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As a certified FROSIO Level III expert, I have repeatedly experienced exciting and new fields of application for specific inspections during my many years of professional experience.  Here I share my experience, because the targeted use of FROSIO inspectors makes a valuable contribution to the longevity and efficiency of steel structures.

Inspection and non-destructive testing

Regular inspections and condition monitoring form the basis for quality assurance and maintenance management. The inspector's tasks can be summarized under "inspect, observe and report". Inspection ensures that work is performed in accordance with project specifications, procedures, and standards. The final report documents the findings and any discrepancies. StS provides condition monitoring and inspection of welding, surfacing and insulation work performed by specialists with professional experience and relevant certification such as FROSIO and NDT. A positive pressure habitat provides excellent working conditions for performing NDT in conjunction with hot work suction as welding operations often require NDT inspection upon completionTo address difficult access, StS offers NDT and FROSIO inspectors trained in industrial rope access.

1. Non-destructive testing methods

In addition to the already presented test methods HT Visual testing, VT Magnetic particle testing, MTEindentation testing, PT Eddy current testing, ET Ultrasonic testing, UT Radiography testing, there are further methods: RT Positive material identification PMI and hardness measurement HT.

2. PMI Positive material identification

Positive Material Identification (PMI) is used to analyze and identify material quality and alloy composition for quality and safety control. A rapid, non-destructive method of positive material identification is performed on a variety of components and assets and provides semi-quantitative chemical analysis. It is used for both material verification and identification. The method is used for quality control and safety compliance and is an essential part of managing the production and integrity of assets in many industries, including oil and gas, energy, chemical, pharmaceutical, nuclear, aerospace, and manufacturing. Positive material identification can prevent a potential product failure during manufacturing. In oil and gas, power generation and pharmaceutical companies, inspecting critical components and welds with PMI before and during operation can prevent failures and their costly consequences.

PMI can:

Ensure products/components are made from the correct alloy Find potentially mixed alloys Determine if the wrong material was used Ensure material is to the correct standard and specification (both customer and industry). Ensure welded components have used the correct filler material Positive material identification is performed using one of the following two techniques: X-ray fluorescence analyzer (XRF): this is the most commonly used method. Due to the portability of the handheld equipment, Intertek can perform PMI on-site at our customers' facilities. The instrument scans the metal material and identifies its key elements. However, it cannot detect carbon and some lighter elements and is not suitable for identifying pure carbon steel materials. Optical Emission Spectroscopy (OES): this method can detect almost all types of elements, including carbon and lighter elements as well as carbon steel. Although the instrument is not as portable as XRF analyzers, it can be transported to sites and used at high altitudes with appropriate lifting equipment. Intertek's experienced PMI inspectors can provide on-site results, followed by certification of the results in a written report. We also interpret and advise on the results. In addition, our response times ensure that we meet your production or inspection schedules. If further analysis is required, Intertek can provide the fully quantitative laboratory techniques to confirm the results. When you turn to us for positive material identification, you can count on fast, reliable service with accurate results that provide full quality assurance that your products or assets meet the required quality and safety standards in today's markets and industries.

3. HT Portable hardness test

Portable Hardness Testing (HT) is a non-destructive testing method used to determine the hardness value of a material. This method is used to test ferrous and non-ferrous metals and alloys, as well as selected non-metallic materials, welds and weld pads, weld heat affected zones (HAZ), castings and forgings, piping, stress relieved materials, machined parts, pressure vessels and structural steel. Damaged materials are inspected as part of a failure analysis for welds and to verify material conformance to: ASME Section IX NACE MR0175 / ISO 15156 requirements ADVANTAGES Rapid results and reporting to customer Field ready Highly portable tools can be used at most locations RESTRICTIONS Brinell hardness testing cannot be performed on thin material, in weld affected weld zones, and on surfaces where indentations are unacceptable, e. g. For example, finished surfaces MicroDur measurements require a surface that is polished to a near mirror finish The Equotip should only be used for parts with a thickness of ½ inch or more When electrical hardness testers are used, the temperature of the test material must not exceed approximately 200 ° F.

