This expert attended the Certified Quality Auditor primer course for the ASQ-CQA Exam at the Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green, KY.
This expert has an Applied Science Certificate in Welding Technology, Welding Processes, Metallurgy, and Inspection from the Corden Porter Technical Career Center.
This associate is an expert in technical welding, construction management, complex fabrication, and QA/QC. Further expertise includes quality systems and NDT, in the oil/gas, pressure vessel, aerospace, and civil/structural-construction industries. Further industries in which this consultant has knowledge are the nuclear and heavy manufacturing fields. This expert has worked as an inspector, welding engineer, trainer, and consultant in those industries.
This consultant has extensive experience in onshore and offshore fabrication front end engineering-design review (FEED) QA/QC management, specification-ITP review and development, fabrication oversight, and supply chain development of qualified special process vendors and critical welding/NDT procedure qualification and inspection management for sub-sea engineered components. Additional experience includes pipelines, production and replacement riser systems; sub sea plets, and manifolds. This consultant has experience with trees, SCR's for previous and on-going work in the GOM for FMC, BP America, and BHPB and Enbridge pipeline. This associate has extensive sub sea and topsides fabrication experience.
Additional experience in civil construction, erection of structural buildings/bridges, movable and fixed, cable stayed and fracture critical bridge fabrication as well as structural building repairs and retrofits. Knowledge of ICC, IBC BOCA, ICBO OSHA, and AWS. Further expertise includes AISC, ACI, ASTM, and FEMA (350, 353). This consultant has experience with SBC and numerous DOT, AASHTO, NSBA, and SSPC codes and standards. This expert is a current ICC Structural Special Welding Inspector Certified.
This expert provides technical solutions for welding design, Phased Array AUT, API 1104-Appendix A- ECA based criteria, and PWHT of sensitive low alloy steels/forgings for sub sea-ISO/NACE compliant requirements.
This associate offers expert witness and testimony experience involving safety standards and code/project compliance in welding requirements.
This consultant provides manufacturing start-up and training-motivating of welding, fabrication and QC inspection personnel. Additional expertise in QA auditing and vendor evaluations for clients supply chain and assisting with strategic sourcing of vendors to comply as per API Q1, NQA 1, ISO 9000, and A2LA. Further expertise includes AISC, AWS, NSBA, and ASME. The associate provides expertise with NACE, NB, NADCAP, and project quality-technical requirements.
This associate has extensive knowledge regarding development of welding procedures and specifications, with proven experience in the development of manual, semi and automatic welding procedures for carbon low alloy welding using GTAW hot wire, cold wire- (pulsed) SMAW, SAW, FCAW, GMAW-S and pulsed) Tandem pulsed. Further knowledge includes EBW, LBW, RSW, and Plasma transfer alloy powder and FW processes (per ASME IX, API 1104, NACE MR0175-15156-2, B31.1, B31.3, B31.8, ISO 3834, EN 288, AWS D1.1, D1.2, D1.3, D1.4, D1.5, D1.6, D17.1, and NAVSEA-ABS requirements). WPS/PQR development experience is enhanced by excellent communication/negotiation skills with current AWS/ASNT/ACCP-GI/PED 97/23, EC/EN473/TUV, ASQ, and AWS certifications. Further certifications include ASNT and CSWIP to include-CSWIP-NDT45 Automated Ultrasonic-Phased Array and TOFD Interpretation certification. Expert has participated in development of SCR fabrication and LAS corrosion resistant welding specifications and phased array and TOFD AUT specifications and procedures. This associate has experience with A707, F22, 8630 Mod, and 4130. Expert has extensive experience with F6NM, 410SS, and Inconel procedure development experience.
Consultant, Kevin Kennedy Associates Inc.
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Capital Equipment Recommendations - For large manufacturing and construction projects to improve efficiency/quality. i.e. for plasma cutting equipment, high deposition welding, internal lineup clamps, fixtures, and positioners, advanced NDT equipment and other major fabrication and welding equipment.
QA/ Project Consulting - Experience in ITP/MQPQ (quality-inspection tests plans) development for large structural- jackets, piles manifolds, Y-Plets, on-shore pipelines, sub-sea equipment-PIP, SCR's, Flow lines/, high rise buildings, FC bridges, event-stadiums, power plant walk downs, nuclear ISI, aerospace-NADCAP compliant, petro-chemical, pressure vessel inspection, skid and spool piping fabrication packages. Have worked abroad to include- S.E. Asia-Vietnam, Brazil, Mexico, UK, South America, China and Canada. Current passport.
Served as the SCR, Flowline, manifold, Plet Quality consulting-Welding Engineering under contract to FMC Energy (previous) DVA group on multiple projects for the Sub Sea and direct vertical access work groups as well as to Marathon Oil Company. Provide Contract technical welding consulting to various projects and subject matter expert to supply chain group.
Extensive working knowledge of quality systems and quality control programs for deepwater applications with extensive "hands on" welding and NDT applications experience. Proven knowledge of materials, dimensional control, welding and NDE systems of deepwater steel catenary and top tensioned risers and connectors. Pipe supply dimensional control and tolerances, pipe end dimensioning systems and fabrication tolerances, pipe welding systems (particularly those relevant to closed gap narrow joint with GTAW hot wire Inconel), pipeline (manual and automated) UT systems PA and TOFD.
Experienced regarding relationship between joint design, welding and NDT processes, POD and ECA results. Weld procedure and fatigue testing requirements and programs per DNV, API 2Z, ECA's-BS7910, API 1104 Appendix A and API RP2A. Proven knowledge of fabrication codes and standards for sub sea deepwater applications. Extensive experience in management of Contract Quality and SHE requirements to ensure Contractor adherence. Demonstrated experience with corrosion control, thermal insulation, coatings and TSA. Bundle, DJ, Quad and Connector fabrication experience. Proven experience in installation of pipelines and risers. Site inspection leadership capability for civil- including concrete, soil and structural large and medium size projects.