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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 qualified instructors.

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 be conducted.

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
Environmental considerations

Lunches, refreshments, and a complete set of course notes will be provided during the course.