Mr. Alan is an International
Expert in Pipeline, Piping, Metallurgy, Welding
& Pressure Vessels with
over 40 years of industrial experience. His expertise includes ASME Post Construction
Code, Inspection Planning,
Fitness-for-Service (FFS), Damage Mechanisms & Repair of Vessels, Tanks, Piping & Process Equipment; the Design, Fabrication, Manufacturing,
Project Management, Installation, Materials Selection, Quality Assurance, Quality Control, Inspection, Repair and Maintenance
of Pipelines, Process
Piping, Pressure Vessels, Gas
Process Trains and Storage Tanks. He is currently the State
Technology Manager of Welding Technology Institute in Australia, an institution
providing technical and consultancy services to all industries in Australia.
His major focus is on Pressure Vessel
for the Petrochemical Industry,
Chemical Plants, Alumina Refineries, Nickel/Cobalt Refineries and Power Generation. During this time, he worked with all of the major World Standards on Pressure
Vessels including American Systems, British Standards, German
Standards, EN and ISO
and he sat on numerous Standard
Committees in Australia.
Being a Certified Auditor of ISO 9001,
ISO 3834 and EN 729, Mr. Bishop conducted majority of
ISO 3834 certification audits on fabricators in Australia.
Previously, he has held numerous senior management positions such as a
Quality Assurance Manager, Materials Inspection Corrosion and
Welding Engineer and Senior
Research Metallurgist within large international corporations
such as Mobil Refinery, Shell Refinery and a large Boiler
Manufacturing company. Prior to this, he successfully ran his own Metallurgical
Consulting Company for 6 years.
Mr. Bishop has Bachelor degree in Metallurgy
from the University of Wolverhampton in the UK and a Registered Chartered Engineer (CEng) under the Engineering
Council in UK. Further, he is a highly regarded International
Welding Engineer (IWE) under the International Institute of Welding and an
active member of Institute of Materials, Minerals & Mining
(MIMMM) in UK. Moreover, he has presented
numerous papers at International
Conferences in the USA, Australia, New Zealand,
England, Africa and Malaysia
and had those published in the
International Journal of Pressure
Vessels & Piping.