Instructor's Summary

Mr. Harley Thorp


Mr. Harley Thorp is a Senior Inspection Engineer with extensive experience within the Oil, Gas, Refineries and Petrochemical industries. His specialization covers the Inspection, Repair, Alteration & Reconstruction of Above Ground Storage Tanks; Streamline Inspections; Piping & Process Equipment; Pipe Fitting; Edge Settlement; Plainer & Differential TiltGas Wells; Oil Batteries and NDE including Magnetic Particle Testing (MT), Ultrasonic Testing (UT), Radiography Testing (RT), Liquid Penetrant Testing (LPI) and Phased Array.  He is currently the API 653 Inspector of the AST, Canada wherein he performs out of service and in service inspections throughout the country including making repairs, supervision and consultation during the repair process in compliance with the API 653 Standard and other regulations.  He further executes general NDE in UT, MPI, RT and LPI during the shutdowns in upstream and downstream facilities and performs volumetric calibration of above ground storage tanks using the optical method and utilizing the total stations. Moreover, he is a Certified API 653 Instructor in providing trainings on the techniques for proper volumetric calibration of the above ground tanks which complies with the API MPMS.


Mr. Thorp has shared his expertise and practical experience throughout the Northern America consisting the Edmonton Refinery, Imperial Oil, Husk Oil, Atco Gas, CNRL, Enbridge, Tervita, Kinder Morgan, Hay River, Norman Wells, Yellowknife, Inuvil, Pemex (Mexico), Daylight Energy and TEAM industrial services.  He has been the API 653 Inspector, API 653 Instructor, API 653 Trainer, Lead Inspector, Lead Engineer, Oil Field Pipe Fitter, NDE Assistant and Field Operator.

Mr. Thorp is a Certified API 653 Inspector, CGSB Level 1 Ultrasonic Testing (UT), CGSB Level II Magnetic Particle Inspection (MPI) and he has acquired a Diploma in Automotive Mechanical Engineering.  He is a Certified Trainer of Confined Space, Breathing Apparatus (H2S) and First Aid. Further, he is an active member of the American Petroleum Institute (API) and the Canadian General Standards Board (CGSB).