NDT - Practical Ultrasonic Inspection Level 1

What You Study

This course provides the basic theory and practice of ultrasonic weld testing and gives the ideal start to a career in ultrasonics.

PCN syllabus reference no PCN/ GEN Appendix Z1

What You Study 

  • Basic principles of ultrasonics, nature of sound.
  • The flaw detector and testing equipment.
  • Calibration flaw location and sizing methods.
  • Practical exercises.

Delegates completing the course should:

  • Understand the basic concept of ultrasonic testing
  • Select and calibrate the appropriate equipment
  • Thickness measure
  • Carry out parent material inspection
  • Inspect butt welded joints in plate
  • Correctly locate, size and report parent plate and weld defects

Suitable For -

This course is suitable for NDT personnel, inspectors and engineers requiring an introduction to ultrasonic inspection.

Vision Requirements

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

Duration and Attendance

5 days including PCN Exam

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

This course is delivered at Glenrothes (Stenton Campus).



This price includes exam and levy fees.



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