Anodic Flaw Detection
The course is designed to provide a thorough theoretical
training in the principles of anodic flaw detection with practical
exercises as may be required by the principles of BS EN 4179, NAS
410 for Level II technicians required to undertake Anodic Flaw Detection
of light alloys.
Standards, Procedures, and Specifications such
as DEF STAN 03-24, ABP 1-1023 and other specifying authorities documents
are introduced during the course. All tuition is provided by fully
Students are assessed for comprehension and progress
during the course, via a structured series of both theoretical and
practical phase assessments, which facilitate counselling and assistance
where required. On request a formal end of course examination can
The course includes, but is not limited to:-
Atomic structure, bonding, and crystal structure.
Oxidation of metals
General inspection requirements
Examples of the AFD method
Characterisation of defective states revealed by AFD
Comparison with Penetrant Flaw Detection
Interpretation of results
Health and Safety aspects
Lunches, refreshments, and a complete set of course notes will be
provided during the course.