BP Qualification Exams
Hellier NDT is an authorized testing center for BP qualification exams. The exam is 8 hours (1hr written and 7hr practical portions) and the examinee must bring all necessary equipment as would be done on the job site and be prepared to perform manual and semi automated Phased Array on plate and pipe samples.
600 Kenrick Dr. Suite C-1
Houston, TX 77060
- The exam is 8 hours long with a break for lunch.
- A typical exam will include (but not limited to) a semi automated inspection of 4 samples and at least one pipe must be done. Proctors will provide specific direction before the test begins.
- Examinees must provide a copy of their Phased Array procedure for documentation of the calibration and inspection process.
Preparation Info for the Exam:
- No cells phones during test.
- Acceptance criteria revision; this supersedes the hellier procedure 0309 revision 4 for this exam. All linear indication greater than .250 inches in length are reject-able and should be documented.
- Arrive to the exam just as you would to the job site. Remember to bring couplant and anything you need for for automated systems. Water will be available at the test site.
- All required necessary cal blocks / standards to be provided. Examinees should bring any basic cal blocks necessary per their company procedure. Example: NAVSHIP block.
- An IIW block and ASME V, Article 4 plate and pipe calibration blocks will be provided at test site. Additional calibration blocks such as navship must be provided by the examinee for setup and calibration.
- The qualification samples will be pipe and or plate with a thickness range of .337 to 1 inch. One scan will be manual and another scan automated or semi-automated.
- Examinees must provide a copy of their pa procedure for documentation of the calibration and inspection process.
- Calibration and scanning images are not allowed to leave the testing site. A USB drive will be provided by Hellier to store test related data and it must be returned when the exam is finished.
- Key safety concerns include:
- Heavy Lifting - help is needed to move specimens.
- Foot protection - wear your work boots/ shoes
- Tripping Hazard - power cords
- Safe use of UT equipment and couplant