NDT inspectors from Transneft Urals are among winners and prize-winners of the 15th Nationwide Non-Destructing Testing Professionals Contest, whose final was held at the Kachestvo training and research centre in Moscow from 26 February till 1 March 2018.
The contest was held within the scope of Unified System for Conformity Assessment of Industrial, Environmental Safety, Security, Energy and Construction, on the initiative of the Russian Society for Non-Destructive Testing and Technical Diagnostics with support from the Federal Environmental, Industrial and Nuclear Supervision Service. The participants competed in 9 non-destructive testing methods: acoustic emission testing, visual and instrumental testing, vibration diagnostics, eddy current testing, magnetic particle inspection, penetrant testing, industrial radiography, thermal imaging and ultrasonic testing.
All Transneft Urals representatives work at the Specialised Directorate for Emergency Prevention and Response (SDEPR). They have taken part in the nationwide contest many times, each and every time taking prize-winning places.
The jury highly appreciated the theoretical knowledge and practical skills demonstrated by Transneft Urals NDT inspectors. Albert Khayrullin took first place in the “thermal imaging” category. Alexey Serdyuk, Sergey Shkirov and Timur Shaykhutdinov ascended to second place in the categories “visual and instrumental testing”, “ultrasonic testing” and the “vibration diagnostic”, respectively. Oleg Mikhailov and Arseny Spiridonov finished third in “industrial radiography” and “penetrant testing” categories, respectively. It is worth mentioning that it was the first time Transneft Urals NDT inspectors took part in the contest in the thermal imaging and vibration diagnostic categories.
The Nationwide NDT Professionals Contest has been held from 2004 as an event enhancing the professional skills of specialists, ensuring top-level industrial safety, as well as safety in the power, construction, aviation, and transport sectors.