Instructor's Summary

Mr. Tom Hankins

Mr. Tom Hankins is a Senior Inspection Engineer with over 30 years of experience within the Oil & Gas, Refineries, Petrochemical and Power industries. His expertise lies extensively in the areas of Pressure Vessels Inspection, Pressure Vessels Maintenance, Pressure Vessels Repairs & Alteration, RBI Inspection, Piping Inspection, Shutdown Planning & Operations, Structural Steel Inspection, Boilers, Heat Exchangers, Heaters, Turbines, Furnaces, Tanks, Rotating Equipment, Coatings, Refractory Piping, Coker & FCC units, Pipeline, Fabrication, QA/QC auditing and radiation. He is also an international expert in several codes and standards such as API, ASNT, AMSE, ASTM, ANSI, NBIC, AWS, NFPA and ISO. He is currently the Chief Inspector of one of the major petrochemical plant wherein he is responsible for the RBI inspection, shutdown planning and operation.


During his career life, Mr. Hankins has worked with numerous multi-national companies such as the Shell, Lloyds, Intertec Moody, Petro Rabigh, Oceaneering, Worley Parsons, Weldspec Port, Proenergy, Velosi, Bechtel, Fluor, CH2MHILL,Turner Industries, Techcorr, Ventech, GE, Ensco, Caribbean Inspection & NDT Services Inc. and Jacobs Engineering holding various key positions as a Chief Inspector, API Inspector, CWI Inspector, QA/QC Manager, NDT Technician and Line Support.


Mr. Hankins has a Bachelor degree in General Business Studies from Oklahoma State University. Further, he is a Certified Welding Inspector (AWS), NBIC Authorized Inspector, Certified Pressure Vessel Inspector (API-510), Certified Piping Inspector (API-570), Certified Aboveground Storage Tank Inspector (API 653) as well as a Certified Magnetic Particle Inspection Level II (MT), Certified Radiographic Inspection Level II (RT), Certified Dye Penetrant Inspector Level II (DPI), Certified Ultrasonic Inspection and Automated Ultrasonic Inspector Level II (AUT), Certified Radiation Safety Officer, Certified Quality Management Lead Auditor and a Certified Instructor/Trainer.