NDT - Liquid/Dye Penetrant Inspection Level 2

This course provides basic theory and practical work on test pieces and industrial components, with emphasis on interpretation of defect indications, also comparing sensitivity of the visible and fluorescent methods. Using fixed work stations or portable equipment as required.

PCN syllabus reference No PCN/GEN Appendix Z1

What You Study

Principles of dye penetrant testing, materials, methods of inspection, compatibility of materials, equipment types, practical exercises, method of assessing sensitivity, report writing and safety procedures. The course ends with a written and practical test.

Delegates completing the course should be able to:

  • Understand the basic principles of Dye Penetrant Inspection.
  • Carry out penetrant inspection using water washable, solvent removable and postemulsifiable/ removable processes.
  • Write inspection procedures and test reports.
  • Meet syllabus requirements for ASNT/PCN 1 and 2 personnel.

Duration and Attendance

5 Days including PCN Exam

This course is delivered in Glenrothes (Stenton Campus).

Courses in Liquid Penetrant Inspection can be taken over 2 days for Level 1 and 3 days for Level 2. If Level 1 is held by delegate, these courses will then be costed at £168 per day.

Straight to Level 2 in these techniques will require 5 days.

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



Price includes exam and levy fees

Suitable For -

This course is suitable for NDT personnel, inspectors and technicians employed in, or personnel with a responsibility for the inspection of fabrications, castings and forgings during manufacture or components in service.

Vision Requirements

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

Application Process

For more information about this course or to book your place, email ndt@fife.ac.uk or call 0344 248 0135.



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