steam drum, feed water tank, deaerator tank & piping) thickness survey reports & all NDE activities witness & reports review.

Detailed failure investigations like

Remaining life assessment (RLA) of boiler, main steam line piping inspection witness & reports review

Failure investigation of Boiler tubes, super heater, Re-heater, Economizer tubes, HP & LP Pipe line, condensate & distiller piping failure during in-service, vessels, and suggest for temporary or permanent measures.

During emergency shutdown find the tube, valve leakages & equipment’s failure, analyze the cause of failure and observation & recommendation report submitted to MEW.

Initial & Final survey of Equipment’s

Inspection of oil / gas fired thermal power plant & combined cycle gas turbine plant ‘s various equipment like, boiler, HRSG, distillation plant, pressure vessels, tanks, fans, air pre heater, high pressure piping, heat exchanger etc. and its’ spares parts in accordance with various standards like ASME, API etc. and OEM manuals.

Carried out Routine external inspection boiler for hot flue gas leak, deformation casing and enclosures insulations, Expansion joints.

Welding & NDT Survey

Review / Approval of standard quality plan, inspection & testing plan (ITP), welder qualification, WPS/PQR, NDT procedures, heat treatment procedure etc. of vendor / contractor.

During repair/modification of equipment’s, piping & pipe line or replacement pipes - Witnessing of Bevel edge preparation, fit up, Welding, pre-heat, post heat, post weld heat treat treatment, & all Non-destructive testing(NDT- PT, MT, RT, & UT). Hardness test(HT),& PMI as per relevant standard, drawing & contract requirements,

Survey and monitoring the welding consumables control/storage and handling as per the procedures.

During annual shutdown Boiler, turbine, HRSG, Distiller initial survey carried out and initial & final survey report submitted to MEW with observation & recommendations.

Outage/maintenance quality management/assurance, contractor/supplier audit, maintenance planning

management, maintenance optimization, technical audits, training and development of client & contractor staff.

Paint Coating

Selection, preparation and inspection of coating system for equipment’s, tanks and piping in different operating conditions

Ensures the correct application of Quality Control, that all sites activities are carried out according to MEW procedures, standards and approved drawings.

08/2007 – 10/2014

7 YEARS/ 7 MONTHS

INTEGRAL SERVICES CO. W.L.L/ KUWAIT

NDE/QC ENGINEER

PROJECTS WORKED:

FABRICATION AND SUPPLY OF MODULAR RECOVERY PLUS SYSTEM

CLIENT : EQUATE PETROCHEMICAL COMPANY – 2007

Inspection and QA/QC activities in fabrication & erection of piping and installation of new static equipment’s, Structure and pre-commission inspection of the piping & equipment’s.

Facilities Upgrade and Relocation of U/G Process Piping project at GC 22, - 2007 - 2008

CLIENT : Kuwait Oil Company

Inspection and quality control activities in fabrication & erection of U/G & A/G piping and installation of new static equipment’s, Structure and pre commission inspection of the piping & equipment’s

SHUAIBA BOILER REFURBISHMENT CONTRACT IN REFINERY- 2008

CLIENT : KNPC SHUIABA REFINERY - KUWAIT.

RESPONSIBLE FOR INSPECTION AND QUALITY CONTROL ACTIVITIES IN FABRICATION & ERECTION OF BOILER TUBES, PIPE WELDING AND NON DESTRUCTIVE TESTING (NDT).

EPC CONTRACT FOR CONSTRUCTION OF NEW AIR SEPARATION UNIT FOR – 2008 TO 2009

CLIENT: SHUAIBA OXYGEN

Inspection and QA/QC activities in fabrication & erection of piping and installation of new static equipment’s, Structure, Tank and Non Destructive Testing.

SURVEY OF AMONIUM STORAGE TANK SPECILITIES 2009 - 2010

CLIENT : PETROCHEMICAL INDUSTRIES COMPANY (PIC)

Remaining life assessment of piping & tank (NDT-PT, MT, RLA, MFL, UT & VACCUM BOX TESTING)

MAINTENANCE OF PROCESS PIPING REPLACEMENT UNDER GRTA MAINTENANCE CONTRACT

CLIENT : KNPC SHUIABA REFINERY – KUWAIT.(2010 – 2011)

RESPONSIBLE FOR INSPECTION AND QUALITY CONTROL ACTIVITIES IN FABRICATION & ERECTION OF REPLACEMENT OF PROCESS PIPING LINE INSPECTION, SHOP & FIELD WELDS, PWHT, NDT, PAINTING, HYDROTEST & FINAL DOCUMENTATION OF THE PIPING.

ANNUAL PLANT MAINTENANCE SERVICES - 2011 - 2012

CLIENT: DOHA WEST POWER STATION - KUWAIT.

Responsible for carrying out maintenance activities of static equipment’s and Power & Process piping during regular and shutdown maintenance.

REPLACEMENT / INSTALLATION OF IRT PIPE LINE,

CLIENT : KNPC SHUIABA REFINERY - KUWAIT. – 2013 - 2014

RESPONSIBLE FOR INSPECTION AND QUALITY CONTROL ACTIVITIES IN FABRICATION & ERECTION OF U/G & A/G PIPING AND INSTALLATION OF NEW STRUCTURE AND PRECOMMISSIONG INSPECTION OF THE PIPING & EQUIPMENTS.

