07:44 Oct-13-2008 Joe Buckley Consultant, ASNT L-III, Honorary Secretary of BINDT Level X NDT, BINDT, United Kingdom, Joined Oct 1999 506
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
----------- Start Original Message ----------- : I have a dumb question. What exactly is Rope Access and what method of NDT does it employ? ------------ End Original Message ------------
04:42 Oct-14-2008 Prasad Director, NDT Consultant Energy Workforce Group of Companies, Malaysia, Joined Aug 2003 12
Re: Rope Access ----------- Start Original Message ----------- : I have a dumb question. What exactly is Rope Access and what method of NDT does it employ? ------------ End Original Message ------------ 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.