NDT Courses

 

 

 

Overview

This course usually marks the start in a NDT Career, as Magnetic Particle Testing is the most reliable and widely used NDT Method of testing for surface breaking discontinuities in Ferro-Magnetic materials.

 

 

Duration

            Course                                       7 Days (56 hours)

            Examination                               1 Day (8 hours)

 

 

Outcome

Successful candidates shall be awarded with a Level II Qualification in accordance with ASNT standard ANSI/ASNT CP-105-2006 and ASNT recommended practice SNT-TC-1A.

 

 

Course content

Theory

            Introduction                                                                                                                                            

            Principles of Magnetic Particle Testing                                                             

            Electrically induced magnetic fields                                                                                            

            Magnetizing current characteristics                                                                    

            Magnetic field distribution in and around magnetic and nonmagnetic conductors

            Current requirements                                                                                                                             

            Magnetic particle equipment                                                                      

            Magnetic particle applications                                                                    

            Classifications of Discontinuities       

            Test Procedures and Standards

 

Practical

            Selection and Calibration of Equipment

            Compilation of Work Instructions and Technique Sheets in accordance with predetermined Standards

            Perform Visible and Fluorescent Tests

            Perform Magnetic Particle Testing on Welds, Castings and Forgings

            Complete Report Forms

           Interpretation and Evaluation of findings in accordance with multiple Specifications

 

 

Examination

 

ASPECT

CONTENT

TYPE

TIME ALLOWED

PASS MARK

THEORY

GENERAL

40 MULTI CHOICE QUESTIONS

CLOSED BOOK

1 HOUR

70%

SPECIFIC

20 MULTI CHOICE QUESTIONS

OPEN CODE BOOK

1 HOUR

70%

5 CODE REFERENCE QUESTIONS

PRACTICAL

PRE-TEST

CALIBRATION OF EQUIPMENT

CLOSED BOOK

1 HOUR

70%

TEST SAMPLE 1

COMPILE A WRITTEN INSTRUCTION

OPEN CODE BOOK

3 HOURS

70%

PERFORM A VISIBLE TEST

COMPLETE A REPORT SHEET

TEST SAMPLE 2

COMPLETE A TECHNIQUE SHEET

OPEN CODE BOOK

2 HOURS

70%

PERFORM A FLUORESCENT TEST

COMPLETE A REPORT SHEET

IN ORDER TO PASS THE EXAMINATION, THE CANDIDATE SHALL BE REQUIRED TO SCORE A MINIMUM AGGREGATE OF 80%.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Successful students will be able to:

           Organise, select and calibrate the necessary equipment for a given application

           Evaluate and advise on the possibilities and limitations of a testing method

           Execute and supervise practical testing under workshop and field conditions

           Record testing data and evaluate acceptability of results according to specific acceptance criteria

           Compile a written instruction for approval that complies with a given code, standard or specification

           Record testing data and evaluate acceptability of results according to codes, standards and specifications

 

 

 

 

 

 

Overview

This course usually marks the start in a NDT Career, as Liquid Penetrant Testing is one of the most versatile NDT Methods for finding surface breaking discontinuities in a wide range of different Materials.

 

 

Duration

            Course                                       7 Days (56 hours)

            Examination                               1 Day (8 hours)

                               

 

Outcome

Successful candidates shall be awarded with a Level II Qualification in accordance with ASNT standard ANSI/ASNT CP-105-2006 and ASNT recommended practice SNT-TC-1A.

 

 

Course content

Theory

            Introduction                                                    

            Liquid Penetrant Processing                

            Liquid Penetrant Testing Method    

            Liquid Penetrant Testing Equipment                                             

            Selection of Method                                                                                 

            Interpretation and Evaluation                                    

            Liquid Penetrant Process Control    

            Test Procedures and Standards          

Practical

            Selection and Calibration of Equipment

            Compilation of Work Instructions and Technique Sheets in accordance with predetermined Standards

            Perform Visible and Fluorescent Tests

            Perform Liquid Penetrant Testing on Welds, Castings and Forgings

            Complete Report Forms

           Interpretation and Evaluation of findings in accordance with multiple Specifications

 

 

Examination

 

