NDT Services, Training, Consulting and Calibration

Ultrasonic Examination Method
Level 1

Course Description:
This course is designed to meet the industrial qualification requirements for Ultrasonic Examination. The training covers written instructions used by the employer and interpretation of indications. The course satisfies the training hours needed for Level I certification in accordance with SNT-TC-1A , CP-189 and NAS-410.

Duration: 40 Total Hours

Course Outline:

  1. Personnel Requirements
  2. Basic Theory / Fundamentals / Technical Theory / Method
    1. Definitions
    2. Applications
    3. Nature of sound-waves
    4. Modes of sound-wave generation
    5. Velocity, frequency and wavelength of ultrasound
    6. Attenuation of sound-waves, acoustical impedance, reflection, mode conversion
    7. Testing Principles, including choice of NDT methods, relevance to different materials and part and test variables
    8. Product Form and Materials: Defect Formation and Characterization
    9. Standards
    10. Acceptance criteria in use at the facility
    11. Importance of Process Control
    12. Training Hours / Certifications
    13. Importance of Appropriate Processing Steps and Parameters
    14. Safety
    15. Applicable Techniques and the Advantages and Disadvantages of Each
    16. Limitations and Capabilities of Each Method and Technique
  3. Equipment Operation and Standardization
    1. Pulse-echo, through-transmission (A, B, and C-scan)
    2. Cathode ray tube / LCD
    3. Standardization, calibration blocks
    4. Thickness meters
    5. Transducers
    6. Calibration Requirements, Materials, Standards
  4. Testing methods – contact and immersion
    1. Straight beam, angle beam and surface wave
    2. Comparison of contact vs. immersion
  5. Applicable Specifications / Codes / Operating Procedures and Work Instructions
  6. Straight-beam examination / Angle-beam examination
  7. Review
  8. Exams
  9. Exams
  10. Training References
    1. Nondestructive Testing Handbook, Vol. 7, 3rd Edition, ISBN 1-57117-105-4
    2. Nondestructive Testing, Ultrasonic, ASNT / General Dynamics Series
    3. Annual Book of ASTM Standards Vol. 03.03, Nondestructive Testing, published by ASTM International
    4. Metals Handbook, Nondestructive Inspection and Quality Control, Vol. 17, 9th Edition, published by ASM International
    5. Ultrasonic Flaw Detection for Technicians, J. C. Drury, published by OIS plc
    6. Ultrasonic Testing Classroom Training Handbook, Paul T. Marks, ISBN 1-57117-119-1

Registration: Class size is limited. This allows for maximum utilization of course time,
hands on instruction, and equipment. Enroll Now

Prerequisite: High school physics and algebra helpful but not required

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