PCN Welding Inspection
Based on the syllabus requirements of PCN I&T
(GEN), the training course provides thorough training and qualification
for welding inspection personnel including technicians, inspectors,
and engineers called upon to witness, supervise or conduct surveillance
welding inspection activities.
The course satisfies the formal training element
of the requirements of PCN and hence is the basic foundation which
can lead to PCN Welding Inspector qualification(s).
Practical aspects are emphasised by ensuring that
theoretical training is complemented with practical sessions concerning
the details of welding inspection, including weldments, bend tests,
fracture tests and macroscopic test assessments under the guidance
of a qualified instructor.
Course members are introduced to the variety of
practical applications associated with welding inspection, paving
the way for career development opportunities as a PCN Senior Welding
Inspector level following further experience and training.
The aim of the welding inspection course is to
ensure that candidates obtain a complete theoretical and practical
understanding of the process control checks and report writing requirements
needed to be able to carryout a range of welding inspection tasks.
Course members are assessed for comprehension and
progress during the course, via a structured series of phase assessments,
which facilitate individual counselling and assistance where required.
In addition, practical assessments are conducted which contribute
to a final course result and preparation for the PCN examination.
Course members who satisfy the eligibility requirements
for examination can also opt to take the PCN examination either
on the 5th day of the course or at a later date agreed with The
South West School of NDT.
The content of the course includes:-
Joints, welds and terminology; The role of the
welding inspector; Quality Assurance, Quality Control and Inspection
Reporting; Codes and standards; Welding procedures; Welding processes;
Welding consumables; Equipment for Welding Inspection
Cutting, gouging and edge preparation methods; Introduction to materials
and metallurgy; Weldability of steels; Residual stress and distortion
Heat Treatments; Approval testing; Mechanical Testing of welds;
Welding imperfections (defects); Repairs; Welding symbols on drawings
Health and Safety in Welding; Non destructive testing and approvals
and In-service failures
(A full Syllabus can be supplied on request).
Lunch, refreshments and a full set of course notes will be provided
during the course.