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Name : Anthony Down       Nationality : British       Born : Feb.1962                 

Home Address : Co. Durham, England       Email:  adeles100@yahoo.com

Career Summary:

20 years experience in the quality control field gained during pipe line construction, pipe mill surveillance, module and jacket construction, off shore hook ups, refinery construction, fabrication shops, pressure vessel / pipe-work fabrication, the build and testing of valves, the build and testing of rotating equipment . I am familiar with most international codes and specifications E.G ANSI 31.3 , API 1104, API 6D, AWS D1.1 etc . Over the past 20 years I have gained vast experience working in a variety of capacities, as an NDT Technician, NDT Supervisor, Operations manager, Welding / Coating Inspector, Senior Inspector , Vendor inspector, Clients representative . I have worked in remote locations for extended periods with both European indigenous workforces. Fully conversant with all aspects of pipe line, module and jacket construction including welding, painting, coating inspection, hydro-test, backfill operations NDT & mechanical completion. Well versed in the preparation / audit of NDT procedures and reports and associated duties of level 3 personnel. 
I am well versed in the preparation of Inspection and test plans, able to communicate the inspection requirements as laid out in these plans during pre inspection meetings. I am capable of taking a specific job from the pre inspection meeting stage through to final release of the item.
Qualified to PCN Level 3 in RT,UT,MT & PT and PCN Level 2 in RT,UT,ET,MT & PT with additional CWIP qualifications in Ultrasonic phased array data interpretation, Alternating field current measurement and Senior Welding Inspector.  

Enquiries : Please click on the email link above to contact me.

Qualifications : 

Bureau Veritas (U.K) approved level 2 surveyor (Mechanical)
Qualifications. C.S.W.I.P 3.4U Underwater Inspection Controller
C.S.W.I.P 3.2 Senior Welding Inspector.
C.S.W.I.P. Level 2/Lloyds A.C.F.M. Operator.
C.S.W.I.P. Phased Array (AUT) Data interpreter.
P.C.N. Level 3 Industrial Radiography.
PCN Level 3 Ultrasonics (Welds)
PCN Level 3 Magnetic Particle Inspection (Welds, castings & forgings)
PCN Level 3 Dye penetrant inspection (Welds, castings & forgings)
P.C.N. Level 2 Industrial Radiographer.
P.C.N. Level 2 Ultra Sonics Plate, Pipe, Nozzle & Node.
P.C.N. Level 2 Magnetic Particle Inspection.
P.C.N. Level 2 Dye Penetrant Inspection.
P.C.N. Level 2 Eddy Current Inspection.
B.G.A.S. Welding Inspector. 
B.G.A.S. Radiographer.
B.G.A.S. Ultra Sonic Operator.
B.G.A.S. Site Coatings Inspector.
B.G.A.S. Magnetic Particle Inspector.
Quality Assurance Internal Assessor.
N.R. P.B. 3-Day R.P.S. Course and Exam Pass.
5 Day Combined Off Shore Survival and 
Fire Fighting Course.
Clandon Y.S.I. Metascope Course.
West Australia Transport of Radioactive Substances.
Shell Maps
Shell PICWS

Memberships/Licences :

Member of the British Institute of N.D.T.
W.A. Radiation Safety.
Full British Driving License.

Work History :

NOVEMBER 2002-PRESENT
COMPANY: BUREAU VERITAS
POSITION: CLIENT'S INSPECTOR (Company NDT level 3)

Appointed as Bureau Veritas UK Level 3 in October 2004, responsible for the review and final acceptance of all NDT reports, surveillance of all NDT sub contract staff and revision of all existing procedures.
Working on behalf of various client's Petrofac Iran, Petrobras Brazil, NPCC Abu Dhabi, ADWEA Abu Dhabi, Total Fina Elf, Shell U.K, SMOE Singapore, HDEC Korea, Technip U.K, DMRC India etc. Duties include carrying out third party inspection at various vendors premises throughout the U.K. Projects include:
Corus Hartlepool Pipe Mill - Witness mechanical testing of 42" line pipe leading to the issue of 3.1C certification (Total Fina Elf).
Corus Concast mill, Scunthorpe - Witness the manufacture of steel blooms (Delhi Metro India).
Saint Gobain Hallam Pipe mill - Carry out in process and final inspection of ductile iron / concrete lined line pipe (Client's representative ADWEA).
ABB Aberdeen - Witness all stages of build and testing of sub sea choke valves, data book review and final release (Petrofac Iran).
Ardeth Engineering - Certifying authority during the fabrication of fine filtration vessel package (Petrofac Iran).
Shipham valves - Witness testing, documentation review and final release of aluminium bronze gate valves (Hyundai).
Howden Compressors - Stage inspection, Witness testing of compressors , data book review and final release ( Petrofac Iran).
Weir valves - Witness testing, paint inspection, review of documentation and final release of sub sea choke valves (Technip Offshore U.K)
Swagelock - Witness the build and testing of SBB & DBB valves, review documentation and final release (SMOE Singapore)
Other duties have included witness of NDT inspection (Shell Nelson compressor casing), witness ACFM inspection Elgin Franklin (Total Fina Elf), audit AUT inspection on behalf of various clients, inspection of structural steelwork, rotating equipment, pipeline fabrication etc.

MAY 2002-NOVEMBER 2002
COMPANY: INSPECTION AND CONSULTANCY SERVICES
POSITION: WELDING INSPECTOR

Working on behalf of the Manx energy authority during the construction of the Pulrose gas pipeline 22km x 10". Duties include monitoring all welding and coating operations, ultrasonic inspection of final tie-in welds.

