Dave Holthaus: About the Author
Co-Founder, Comprehensive Procedure Reviews, LLC (CPR)

Dave Holthaus

Dave Holthaus has over 48 years of experience in QA/QC/QE, in the Petro-Chemical, Oil & Gas, Aviation, and Automotive Industries, as well as Nuclear and Fossil Fuel Power Generation. During his career, his initial responsibilities were to perform VT, PT, MT, RT, & UT examinations. Later his responsibilities were focused on NDE program development, NDE procedure reviews/development, as well as the performance of Monitoring, Auditing, Independent Review and Assessment of Quality. The main focus for the past 11 years was to conduct Performance Demonstration Qualifications of UT Procedures and UT Examiners, for API and ASME Code Compliance.

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Published Articles

January/February 2020 Inspectioneering Journal

This case study discusses costly repairs that were needed on newly fabricated pressure vessels as a result of poor UT practices. The author shines a light on some industry problems that can be fixed with an understanding of what is actually required.

November/December 2019 Inspectioneering Journal

This article helps shine light on some common industry problems that can occur by having inferior UT procedures and practices, while providing several lessons learned through a case study that resulted in nearly $1 million in turnaround repairs.

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