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BP PAUT Qualification Exams  

  
      
  
PAUT Qualification Exams are available to any individual who wishes to perform NDT Inspection for BP.


Exams are 1hr. written and 7hr. performance demonstration on plate and pipe samples.

Applicants must provide all equipment normally taken to the job site and be ready to perform manual and semi-automated Phased Array (PA) on plate and pipe samples.  Be prepared to inspect 4 samples, including at least one pipe with semi-automated or automated PA.  Applicants must provide a copy of their PA procedure to document the calibration and inspection process.

Initial exams can only be taken at:BP Paut Exam

Hellier Houston
16631 West Hardy Rd 
Houston. TX  77060
Cost: $1000

To Schedule Exam Date - contact: Front Desk
1.888.282.3887

Technical POC / PA Proctor - Fernando Villanueva
1.888.282.3887

BP Proctor - Don Locke 
1.888.282.3887

Proctor will give additional instructions as needed.

Hotel recommendation:  Courtyard Houston Intercontinental Airport  $89
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Potential Testing Dates - Please Call to verify availability


 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION TO HELP YOU BE PREPARED FOR THESE EXAMS:

ACCEPTANCE CRITERIA REVISION;  THIS SUPERSEDES THE HELLIER PROCEDURE 0309 REVISION 4 FOR THIS EXAM. LINEAR INDICATIONS GREATER THAN .250 INCHES LENGTH WILL BE REJECTABLE AND SHOULD BE DOCUMENTED.

ASME V, ARTICLE 4 PLATE AND PIPE CALIBRATION BLOCKS / STANDARDS FOR EACH TEST SAMPLE WILL BE PROVIDED AT THE TEST SITE FOR DAC/TCG CALIBRATION AND SENSITIVITY.   IIW BLOCKS WILL ALSO BE PROVIDED, HOWEVER, AN APPLICANT MUST BRING EXTRA CALIBRATION BLOCKS REQUIRED BY HIS/HER COMPANY PROCEDURE, SUCH AS NAVSHIP, FOR SETUP AND CALIBRATION.

QUALIFICATION SAMPLES WILL BE PIPE AND/OR PLATE WITH A RANGE IN THICKNESSES FROM .337 TO 1 INCH.  AT LEAST ONE SAMPLE MUST BE SCANNED MANUALLY AND ALSO AT LEAST ONE PIPE SCANNED SEMI-AUTOMATED OR AUTOMATED.

A FLASH DRIVE WILL BE PROVIDED FOR STORING CALIBRATIONS AND ALL SCANNING IMAGES. NO DATA WILL BE ALLOWED IN OR OUT OF THE TEST SITE.

YOU SHOULD COME TO THIS EXAM PREPARED JUST AS FOR A JOB SITE.  BRING COUPLANT AND ANYTHING NEEDED TO SUPPLY COUPLANT FOR AUTOMATED SYSTEMS.  WATER WILL BE AVAILABLE AT THE TEST SITE. 

EXAMS WILL LAST NO LONGER THAN 8 HOURS.  A LUNCH BREAK WLL BE GIVEN DURING THE TESTING PERIOD.  CELLS PHONES WILL NOT BE PERMITTED DURING THE TEST.

SAFETY:  KEY SAFETY CONCERNS INCLUDE LIFTING HEAVY SPECIMENS, (GET HELP TO MOVE THE HEAVY BLOCKS) DROPPING ITEMS ON YOUR FEET (WE SUGGEST YOU WEAR NORMAL WORK BOOTS/ SHOES), USE OF POWER CORDS IN A LAB ENVIRONMENT (TRIPPING HAZARD), AND USE OF UT EQUIPMENT AND COUPLANTS.