MARCH 2002-MAY 2002
COMPANY: OIS (ME)
POSITION: NDT CO-ORDINATOR 

Based on Das Island, Abu Dhabi during the Adgas train 2 shut-down, responsible for the allocation of work to NDT Technicians, raising of necessary permits and supervision of work force.

AUG 2001-MARCH 2002
COMPANY: O.I.S
POSITION: A.C.F.M OPERATOR

Based on the Shell Shearwater platform North Sea carrying out ACFM inspection of stainless steel pipe-work and manifolds. The purpose of the inspection being to identify areas of stress corrosion cracking.

MAY 2001-PRESENT
COMPANY: PR OFFSHORE
POSITION: A.C.F.M. OPERATOR

Based on various platforms / vessels in the North Sea carrying out sub-sea A.C.F.M. Inspection. Coflexip Stena onboard DSV Wellservicer, inspection of Talisman Claymore jacket. DSND based onboard Agip Balmoral carrying out five yearly DNV survey. TSC based onboard BP Bruce platform carrying out stainless steel small-bore A.C.F.M. survey.

AUG. 2000 - MAY 2001
COMPANY:O. I.S.
POSITION: SENIOR N.D.T TECHNICIAN

Based on various platforms in the North Sea carrying out both Sub-sea and topside inspection. Sub-sea riser inspection in the Forties field, Sub-sea A.C.F.M. and ultrasonic Inspection on the Buchan Alpha. Sub-sea structural and riser survey on the Maersk Giant jack up carrying out both ultrasonic and A.C.F.M. Inspection (Technical Software Consultants) responsible for topside evaluation of results.

JAN 98 - AUG 00
COMPANY: MAPEL.
POSITION: INSPECTION SUPERVISOR 

Based offshore. North Sea on the Cormorant/Dunlin Alpha Platforms carrying out corrosion / vibration surveys on pipe-work and vessels, A.C.F.M. inspection of vessels, pipe-work and manifolds. Duties include Supervision of Inspection Personnel, compilation of completed work-packs and obtaining necessary permits.

AUG 97 - DEC 97
COMPANY: SHAW QED PIPELINE SERVICES
POSITION: N.D.T. SUPERVISOR/TECH. CONTROLLER.

Based in Perth West Australia responsible for the day to day operations of the N.D.T. personnel involved in various projects including the Dampier to Bunbury gas pipeline compressor stations up-grade and Murrin Murrin to  Leonora gas pipeline 88 KLMS. of 8 inch.

JULY 97 - AUG 97
COMPANY: O.I.S.
POSITION: QC INSPECTOR

Based on-Board the heavy lift barge Stanislav Yudin off-shore North Sea during the installation of Conoco Boulton Jacket and Top-Sides, Occidental K9-A compression module and the recovery of the North East Frigg Sub-Sea template. Duties included visual inspection of completed welds and 
compilation of QC documentation.

JUNE 97 - JULY 97
COMPANY: Q.E.D. (AUSTRALIA)
POSITION: SENIOR INSPECTOR 

Based on-board the Castoro 8 lay barge offshore Spain during the Installation of a 10-inch pipeline from Poseidon Central to North and South  Manifolds. Duties included ultrasonic inspection and radiographic  Interpretation.

MARCH 97-JUNE 97
COMPANY: Q.E.D. (AUSTRALIA)
POSITION: SENIOR INSPECTOR

Based on-board the Mighty Mariner Barge off-shore Indonesia working on the Tunu North Developments. Duties included ultrasonic inspection  of riser tie-in joints. Radiographic interpretation and coating inspection. Also carrying out ultrasonic inspection to land line on behalf of Total. 

JUNE 96 - MARCH 97
COMPANY: E.T.R.S. PTY. LTD.
POSITION: N.D.T. OPERATIONS MANAGER

Based in Perth West Australia responsible for the operational running of the  N.D.T. Department. Duties included client liaison, estimating man hours and price quotations, also responsible for the recruitment of personnel and technical control.

NOVEMBER 93 - JUNE 96
COMPANY: O.I.S. (B) SDN. BHD.
POSITION: ONSHORE INSPECTION COORDINATOR

Working for Brunei Shell E.Q.A. Department as on-shore inspection coordinator. Duties included auditing local contractors, Q.C. operations, estimating man-hours for welding, painting, coating and N.D.T. Inspection. Also responsible for the review of all Q.C. packages prior to submittal to Shell.

SEPTEMBER 92 - NOVEMBER 93
COMPANY: R.B.C. METAL TESTING
POSITION: N.D.T. SUPERVISOR

Based at White Street, Walker. Duties involved all aspects of N.D.T. including ultrasonic inspection of various configurations, interpretation of radiographs, plus visual inspection of completed welds. Work carried out at Walker  Fabrication Shop and V.S.E.L. at Barrow-in-Furness during the construction of pre-assembled units for the North Morecambe Gas Terminal.

OCTOBER 90 - AUGUST 92
COMPANY: CHARLTON METAL TESTING 
POSITION: N.D.T. TECHNICIAN

Based at Thistle Industrial Estate, Cowdenbeath, covering all N.D.T. on the construction of Mossmorran 3rd Module of the Shell N.G.L. Plant. Radiography of various size pipe work using both Iridium 192 and  Ytterbium 169 sources. Visual inspection of pipe work on Modules 1, 2 & 3. Also M.T. and PT inspection. Duties also included both radiography and interpretation of pipe work for Shell Gannet, BP Bruce and Shell Brent  Alpha oil Platforms at Redpath Engineering, Cowdenbeath.

JANUARY 85 - OCTOBER 90

I worked for various Inspection/N.D.T. Companies both in the U.K. and overseas. Employed  on a variety of projects in the capacity of welding/N.D.T. & Coating Inspector.

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