ASPECT

CONTENT

TYPE

TIME ALLOWED

PASS MARK

THEORY

GENERAL

40 MULTI CHOICE QUESTIONS

CLOSED BOOK

1 HOUR

70%

SPECIFIC

20 MULTI CHOICE QUESTIONS

OPEN CODE BOOK

1 HOUR

70%

5 CODE REFERENCE QUESTIONS

PRACTICAL

PRE-TEST

CALIBRATION OF EQUIPMENT

CLOSED BOOK

1 HOUR

70%

TEST SAMPLE 1

COMPILE A WRITTEN INSTRUCTION

OPEN CODE BOOK

3 HOURS

70%

PERFORM A VISIBLE TEST

COMPLETE A REPORT SHEET

TEST SAMPLE 2

COMPLETE A TECHNIQUE SHEET

OPEN CODE BOOK

2 HOURS

70%

PERFORM A FLUORESCENT TEST

COMPLETE A REPORT SHEET

IN ORDER TO PASS THE EXAMINATION, THE CANDIDATE SHALL BE REQUIRED TO SCORE A MINIMUM AGGREGATE OF 80%.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 





Successful students will be able to:

            Organise and select the necessary equipment for a given application

            Evaluate and advise on the possibilities and limitations of a testing method

            Execute and supervise practical testing under workshop and field conditions

            Compile a written instruction for approval that complies with given code, standard or specification

            Record testing data and evaluate acceptability of results according to codes, standards and specifications

 

 

 

 

 

Overview

This course usually marks the start in a NDT Career; Ultrasonic Wall Thickness Testing is one of the most widely used methods in establishing the wall thickness of a wide range of different Materials.

 

Duration

            Course                                       4 Days (32 hours)

            Examination                               1 Day (8 hours)

                               

 

Outcome

Successful candidates shall be awarded with a Level II (Limited) (A-Scan & Digital) Qualification in accordance with ASNT standard ANSI/ASNT CP-105-2006 and ASNT recommended practice SNT-TC-1A.

 

 

Course content

Theory

           History of ultrasonics

           Theory of ultrasound

           Attenuation and reflection

           Principle of thickness gauging

           Transducers and couplants

           A-Scan and digital thickness gauging

           Sources of error

           Applications

           Reporting

Practical

           Perform wall thickness measurements of samples using ultrasonic and other mechanical methods

           Selection and Calibration of Equipment

           Complete Report Forms

 

 

Examination

 

ASPECT

CONTENT

TYPE

TIME ALLOWED

PASS MARK

THEORY

GENERAL

30 MULTI CHOICE QUESTIONS

CLOSED BOOK

45 MINUTES

70%

SPECIFIC

20 MULTI CHOICE QUESTIONS

CLOSED BOOK

30 MINUTES

70%

PRACTICAL

PRE-TEST

CALIBRATION OF EQUIPMENT

CLOSED BOOK

1 HOUR

70%

A-SCAN

TEST COATED AND UNCOATED SAMPLES OF DIFFERENT MATERIALS

CLOSED BOOK

1 HOUR

70%

DIGITAL

TEST COATED AND UNCOATED SAMPLES OF DIFFERENT MATERIALS

CLOSED BOOK

1 HOUR

70%

IN ORDER TO PASS THE EXAMINATION, THE CANDIDATE SHALL BE REQUIRED TO SCORE A MINIMUM AGGREGATE OF 80%.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



Successful students will be able to:

           Demonstrate capability of measuring wall thickness to within a specific tolerance

           Recognise and correct problems encountered with wall thickness testing

           Complete a detailed report and sketch

 

 

 

 

Overview

Ultrasonic Testing is a more advanced NDT Method. This method is able to find subsurface discontinuities in a wide range of different materials.

 

 

Duration

            Course                                      13 Days (104 hours)

            Examination                               2 Days (16 hours)

                               

 

Outcome

Successful candidates shall be awarded with a Level  Qualification in accordance with ASNT standard ANSI/ASNT CP-105-2006 and ASNT recommended practice SNT-TC-1A.

 

 

Course content

Theory

           Ultrasonic principles and equipment controls

           Wave propagation, reflection and refraction

           Couplants, material characteristics, beam spread

           Attenuation, impedance and resonance

           Angle beam inspection with UT calculator

           Transducers and reference blocks

           Immersion inspection, contact testing, longitudinal and shear waves

           Non-relevant ultrasonic indications

           Classification of discontinuities

           Identification and comparison of discontinuities

Practical

           Set up and calibrate the equipment to a technique sheet

           Scan a sample, identify discontinuities and complete a report form

 

Examination

 

ASPECT

CONTENT

TYPE

TIME ALLOWED

PASS MARK

THEORY

GENERAL

40 MULTI CHOICE QUESTIONS

CLOSED BOOK

1 HOUR

70%

SPECIFIC

20 MULTI CHOICE QUESTIONS

OPEN CODE BOOK

1 HOUR

70%

5 CODE REFERENCE QUESTIONS

PRACTICAL

PRE-TEST

CALIBRATION OF EQUIPMENT

CLOSED BOOK

1 HOUR

70%

TEST SAMPLE 1

PERFORM A LAMINATION SCAN

OPEN CODE BOOK

2 HOURS

70%

COMPLETE A REPORT SHEET

TEST SAMPLE 2

PERFORM AN ANGLE BEAM SCAN

OPEN CODE BOOK

3 HOURS

70%

COMPLETE A REPORT SHEET

IN ORDER TO PASS THE EXAMINATION, THE CANDIDATE SHALL BE REQUIRED TO SCORE A MINIMUM AGGREGATE OF 80%.