Unfamiliar Realities concering the work of an frosio inspector

by | Sep 7, 2023

FROSIO trainings

There is an expanding requirement for FROSIO certified layer inspectors whatsoever degrees in our nation. The training is split into 3 degrees of training: Certification Degree I (Candidate for Examiner) Person that has completed a program as well as passed an examination yet without recognized pertinent technique. Certification Level II (Assessor) An individual who has actually completed a training course and also passed an evaluation and also satisfies the demands for 2 years of pertinent method is awarded an Examiner Level II Certificate Degree III (Assessor). An individual that has actually completed a program and also passed an assessment and meets the demands for 5 years of relevant method is granted an Assessor Degree III.

What is a layer inspector?

You may have heard the term on the news or online, however you might not know what the actual finishings inspector work summary is. An individual taking on this role can have various responsibilities relying on experience. Finish examiners are in charge of carrying out on-site assessments of devices, products, as well as construction activities. You have to provide all relevant top quality documents as well as write and submit reports to the Quality assurance Policeman as needed. These workers take control of the storage space and also certification of consumables. They manage the qualification of the layer procedure, check wet as well as dry film thickness and perform all post-blasting visual inspections and also controls.

What is required to come to be a layers assessor?

It is liked that all individuals looking for a Coatings Assessor setting have a current overseas BOSIET/Survival certification. They ought to have NACE 2 or B-GAS/FROSIO certification, a seaman’s publication and also at the very least five years experience as a layers examiner.

What is the Ordinary Wage for a Coatings Examiner?

Based upon facts from NACE International Yearly Job Studies, the ordinary annual salary for finish examiners has increased from $76,440 in 2002 to $98,384 in 2012 in the USA. This quantity is even higher in Canada. The mean salary for 2012 is an excellent $107,364.

Could a certified electroplater gain from plating inspector training courses?

Based upon study from the American Galvanizers Association, a layering assessor’s training course in his trade can profit. Customers often ask for finish approaches apart from the standard hot-dip galvanized approach. In order to satisfy the assumptions of their consumers as well as supply them a top quality item, it is an excellent idea to find out about the most up to date techniques that exceed warm dip galvanizing.

Ending up being a coverings examiner can branch off right into various other markets

If you’re the type who changes job objectives usually as well as always wants to attempt something brand-new, after that you would certainly appreciate being a coverings assessor. This task enables you to help owners of industrial as well as business frameworks, review covering applications and also recommend if any kind of framework requires repair work. It is likely that you will take part in something brand-new every day. So if you enjoy a change of rate in your career, this is the optimal work for you. To become a coatings inspector, you may require to relocate to a brand new location. While this can be a downside for many people, the income, benefits, and ever-changing work obligations can assist balance out the reality that you have to relocate.

Repaint evaluation of the intact and correctly executed paint treatment

Paint examination begins during prep work, examining the steel structure for, to name a few points, sharp sides where it can be difficult to use a sufficiently thick layer of paint. One talks right here of the side alignment. In addition, the building is meticulously looked for surface area problems that can avoid effective cleaning by sandblasting. The quantity of salts on the surface is likewise examined, as too high concentrations can cause blisters in the paint at a later stage. The shade examiner after that checks that the surface is clean which the roughness is suitable permanently attachment. Temperature level and family member moisture prior to, during and also after application also impact the toughness of the surface area therapy Therefore, the environment is managed numerous times throughout the process. This is especially crucial when surface treatment takes place outdoors or in various other areas where the climate can not be regulated.

Complete continuous examination of surface therapy

A requirement details coating consists of numerous coats of paint consisting of potentially a zinc or light weight aluminum abundant guide. Between each layer as well as after the last layer, the FROSIO examiner checks whether the movie thickness is correct and whether the surface area treatment is carried out properly. A surface area treatment only safeguards as long as it is undamaged as well as complies with the steel surface area. For that reason, the assessor checks the attachment residential properties of the totally cured surface therapy – mainly on in-process examination panels. A good paint assessment guarantees that your surface finisher has done his job properly. Compliance with specifications is additionally examined, so your steel framework– whether it is a wind generator, a bridge, a tank or something else totally– is ideally shielded against deterioration damages.

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