|Theory & Practice
|Level: One & Two
|Duration: 10 Days
Based on the syllabi issued by the American Society
for Non-Destructive Testing (ASNT) and the Aerospace requirements
of PCN, the course provides a thorough 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
the calibration and use of Ultrasonic Flaw detectors using a variety
Students are introduced to the variety of practical
applications associated with ultrasonic testing, paving the way
for further training in Specific Techniques and Industry sectors.
At level 2, students undertake practical exercises relevant to their
own chosen industry sector ( ie. Aerospace, Welding etc). They are
also taught defect identification and sizing techniques along with
instruction and report writing.
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:-
Ultrasonic Principles, Frequency, Velocity, and
Through Transmission and Pulse Echo Testing,
Ultrasonic Equipment, Modes of Travel, Snell’s Law
Types and make up of Transducers, Couplants and Sound Energy
Attenuation, Acoustic Impedance, Resonance
Contact Scanning, Immersion Scanning, Data Presentation
Calibration Blocks, Types of discontinuities and their origins,
Detectable Discontinuities and Non-Relevant Indications,
Evaluation of Indications, Techniques and Processes,
Report Writing and the understanding/use of specifications.
(A. full Syllabus can be supplied on request).
Lunch, refreshments and a full set of course notes will be provided
during the course.