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Jimmy
Jimmy
07:24 Oct-12-2008
Rope Access

I have a dumb question. What exactly is Rope Access and what method of NDT does it employ?


    
 
 
Joe Buckley
Consultant, ASNT L-III, Honorary Secretary of BINDT
Level X NDT, BINDT, United Kingdom, Joined Oct 1999, 519

Joe Buckley

Consultant, ASNT L-III, Honorary Secretary of BINDT
Level X NDT, BINDT,
United Kingdom,
Joined Oct 1999
519
07:44 Oct-13-2008
Re: Rope Access
No one more qualified has answered this so:

Rope access is doing NDT (or anything else of an inspection /maintenance type nature) while hanging from a rope. typically from a building, cliff, oil rig etc.

Almost any NDT method could be appropriate. The rope access qualification is mainly about safety. you need an NDT qualification as well. If you have an NDT ticket and are a keen mountain climber or potholer it could be worth looking into. Personally it would scare the s*** out of me just thinking about it.

Google 'rope access' or look up www.irata.org for more info

Joe

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Prasad
Director, NDT Consultant
Energy Workforce Group of Companies, Malaysia, Joined Aug 2003, 12

Prasad

Director, NDT Consultant
Energy Workforce Group of Companies,
Malaysia,
Joined Aug 2003
12
04:42 Oct-14-2008
Re: Rope Access
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It is a form of work positioning developed from techniques used in climbing and caving

In this technique non-readily accessible area is reachable by means of rope suspended from structure or feature concerned via selected anchor points

Rope Access appplications include

INSPECTION AND TESTING
SAFETY SURVEYS
STRUCTURAL SURVEYS
CLOSE VISUAL INSPECTION AND NONDESTRUCTIVE TESTING
MAINTENANCE AND REPAIR
LOCALISED CIVIL REPAIRS
MECHANICALREPAIRS
SECONDARY FIXINGS,
INSTALLATION OF ANODES ETC.
CLEANING AND PAINTING
JET SPRAY,GRIT BLAST METHOD,SPRAY PAINTING,ROLLER BRUSH,
FULL SURFACE PREPARATION,WINDOW CLEANING)
GEOTECHINCAL( CIVIL ENGINEERING)
SOIL NAILING,SPRAYED CONCRETE,ROCK FALL PREVENTION MESHING
CONSTRUCTION
CURTAIN WALLING

NDT with Rope access is an altrenative cost cutting slution for NDT with scaffolding.

One of the prominent rope access giverning bodies is IRATA ( Industrial Rope Access Trade Association, UK). You can get more info about rope certifications from their website.

Regards,

Prasad




    
 
 

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