UTman UTsim © Paul Rawlinson. 2002 to 2016
I have combined both my MUT skills and programming skills to make UTman ultrasonic weld inspection practice software. My goal is to assist inspectors achieve a firm understanding of MUT and TOFD from a practical perspective.
Welcome to UTman – a Website dedicated to assist in UT inspection practice. My name is Paul Rawlinson and I’m a full time UT inspector making a living in the offshore oil platform industry.
I’m also a programmer… but more on that shortly.
I was a UT inspector back in the 1980’s when the oil price collapsed. During that recession I went back to college and studied programming. I then worked as a computer programmer for a big London based firm for several years.
Sure enough the oil priced rebounded after a few years and upon getting a phone call to mobilize offshore I was off again travelling, on that occasion to Itally. Since then I have worked all over the world.
Perhaps I made a mistake to leave London and the programming job. Who knows, but that was 20 years ago and I am still in the offshore weld inspection business.
We have another oil price collapse now in 2016.
Based upon my past experience, I believe it will be back sooner than the national press would lead us to think.