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Liam Fitzgerald
NDT Inspector
PCN, United Kingdom, Joined Oct 2009, 1

Liam Fitzgerald

NDT Inspector
United Kingdom,
Joined Oct 2009
10:07 Oct-28-2009
Advice on getting into Ultrasonic " pigging " of pipeline's

Hi i'm a level 2 PCN in UT MT and PT I'm looking to getting into in-line ultrasonic inspection of pipeline's.

I just wanted some advice on courses if there are any and which one's to go on which is the best one to give me the basics etc etc.

Also like to hear from any guys that work in the field

Thanks in advance


John O'Brien
Consultant, -
Chevron ETC , USA, Joined Jan 2000, 278

John O'Brien

Consultant, -
Chevron ETC ,
Joined Jan 2000
19:08 Oct-30-2009
Re: Advice on getting into Ultrasonic " pigging " of pipeline's
In Reply to Liam Fitzgerald at 10:07 Oct-28-2009 (Opening).


your request may not be clear. The development of ILI ultrasonic tools is pretty specific and managed internally be specialized vendors Rosen, NDE Systems. Applus RTD, AGR, A Hak, etc. If you want a move into that area you need to be contacting them about employment opportunities. I don't think many are based in the UK.


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