PCN Level 2 Ultrasonic Testing (UT) 3.1, 3.2

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PCN Level 2 Ultrasonic Testing 3.1, 3.2 

Duration: 3 Weeks

Course Overview:

This course provides comprehensive knowledge of the theory and practice of ultrasonic testing of welds for technicians to reach the Level II standard. Training accredited to PCN Level 2. This course is suitable for NDT personnel, inspectors, testers and engineers who require a thorough introduction to ultrasonic testing of plates and welded joints.

Week 1

This week provides the basic theory and practice of ultrasonic testing and gives the ideal start to a career in ultrasonic’s. This course is suitable for NDT personnel, inspectors and engineers requiring an introduction to ultrasonic inspection.

Course Content:

Basic principles of ultrasonic’s, nature of sound. The flaw detector and testing equipment. Calibration flaw location and sizing methods. Practical exercises.

Course Objectives:

  1. Understand the basic concept of ultrasonic testing
  2. Select and calibrate the appropriate equipment
  3. Thickness measurement
  4. Carry out parent material inspection covering laminations, laps, stringers and inclusions, working in accordance with BS EN 1714.
  5. Correctly locate, size and report parent plate defects

Week 2 & 3

Course Content:

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 eg plates, butt welds, techniques and report writing.

Course Objectives:

  1. Understand the basic concept of ultrasonics
  2. Calibrate ultrasonic equipment using calibration blocks
  3. Measure the thickness of steel plates
  4. Determine attenuation levels
  5. Locate and determine size of laminations in steel plates
  6. Select correct type of probe to examine butt welded joints
  7. Detect and report the location and size of defects in butt welds
  8. Interpret code requirements related to ultrasonic testing
  9. Meet the syllabus requirements for PCN Level 2

PRICE: £2200 (includes examination fee & PCN levy) + V.A.T

Experience:

12 months experience required in order to gain full qualification. Experience must be signed off by a PCN Level 2 3.1, 3.2 certification holder.