 

Successful students will be able to:

           Identify, recognise and select the correct equipment to perform the inspection

           Set up and be competent to use the equipment

           Conduct an examination on test samples

           Recognise and identify defects on various samples

           Complete a standard report form

 

 

 

 

Overview

Ultrasonic Testing is a more advanced NDT Method. This method is able to find subsurface discontinuities in a wide range of different materials.

 

 

Duration

            Course                                      13 Days (104 hours)

            Examination                               2 Days (16 hours)

                               

 

Outcome

Successful candidates shall be awarded with a Level I Qualification in accordance with ASNT standard ANSI/ASNT CP-105-2006 and ASNT recommended practice SNT-TC-1A.

 

 

Course content

Theory

           Simple vibrations and periodic motion

           Acoustic spectrum

           Modes of propagation, velocity, frequency and wavelength

           Generation and detection of ultrasonic waves

           The cathode ray tube and calibration standards

           Defect sizing and evaluation techniques

           Inspection standards and reporting

           Selection of test techniques

           Interpretation of code requirements and acceptance criteria

Practical

           Set up the equipment, calibrate and carry out a full scan on various samples

           Compile technique sheets for each sample tested

           Identify defects

           Compile written instruction for Level 1 to follow

           Test samples

           Interpret and evaluate the findings and compile reports

 

Examination

 

ASPECT

CONTENT

TYPE

TIME ALLOWED

PASS MARK

THEORY

GENERAL

40 MULTI CHOICE QUESTIONS

CLOSED BOOK

1 HOUR

70%

SPECIFIC

20 MULTI CHOICE QUESTIONS

OPEN CODE BOOK

1 HOUR

70%

5 CODE REFERENCE QUESTIONS

PRACTICAL

PRE-TEST

CALIBRATION OF EQUIPMENT

CLOSED BOOK

1 HOUR

70%

TEST SAMPLE 1

PERFORM A LAMINATION SCAN

OPEN CODE BOOK

2 HOURS

70%

COMPLETE A REPORT SHEET

TEST SAMPLE 2

COMPLETE A WRITTEN INSTRUCTION

 

OPEN CODE BOOK

 

3 HOURS

 

70%

PERFORM AN ANGLE BEAM SCAN

COMPLETE A REPORT SHEET

TEST SAMPLE 3

COMPLETE A TECHNIQUE SHEET

 

OPEN CODE BOOK

 

3 HOURS

 

70%

PERFORM AN ANGLE BEAM SCAN

COMPLETE A REPORT SHEET

TEST SAMPLE 4

COMPLETE A TECHNIQUE SHEET

OPEN CODE BOOK

3 HOURS

70%

PERFORM AN ANGLE BEAM SCAN

COMPLETE A REPORT SHEET

IN ORDER TO PASS THE EXAMINATION, THE CANDIDATE SHALL BE REQUIRED TO SCORE A MINIMUM AGGREGATE OF 80%.

 

Successful students will be able to:

           Organise and select the necessary equipment for a given application

           Evaluate and advise on the possibilities and limitations of the method

           Execute and supervise practical testing under workshop and field conditions

           Write instructions for approval that comply with a given code, standards or specifications

           Write technique sheets to instruct Level 1 operators

           Record testing data and acceptability results

 

 

 

 

 

Overview

Radiographic Testing is a more advanced NDT Method. This method is able to find subsurface discontinuities in a wide range of different materials.

 

 

Duration

            Course                                      10 Days (80 hours)

            Examination                               2 Days (16 hours)

                               

 

Outcome

Successful candidates shall be awarded with a Level I Qualification in accordance with ASNT standard ANSI/ASNT CP-105-2006 and ASNT recommended practice SNT-TC-1A.

