Heydar Alakbarov, NDT Level III
Heydar joined ISI in September, 2006, bringing a background in Chemical Engineering in Azerbaijan. Before emigrating to the U.S., Heydar completed a welding certification course and obtained his CSWIP 3.1 Welding Inspector Certificate, and went on to quickly receive his AWS CWI certification in the U.S. One of Heydar’s first projects with ISI was the welding inspection of the $1.4 billion new San Francisco/Oakland Bay Bridge Skyway, where he performed visual and magnetic particle inspections of the piles and pile caps. He then moved to the E2T1 Foundation portion of the Bridge, spending at total of 1 1/2 years on these bridge projects. Working for ISI, Heydar performed inspections for different projects (bridges, pipelines and rail) governed by such codes as AWS D1.1, AWS D1.8, AWS D1.6, ASME B31.1, AREMA. This field experience helped him earn ASNT NDT Level III certification for VT, MT, UT.