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David Bunch
David Bunch
03:18 Nov-15-2009
What is the best class for preparation of the API QUTE test?

I am interested in earning my API QUTE certification. Can anyone recommend a class I can take in preparation for this? Also, what skills should I posses in order to pass this test? What books are useful in passing this test? Would the ASNT Handbook of Ultrasonics be a useful investment?

Thanks

    
 
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bob sudharmin
Engineering, Reliability and Integrity Eng
Shell Malaysia Trading, Malaysia, Joined Jan 2008, 54

bob sudharmin

Engineering, Reliability and Integrity Eng
Shell Malaysia Trading,
Malaysia,
Joined Jan 2008
54
07:10 Nov-15-2009
Re: What is the best class for preparation of the API QUTE test?
In Reply to David Bunch at 03:18 Nov-15-2009 (Opening).

If you surf in the API website under Individual Certification Program, a detail preparatory documents are listed. On the subject of classroom training, it is dependent on where you resides.

    
 
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J Mark Davis
Teacher, And Consultant
University of Ultrasonics, Birmingham, Alabama, USA, Joined Mar 2000, 85

J Mark Davis

Teacher, And Consultant
University of Ultrasonics, Birmingham, Alabama,
USA,
Joined Mar 2000
85
15:45 Nov-15-2009
Re: What is the best class for preparation of the API QUTE test?
In Reply to David Bunch at 03:18 Nov-15-2009 (Opening).

The API QUTE examination is a practical UT Examination for Perfromance Demonstration. It is based upon four grading criteria: Detection 80%, Flaw Characterization 80%, Accuracy 80%, and overacalls of no more than 20%.

This is a one day examintion normally held in Houston Texas. API has administered QUTE exams in China.

The current pass rate is about 50%.

I am the administrator for the API QUTE examination. I have developed the API examinations for QUSE, Crack Sizing, and the QUTB examination for corrosion of Tank Bottoms.

Go to www.api.org and download the test protocol and the UT Procedures.

Any basic Weld Inspection or Flaw Detection Class focusing on detection and flaw characterization skills will greatly help you. Plotting skills are a key element in taking this examination. Also, Signal Characteriztion features like rise and fall time, and pulse duration is a must.

Good luck,

J. Mark Davis
Davis NDE, Inc.
University of Ultrasonics

    
 
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Oliviero Oldani
NDT Inspector,
Quality Control srl, Italy, Joined Oct 2008, 414

Oliviero Oldani

NDT Inspector,
Quality Control srl,
Italy,
Joined Oct 2008
414
18:26 Nov-15-2009
Re: What is the best class for preparation of the API QUTE test?
In Reply to J Mark Davis at 15:45 Nov-15-2009 .

To J. M. Davis,
which is the difference between QUTE examination and the examination required by the API RP 2X for UT operators?
Thank you in advance for your reply

    
 
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J. Mark Davis
Teacher, And Consultant
University of Ultrasonics, Birmingham, Alabama, USA, Joined Mar 2000, 85

J. Mark Davis

Teacher, And Consultant
University of Ultrasonics, Birmingham, Alabama,
USA,
Joined Mar 2000
85
13:45 Nov-16-2009
Re: What is the best class for preparation of the API QUTE test?
In Reply to Oliviero Oldani at 18:26 Nov-15-2009 .

API QUTE is different from the API RP 2X.

QUTE is for general shearwave of piping and vessel components, while API RP 2X is for oil rig TKY joints.

Mark

    
 
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Len Andersen 212-839-6599
Engineering
New York City Department of Transportation, USA, Joined Nov 2009, 31

Len Andersen 212-839-6599

Engineering
New York City Department of Transportation,
USA,
Joined Nov 2009
31
17:05 Nov-16-2009
Re: What is the best class for preparation of the API QUTE test?
In Reply to David Bunch at 03:18 Nov-15-2009 (Opening).

Ladies and Gentlemen,
Contact below with your question and my guess is your not the first to ask and they will give you a list of names with they are "acceptable". Go from there.

American Petroleum Institute
1220 L Street, NW
Washington DC 20005-4070
202-682-8000

Upstream 202-682-8058
202-962-4797 FAX

techhelp@api.org
pubications@api.org
www.api.org

Hope I done you some good.
Sincerely
Len Andersen
PS – http://www.ndt.net/wshop/profile/profile.php?id=4694 (Photo Resume)

Active in NYC Civil Engineers Society www.ascemetsection.com

& NYC Chemical Engineers Society http://tinyurl.com/nyaiche

& NYC Mechanical Engineers http://sections.asme.org/metropolitan%5Fny/

212-839-6599 (O) / 914-237-7689 (H) / 914-536-7101 (Cell P)

    
 
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Joel Maldonado
Joel Maldonado
18:31 Mar-01-2016
Re: What is the best class for preparation of the API QUTE test?
In Reply to J Mark Davis at 15:45 Nov-15-2009 .

Hi Mark,
I am wanting to sign up for ur QUSE class. Before I do what type of probes do I need to get for the exam with API if I need to get them?

    
 
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