Niteshkumar K. Patel
+918128407488Mail : Nitesh.patel2 AT gmail.com
Welding & NDT InspectorProfile Synopsis :
A Bachelor of Engineer in Production Engineeringwith more than 8 years of experience in the field of Inspection of welding and NDT(Non destructive Testing) / Piping / Pre-commissioning Fabrication, Erection and Vendor inspection.
A Certified LEVEL-III in U.T(Ultrasonic testing),MT(Magnetic Particle Testing)By ASNT, And Certified Welding Inspector by AWS, NDT Level-II in R.T, P.T, V.T & E.T. with extensive experience inPower Plants, Infra structure, Oil & Gas, Vendor inspections & Expediting.Key Strength Area :
Vendor inspection & Expediting
Non Destructive Testing
Codes & Specifications
NDE co ordinationProfessional Certification and Training :
NDT( Non Destructive Testing) – American Society for Non- Destructive testing (ASNT)ASNT Level III – UT( Ultrasonic Test), MT(Magnetic Piratical Testing) (Certificate No : 208474)
ASNT Level II – R.T/P.T/V.T/E.TAWS (America Welding Society)- Certified Welding Inspector (Certificate No : 09033391)
Functional and Technical Exposure
Given Training to Surveyors for Welding and NDT methods.
Technical supports for Establishing, Quality Assurance planes, Inspection and testing plans, N.D.T procedures and Welding procedures to clients and Vendors.
Coordination with clients and Vendors for daily inspections and reporting on daily, weekly, fortnightly and monthly.
Vendor assessments for Projects and approved Vendors as per project requirements.
Reviewed and Establish WPS/PQR/WQT.
Set up of QAP & ITP as per Standards and technical specifications.
Inspection for welding, before, during and after completion of Weld.
Established and review of NDT Procedures for Different Methods like U.T, R.T, M.T, and P.T.
Witness of Testing and interpretation as per technical specifications and standards.
Interpretation of Radiography films, Ultrasonic testing, Magnetic particle Testing, Visual Testing, Dye Penetrate Testing etc.
Day to day inspection for various products like Valves, Pumps, M.S. / S.S. Vessels - Stage / final inspection of equipment fabricated - Dished ends inspection for dimensional verification, Final Hydro test, Pneumatic tests, Painting inspection.
Familiar with different codes like ASME Sec-I, Sec-II, Sec-V, Sec-VIII, Sec-IX.
Familiar with API 5L, API1104, etc
Leading the team during execution of power plants, pipe line laying for Oil & Gas and Infrastructural work (20-25 members of team).
Shorting out the Nonconformities at sites.Experience Snapshot :
Organizations Designation DURATION
SGS India Pvt. Ltd. Assistant Manager August 2005 to till date
Valflow Pvt. Ltd. QC Engineer July 2004 to July 2005Major Client Visited :
MAJOR PROJECTS Role CLIENTS LOCATION DURATION
Expediting & inspection of PSV valves. Expediting For PSV Valves. I.O.E.C IRAN Gujarat – India. June 2012 to Aug 2012
Erection of CNG/PNG gas pipe line Projects Inspection of pipe laying & commissioning. GSPC City Gas ltd. Gujarat – India. March 2012 to June 2012
2X150MW Shree Mega Power Inspection for Various Portion of Thermal Power plants (Mainly Structural part, Pressure Parts Like Boiler, Economizers, Pre Heaters, Turbine Piping & Turbine installation etc) SHREE CEMENT LTD. Rajasthan – India. Feb 2010 to Feb 2012
Erection of CNG/PNG gas pipe line Projects Inspection of pipe laying & commissioning. GSPC Gas ltd. Gujarat – India. Nov 2009 to Feb 2010
2X96MW A.D Hydro Power Inspection for Various Portion of Hydro Power plants (Mainly Penstock Pipe Line, Turbine installation etc)LNJ Bhilwara Group Manali – H.P. – India. Dec 2006 to Nov 2009
Fabrication and erection of water pipe line projects Inspection at Pipe mil For Pipe Manufacturing, pipe laying & commissioning. GWRDC & NWRWS Gujarat – India. Aug 2005 to Dec 2006Work History :
SGS INDIA PVT.LTD August2005to till date Operational Work HistoryClient : Triveni Turbines.
Stage wise Inspection of Ejectors & condensers which includes.
Review of WPS/PQR Welder Qualifications for Fabrication work.
Review of NDT Procedures like U.T, R.T, P.T, M.T etc.
Witnessed welding inspections, Destructive and Nondestructive tests, Hydro test, Performance test of Ejectors and Final Dimensions.Client : L & T Ltd.
Inspection and expediting at the vendor sites for M.S/S.S Vessels and Valves for different projects.
Involve in Establishments of WPS/PQR and witnessed PQR test & Welder qualification test.
Stage /final inspection of equipment fabricated - Dished ends inspection for dimensional verification, NDT & Welding inspection as per International standards like ASME, IBR etc.Client : KIVU WATT POWER PLANT.
Establishment of WPS/PQR.
Welder Qualification test witnessed.
Inspection of Barge and piping at different stage from fabrication to final painting as per ABS and API 1104 Specifications.Client : ONGC India Ltd.
Stage wise inspection for Oil Pipe Line.
Stages like Set up for Welding, Final weld visual, R.T film interpretation, Final hydro test at Pre Commissioning as per Specifications like API 1104, API 5L, etc.Client : Cairn India Ltd.
Expediting and Stage wise inspection for Skids for Different Cross country projects.
Established Inspection schedules and ITPs As per Project Requirements.
