NDT – Practical Ultrasonic Inspection Level 2

This course provides comprehensive knowledge of the theory and practice of ultrasonic testing of welds for technicians to reach the Level 2 standard.

PCN syllabus reference no PCN/GEN appendix Z1

What You Study 

  • Welding technology - processes and defects, basic principles of ultrasonics,
  • Nature of sound
  • Flaw detector
  • Setting the controls
  • Behaviour of ultrasonic waves
  • Transmission
  • Reflection
  • Resonance
  • Calibration and reference blocks
  • Plotting beam profiles
  • Flaw location
  • Practical exercises e.g. plates, butt welds, techniques
  • Report writing.

On completion of the course you should be able to:

  • Understand the basic concept of ultrasonics
  • Calibrate ultrasonic equipment using calibration blocks
  • Measure the thickness of steel plates
  • Determine attenuation levels
  • Locate and determine size of laminations in steel plates
  • Select correct type of probe to examine butt welded joints
  • Detect and report the location and size of defects in butt welds
  • Interpret code requirements related to ultrasonic testing
  • Meet the syllabus requirements for ASNT/PCN level 2

Duration and Attendance

15 days including PCN Exam

This course is delivered at Glenrothes (Stenton Campus).

ASNT examinations may be arranged on the final day of the course.

Price

£2,510

Price includes exam and levy fees

Suitable For -

This course is suitable for NDT personnel, inspectors, testers and engineers who require a thorough introduction to ultrasonic testing of welded joints.

Vision Requirements

All delegates wishing to take a PCN examination must have natural or corrected vision satisfying the minimum PCN requirements PSL 44

BINDT approved.

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