Based on the syllabi issued by the American Society
for Non-Destructive Testing (ASNT) and the Weld and Aerospace requirements
of PCN, the course provides a basic foundation for technicians,
inspectors, and engineers called upon to witness, supervise or conduct
The course satisfies the formal training element
of the Recommended Practice SNT-TC-1A issued by ASNT, and the requirements
of PCN/GEN, and hence is the basic foundation which can lead to
qualification under PCN, SNT-TC-1A, BS EN 4179 or NAS-410
Practical aspects are emphasised by ensuring that
theoretical training is complemented with practical sessions concerning
techniques and methods under the guidance of qualified instructors.
Students are introduced to the variety of practical
applications associated with radiographic inspection, paving the
way for further training in specific Techniques and Industry sectors.
The aim of the course is to ensure that the candidates
obtain a complete theoretical and practical understanding of how
to produce an acceptable radiograph.
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 content of the course includes:-
Radiographic Principles, Electromagnetic radiation
X-ray and Gamma ray spectra. .
Penetrating ability or "quality" of X-rays and Gamma
Geometric exposure principles. Industrial Radiographic film /
Radiographic screens. Arithmetic of radiographic exposure
Radiographic Image quality. Film handling, loading and processing.
Exposure techniques. Fluoroscopic techniques. Radiation Hazards
Types of discontinuities
(A full Syllabus can be supplied on request).
Lunch, refreshments and a full set of course notes will be provided
during the course.