Introduction To NDT Services

Hands on Introduction to NDT for Managers & Supervisors 

Introduction to NDT is a hands-on course providing Managers, Engineers & Supervisors a unique opportunity to broaden their NDT knowledge. Geared towards those in leadership roles, this course offers a breadth of knowledge on a wide range of NDT disciplines along with the knowledge required to select and appraise an appropriate NDT method.

Course content includes
- Liquid Penetrant Testing
- Liquid Penetrant Testing (Practical)
- Magnetic Particle Inspection
- Magnetic Particle Inspection (Practical)
- Thermography
- Industrial Radiography
- Eddy Current Inspection Methods
- Eddy Current Inspection (Practical)
- Ultrasonics Testing
- Ultrasonics Testing (Practical)
- Acoustic Emission Monitoring

Day 1
The Role of NDT in Industry.

NDT has an important role to play in Risk Based Inspections, Quality Assurance and maintenance programs, as proper application of these methods can detect defects during all phases of manufacturing, condition monitoring, repair and overhaul. A variety of typical examples will be examined and discussed, considering the importance that the correct NDT technique be selected, and defect rejection/ acceptance criteria be relevant to the material and its application.  Quality control is required to ensure reliable use of NDT techniques because failure can have devastating results. The standards that NDT providers need to meet are outlined.

Liquid Penetrant Testing may be the least costly and easiest technique to apply; however, the inspection techniques require care to achieve reliable results because not all defects are detectable using some methods. Also, dwell times and low temperatures contribute significantly to detection.  Both colour contrast and fluorescent techniques are covered.

Liquid Penetrant Testing (Practical) is undertaken on a variety of welded, forged and cast specimens, using bulk liquids and aerosol packs.

Magnetic Particle Inspection is only applicable to ferromagnetic materials but it offers very high sensitivity in comparison with Liquid Penetrant techniques. It may be carried out by operators with limited training, but an understanding of the techniques and equipment available, will enable more effective inspection. Both visible and fluorescent inks are covered using magnetic yokes, head, coil and threading bar on a bench.

Day 2
Magnetic Particle Inspection (Practical) is undertaken using portable testing equipment, visible and fluorescent magnetic particles. Guidance on interpretation of indications is given.

Thermography is a relatively new technology used in a wide range of applications, from detection of termites to assessing the condition of switchboards, racehorses and aircraft structures. A brief introduction to the theory and practical examples are covered.

Eddy Current Inspection methods is applicable to a wide range of discontinuities, including metal sorting and discontinuity detection. The operation of phase analysis systems is explained, so that discontinuities can be found, sized, and their depths determined.

Eddy Current Testing (Practical) is practiced for measuring film thickness, metal sorting, discontinuity detection and conductivity sorting.

Day 3
Industrial Radiography uses x-rays or gamma rays. The significant limitations related to the orientation of the radiation, as well as potential health hazards are covered in detail, as is the use of computed radiography. Examination of radiographs, including welds and castings with a range of defects, will highlight the importance of viewing conditions and interpretation.

Ultrasonics Testing is a widely used NDT technique that may be applied to thickness testing, discontinuity detection, material analysis and weld inspection. Basic theory of longitudinal and shear wave ultrasound behaviour in materials will be outlined, and practical limitations explained.

Ultrasonics Testing (Practical). The importance of trained operators cannot be understated. Students will be given the chance to carry out equipment calibration and simple inspections, including corrosion surveys and lamination sizing.

Acoustic Emission Monitoring is used to monitor whole structures for fatigue, cracking, delaminations, disbondment, leaks and a wide variety of corrosion activity, and has the capacity to locate and characterise the source, type and stage of defects experienced under service conditions.  Acoustic Emission is based on the detection of transient elastic waves generated by materials under stress. Theory and application are examined.


Introduction to NDT Courses offered:

Hands on Introduction to NDT for Managers and Supervisors 
- Training Hours: 24 hours
- Course Pre-requisites: None required
- Course Syllabus: 
Enrolment Form:  NDT For Managers and Supervisors Enrolment Form


General Information

Recommended Pre Course Study
- Not Applicable

Pre Course Learning Tools and Assessments
- Not Applicable

NDT Training Aids 
- Not Applicable

Technical paper and articles
- Not Applicable

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