 

 

Course content

Theory

           Introduction and principles of radiography

           Structure of the atom

           X-ray and gamma ray equipment

           Interaction of radiation with matter

           Sensitivity, density and contrast

           Radiographic screens, cassettes and exposure charts

           Exposure techniques and discontinuities

           Radiation hazards, measurement of radiation and protection from exposure

           Regulatory requirements and safe use of radioactive material

Practical

           Set up the equipment, expose a sample, develop the film and interpret the results

 

Examination

 

ASPECT

CONTENT

TYPE

TIME ALLOWED

PASS MARK

THEORY

GENERAL

40 MULTI CHOICE QUESTIONS

CLOSED BOOK

1 HOUR

70%

SPECIFIC

20 MULTI CHOICE QUESTIONS

OPEN CODE BOOK

1 HOUR

70%

5 CODE REFERENCE QUESTIONS

PRACTICAL

PRE-TEST

CALIBRATION OF EQUIPMENT

CLOSED BOOK

1 HOUR

70%

TEST SAMPLE 1

EXPOSE A SWSI SAMPLE

OPEN CODE BOOK

2 HOURS

70%

COMPLETE A TRACING AND REPORT SHEET

TEST SAMPLE 2

EXPOSE A DWSI SAMPLE

OPEN CODE BOOK

2 HOURS

70%

COMPLETE A TRACING AND REPORT SHEET

TEST SAMPLE 3

EXPOSE A DWDI SAMPLE

OPEN CODE BOOK

2 HOURS

70%

COMPLETE A TRACING AND REPORT SHEET

IN ORDER TO PASS THE EXAMINATION, THE CANDIDATE SHALL BE REQUIRED TO SCORE A MINIMUM AGGREGATE OF 80%.

 

Successful students will be able to:

           Identify, recognise and select the correct equipment to perform radiographic exposure

           Set up the equipment to conduct a radiographic exposure

           Carry out the radiographic exposure

           Maintain a darkroom and process a radiographic film

           Determine density and sensitivity

           Recognise and identify artefacts and defects on radiographs

           Complete a standard report form

 

 

 

 

 

Overview

Radiographic Testing is a more advanced NDT Method. This method is able to find subsurface discontinuities in a wide range of different materials.

 

 

Duration

            Course                                       10 Days (80 hours)

            Examination                               2 Days (16 hours)

                               

 

Outcome

Successful candidates shall be awarded with a Level II Qualification in accordance with ASNT standard ANSI/ASNT CP-105-2006 and ASNT recommended practice SNT-TC-1A.

 

 

Course content

Theory

           Radiation and radiation machines

           Nuclear reactions and radioisotopes

           Interaction of radiation with matter and control of scattered radiography

           Radiographic screens and special radiographic techniques

           Processing facilities and processing of films

           Viewing and interpretation of radiographs

           Radiation protection

           Interpretation of code requirements and acceptance criteria

           Preparation of technique sheets and written instructions

Practical

           Perform a test using a technique sheet compiled by the candidate

           Compile a written instruction and record the findings of the test

           Set up the equipment, expose a sample, develop the film and interpret the results

 

Examination

 

ASPECT

CONTENT

TYPE

TIME ALLOWED

PASS MARK

THEORY

GENERAL

40 MULTI CHOICE QUESTIONS

CLOSED BOOK

1 HOUR

70%

SPECIFIC

20 MULTI CHOICE QUESTIONS

OPEN CODE BOOK

1 HOUR

70%

5 CODE REFERENCE QUESTIONS

PRACTICAL

PRE-TEST

CALIBRATION OF EQUIPMENT

CLOSED BOOK

1 HOUR

70%

TEST SAMPLE 1

COMPLETE A WRITTEN INSTRUCTION

OPEN CODE BOOK

3 HOURS

70%

EXPOSE A SWSI SAMPLE

COMPLETE A TRACING AND REPORT SHEET

TEST SAMPLE 2

COMPLETE A TECHNIQUE SHEET

OPEN CODE BOOK

2 HOURS

70%

EXPOSE A DWSI SAMPLE

COMPLETE A TRACING AND REPORT SHEET

TEST SAMPLE 3

COMPLETE A TECHNIQUE SHEET

OPEN CODE BOOK

2 HOURS

70%

EXPOSE A DWDI SAMPLE

COMPLETE A TRACING AND REPORT SHEET

INTERPRETATION

12 FILMS

OPEN CODE BOOK

6 HOURS

70%

IN ORDER TO PASS THE EXAMINATION, THE CANDIDATE SHALL BE REQUIRED TO SCORE A MINIMUM AGGREGATE OF 80%.

 

Successful students will be able to:

           Organise and select the necessary equipment for a given application

           Evaluate and advise on the possibilities and limitations of the method

           Execute and supervise practical testing under workshop and field conditions

           Write instructions for approval that comply with code requirements

           Write technique sheets for Level 1 operators to a given code or specification

           Record testing data and evaluate acceptability