Instructor's Summary

Mr. Jim Groves

Mr. Jim Groves is a Senior Inspection Engineer with over 35 years of Offshore & Onshore experience within the Petrochemical, Refinery, Utilities and Oil & Gas industries. His expertise includes Risk Based Inspection (RBI), Pressure Vessels, Pressurized Equipment, Pipes, Piping, Boilers, Tanks, Turbines, Pumps, Valves, Heat Exchangers, Structures, Furnaces, Corrosion, Welding & Fabrication, P&ID Drawings, Codes & Standards, Non-Destructive Exam (NDE) Procedures and Non-Destructive Testing (NDT-ASNT) for Ultrasonic Testing (UT), Radiography Testing (RT), Magnetic Particles Testing (MT) and Liquid Penetrant Testing (PT). Further, he is well-versed in Boiler Feed Water System, HAZOP, Management System Procedures and an international expert in API 510, API 570, ASME, NDT, ASNT, TEMA, SAQCC and SAIW.


Mr. Groves has obtained and shared his in-depth practical experience worldwide covering the USA, Canada, Europe, Asia and the Middle Eastern regions.  He was recently the Corrosion Manager of Oceaneering wherein he was responsible for the inspection and recertification of pressure vessels, piping, tank and structures for onshore and offshore. Prior to this, he held numerous key positions for multi-international companies like Chevron, ACUREN, SAPREF Refinery, Petronas Refinery, ESKOM, ENGEN Petroleum, FLUOR Engineering, GASAL, MOSSGAS, DB Thermal, Steinmuller, UNIRAY and Union Steel Corporation as the Pressure Vessel Inspector, Site Supervisor, Chief Inspector, Vessel Inspector, Tank Inspector, Piping Inspector, Services Maintenance Superintendent, Team Supervisor, Team Leader, Chief Pressurized Equipment Inspector, QA Superintendent, QA Inspector, Area inspector, Senior Quality Control Inspector, Quality Specialist, Site NDE Supervisor, Draftsman, Radiographer, NDE Technician and Fitter and Turner.


Mr. Groves is a Registered Pressurized Equipment Inspector, Registered Competent Person in Vessel and Boilers, a Certified API 510 Pressure Vessel Inspector, Certified API 570 Piping Inspector, Certified Welding & Fabrication Inspector Level I & II, Certified ASNT Level I & II in Ultrasonic Testing (UT), Radiography Testing (RT), Magnetic Particles Testing (MT) and Liquid Penetrant Testing (PT) and a Qualified Fitter and Turner. Further, he is a Certified Instructor/Trainer and he has acquired certifications as an Internal & Lead Auditor as well as a Quality Assurance (QA) from the City & Guilds of the London Institute.