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Quality/Welding inspection during

Offshore Pipeline and Platform Installation

By Rahman
Suwandhi

Personal Data
Name: Rahman Suwandhi
Graduated: Technical of Metallurgy 1997
Residence: Batam
Office: EMAS AMC Pte Ltd Singapore
Position: Quality/Welding Engineer
Main Business: offshore EPCI oil & gas
company
Contact No: +62 8127041931/+65 94524360
Email: r.suwandhi@emas.com or
suwandhi.rahman@gmail.com

Basic Requirements
Qualification and
certification required to
support on the job scope
of work are:
Welding i.e. CSWIP 3.1,
CWI-AWS
NDT Level II i.e. ASNT,
PCN
Painting/Coating i.e.
BGAS, NACE

Production flow chart


Material
Receiving

Cutting & Fit


up weld Joint

Welding
process
Visual & NDT
inspection
Painting/Coat
ing
Inspection

Welding inspector role:


To ensure quality of material and
welding meet to the requirement
NDT inspector:
To check weld joint using different
methods i.e. RT, UT, MT/PT
complied to the acceptance
criteria
Painting/Coating Inspector:
To control & monitor of quality
coating meet to the requirement

Quality Documents:
- ITP (Inspection Testing Plan)
- PQP (Project Quality Plan)
- TQ (Technical Query)
- NCR (Non Conformance Record)
- Procedures: Welding, NDT, Painting,
PWHT,
Hydrotest
- Qualified personnel: QC Inspector,
Welder, NDT, Painting Inspector
- Certificates & Reports: material cert, equipments
& tools cert, material & welding traceability record,
NDT report, painting report, PWHT & Hydrotest
report
- MDR (Manufacturing Data Record)

Code/Standard/Specification
Must understand on the following:
Variety of code i.e. material, general
requirements, testing procedure
Product application: structure, pressure vessel,
pipeline, piping process, storage tank etc.
International published i.e. AS, ASTM, API, AWS,
ASME, BS, DIN, EN, EEMUA, ISO, JIS, KS, SNI
Clients Specification: Total, Shell, Chevron,
Exxon, ENI
Third party/class requirements i.e. ABS, LR, GL,
BV, BKI, DNV

Material Inspection
To check the following:
Surface condition check i.e. mill
scale, material damage, rusty,
coating protection
Dimension check i.e. length, width,
thickness, diameter
Purchase/Delivery Order, hard stamp
Material certificates check

Mill Certificates

Welding Procedure & welder qualification test


Propose Welder

PWPS
Prepare test coupon
& Record
parameters

PQ
R

Prepare test
coupon

NDT

NDT

DT

DT

Resu
lt
WPS

Rejec
t
Ac
c

Resu
lt

Rejec
t
Ac
c

Welder Certificate

Welding Inspection
To check the following:
Before welding: approved
procedures in place,
material, consumables &
equipments/tools certificate
available, joint prep &
preheat within tolerance
During welding: control
parameters i.e. HI,
interpass temp, PWHT
After welding: visual check

Welding Inspection
Variables to be control & monitor during
production weld:
Material group i.e. specification,
thickness, diameter
Joint design, edge preparation
Welding position & progression
Welding parameters: voltage, current,
travel speed, Heat Input
Preheat & interpass temperature
Post weld heat treatment

WPS (Welding Procedure Specification)

Visual Inspection
To check the following:
Weld bead, toe blend, weld
consistency, arc strike,
spatter, grinding mark,
mechanical damage,
surface colour,
misalignment, angular
distortion, longitudinal
distortion
Refer to the acceptance
criteria as per
code/standard i.e. AWS
D1.1, API 1104, ASME IX,
DNV OS F101 etc.

NDT Inspection
NDT methods: RT,
UT, MT/PT
Basic testing
Procedure
Qualification Test
Approval NDT
procedure
Acceptance
criteria

Painting/Coating Inspection
Type: Paints,
HSS, 3LPP,
Concrete
Procedure
qualification
test
Painting
inspection i.e.
DFT, pull test,
salt test
Acceptance

Qaulity/Welding Inspection during


offshore pipeline & platform
installation

Any question?