Inspection of Skids With Pumps, Valves and Piping as per Approved P& ID Dia, having different material Like SS304, SS304L, SS316 & SS316LPipes etc.Project Work History :Client : GSPC City Gas Ltd. & GSPC Gas Ltd. from February 2012 to August 2012.Project : Erection of CNG/PNG gas pipe line ProjectsResponsibility :
To Study all the General technical specification & Technical Specification of project.
Review of QAP, WPS as per various specifications (API-1104, ASME Sec IX), PQR, EQT and check all the design factor including all the spec. Sponsored links :
and requirements for manufacturer and clients.
Witness of Procedure for welding (&Repair), Welder Qualification & Performance test & review WPQ & Welder Card as per Specification.
To Carry out all the site activity such as Line Routing, ROU , ROW , material Requirements, excavation, trenching, Stringing, Fit-up, Edge Preparation of joint, lowering, road cutting, back filling, leveling, markers fabrication & installation, inspection as per Q.A.P.
Inspection of incoming (receiving) material (fittings) and Witnessed the PT, UT, MT etc and Review RT Films.
To carry out all the Erection & Pre- commissioning activity as per P&ID’s.
Testing activity for pipe line such as hydro-test, leak test, pneumatic test, pigging etc,
Peel off test/ Adhesion test, Surface preparation, Coating thickness, Holiday (Pin Hole detection) test for coating etc as per specification.Client : Shree Cement Ltd. at Beawar, RAJASTHAN from February 2010 to February 2012.Project : 2 X 150 MW Shree Mega power Project.Responsibility :
Leading the Team at Site and involved in making QAP/ITP’s As per Project Requirements.
Stage wise inspection of pressure vessels, columns etc as per ASME & AWS D 1.1 codes during execution.
Review / Witness of WPS / PQR / Welder Qualification for Austenite Stainless steels.
Raw material identification and correlation of Mill marking with MTC Witnessing PT of Plates and Pipe Ends.
Calibration witness for Hydro pressure gauge by Dead Weight Tester.
Monitoring& Random Witness of Various inspections at all station at every two hours intervals as per approved QA Plan, Manufacturing process sequence, procedure.
Witness of Re start & repair OD/ID weld pipes.
Sampling of pipes per heat/lot for various lab testing as per the code and the client’s requirements.
Witness of lab testing such as Impact test, tensile test, Bend test, metallurgical test as per different International standards like ASME.
Witness of specialized test such as hydrogen induced cracking test (HIC), Sulfide stress corrosion creaking test (SSCC), four point bend test, Crack tip opening displacement (CTOD).
Witness Stage vise inspection for Steam turbine and Generator at various stages like Dye Matching, Rotor Installation, and Rotor Balancing for H.P, I.P and L.P, pre commissioning and commissioning stage inspections.
Stage vise inspection of Turbine piping as per Approved P& ID drawings.Client : LNJ BHILWARA GROUP at MANALI, HIMACHAL PRADESH from Dec. 2006 to Nov 2009.Project : 2 X 96 MW ALLIAN DOHANGAN HYDRO POWER PROJECT.Responsibility :
Review Raw material Test Certificates.
Making WPS/PQR for Construction of Penstock pipe Line Material SUMITOMO 610F.
Stage wise inspection of Penstock pipes during Fabrication as per Drawings and Clients Technical specifications.
Witness of Electrode Qualification test / Welder Qualification for Low Carbon steel.
Witnessing UT of Plates Before fabrication.
R.T film interpretation for Fabricated Penstock pipes of various thicknesses from 16 mm to 65mm and I.D from 1500mm to 3000mm.
Witness of U.T of welded joints during erection of penstock (Under Ground).
Involved in construction of Wye piece fabrication and erection for penstock branches.
Witness of lab testing such as Impact test, tensile test, Bend test, metallurgical test as per different International standards like.
Witness of specialized test such as hydrogen induced cracking test (HIC), Crack tip opening displacement (CTOD).
Witness Stage vise inspection for Hydro turbine (Kaplan) and Generator at various stages like Dye Matching, Rotor Installation, and Rotor Balancing, nozzle installation etc, pre commissioning and commissioning stage inspections.
Stage vise inspection of Turbine piping as per Approved P& ID drawings.Client : G.W.R.D.C & N.W.R.W.S (Gujarat Government bodies) from Aug 05 to Nov 09.Project : Fabrication and erection of Water pipe line network.Responsibility :
Study Technical specification for Projects.
Review Raw material Test Certificates.
Witness WPS/PQR/Welder Qualification test for Construction of water pipe Line Material as per Indian standards like IS 2062 etc.
Stage wise inspection during fabrication of water pipes; include Fit up, Welding, NDT, Hydro test & Final Dimensions.
Witness Surface preparations and coating activity for pipes, like Surface preparation as per SA 2.5, Outside coal tar tape coatings sampling of raw material, lab testing for coal tar tap, epoxy primers as per Indian Standards, thickness check for Coal tar tap and DFT check for Epoxy Paint, Zinc rich Primers, holiday test witnessed for Outside coal tar coating as per Codes Like AWWA and other Indian standards.
Inspect at Various Stage during Erection, stage like Pipe Lowering, Fit up , Weld inspections, R.T film Review, Joint Coatings ,verification of backfilling etc.Valflow Pvt. Ltd. July 2004to July 2005 :Responsibility :
Managing incoming raw materials and issue as per production planning.
Involve in production planning as per priority.
Production monitoring for Valves internal parts.
In-process inspection for valves internal parts at manufacturing stage.
Schedule internal inspection for valves and perform hydro test, air leak test etc.
Maintaining documents as per ISO requirements.Personal Information :Date of Birth : 2nd November, 1978Education : Bachelor of Engineer – PRODUCITONMarital Status : MarriedCurrent Location : Ahmedabad, India.Passport : Valid up to 2016.
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