HYDRO JET CLEANING & NDT - EDDY CURRENT TESTING OF HEAT EXCHANGERS (26 NOS).- 2014

CLIENT : PETROCHEMICAL INDUSTRIES COMPANY (PIC)

Responsible for carrying out eddy current testing of heat exchanger tubes, reports review, and co-ordination with PIC Engineer’s.

Roles & Responsibilities: (NDT - Engineer)

Manage and executing the in-house (ISCO) and external projects (Koc, KNPC, MEW & other clients).

Co-ordination and follow up with sub ordinates for meeting the client’s requirements.

Preparation of Contract estimation & Control budgets.

Preparation of NDT – PT, MT, RT, UT, HT, UTG, VT procedures

Review and approve the NDT procedures and NDT personnel qualification

Co-ordinate with MOH Radiation safety production department Engineers for TLD Badge and radiation measuring equipment’s calibration.

Co-ordinate with clients &Third party for inspection and NDT activities.

All measuring and testing equipment’s calibration & Certifications

Assisting and providing the training for NDT Technicians.

Manage and preparing the ISO documentation work

Full filled the radiation safety (personal & equipment) requirements

Roles & Responsibilities: (Shop / Refinery / Power Plant)

Projects related QA/QC Documents like Quality Plan, Inspection test plan(ITP), Inspection Formats, Welding procedures, NDT Procedure, NDT Technicians qualification documents, Hydro test procedures preparation.

Project required WPS, PQR’s, preparation and Welders Qualification Test’s as per ASME Sec IX.

Handled different types and grades of Carbon steel, Stainless steel, Alloy steel, etc. Familiar with Manual, Semi-Automatic & Automatic Welding for SMAW, SAW, TIG, Conducted, Prepared & Witnessed ITP, WPS, PQR & WQT as per related codes, weld Inspection & Repair works.

Inspection witnessed in the shop /site stage wise fit up, weld visual inspection, surface preparation & Coating for different equipment’s.

Monitoring of Welding parameters as per the approved WPS like Filler Materials, Backing gas, preheat, Inter pass temperature & Post weld heat treatment etc.

Inspection witnessed NDT like PT, MPI, UT, evaluation of RT films, PMI, Hardness test, Holiday Testing, and Hydro & Pneumatic testing for pipes, Hardness Testing, PWHT etc

Interpretation of RT film as per project approved procedure and as per International code.

Witnessing Pressure (Hydro / Pneumatic) Testing for Piping / Equipment’s

Ensure that pipe supports, hangers and guides have been installed in accordance with the Piping drawings and the pipe support details.

Hydro testing for Piping, boilers & equipment’s (Boiler tubes- Eco, SH, RH, Steam drum, piping).

Responsibility for Inspection of Boilers, turbine, distillation unit, coordination with client and Third party, supervising NDT, PWHT activities and final Document submission to Third party and client for approval.

Preparation of As-built documentation and Inspection reports, submission to client for completion of maintenance activities carried out. Assist with backup documents for client invoicing.

In charge for certain critical jobs like Main gas line leak repair, replacement of Super heater coils, replacement of main steam line T-Piece to Turbine, installation of Main steam line to Distiller Control valve, Main stop valve, Heat exchanger tube bundle top shell replacement of HP Heater & LP Heaters, safety valve replacement & testing, which comprises of planning, inspection of new component, machining, quality plan, approval and making of Quality documents for client invoicing.

Conversant with various international Codes and Standards like, ASME SEC-I, II, V, IX, ASME B31.1, ASME B31.3, API-650, ASTM std’s etc.

01/1999 – 07/2007

7 Years / 7 Months

M/S. AL-RASHED FASTENERS & ENGINEERING FABRICATION SERVICES- KSA

QA / QC SUPERVISOR

Responsibilities:

Quality control inspection test plan preparation and ISO, API Documentations

Monitoring daily QA/QC Department activities and Co-ordinate with customer & third party inspectors

Conducting periodical internal audits with inter departments

Review the incoming & out going material certificates and other relevant documents.

Raise NCR against non-conformities in the raw materials, products and pipes

Incoming raw material, finished product inspection and final process inspection.

Mechanical testing (tensile, yield, elongation, compression test, hardness test, impact tests, proof test, torque test, shear test) reports and coating reports verification.

Customer inquiry and order verifications.

Iso procedures, work instruction preparation and documentations.

All measuring, testing equipment’s calibration & certifications.

Non-destructive test like PT, MPT, RT, UT testing and reporting

08/1995 – 08/1998

3 Years

M/S. DEV FASTENERS LTD – TAMILNADU, INDIA

QC INSPECTOR

Responsibilities:

Worked as a QC inspector in leading Fasteners Company. Involved in Inspection, documentation & co-ordination with customer/third-party inspectors.

Declaration

I hereby declare that the information’s furnished above are true and best of my knowledge.

Yours Sincerely

Place: Fahaheel - Kuwait

Date: (Ramesh Lakshmanan)



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