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Ultrasonic Testing: Theory and Practical

Why attend this course?

A course specifically designed for candidates wishing to become certificated as ultrasonic operators under the PCN or ASNT requirements.  The course may be related to either welds or wrought products and offers a high theoretical and practical content.

Course content

  • Ultrasound
  • Principles of ultrasonic testing
  • The flaw detector
  • Defect location and sizing techniques
  • Using calibration and reference blocks
  • Welding methods and associated defects
  • Using the centre’s plotting system
  • Examination of plate material and associated welds
  • Report writing and discussion of relevant BS and EN standards

Course details

Duration: 10 days

Code: RTO/UT3

Special note: If attempting a PCN examination, the requirements of PCN/GEN must be met. If attempting an ASNT/EN4179/NAS410 examination the requirements of your company’s written practice must be met. Candidates attending this course who wish to attempt a direct, initial approach to PCN Level 2 in Ultrasonics Welds/Cast/Wrought Products must provide the PCN Test Centre with proof of the minimum additional hours formally structured on-the-job training in line with PCN syllabus requirements. If this requirement cannot be met, course RTO/UT2 is an ideal supplementary package or individual days' tuition may be organised as required to meet training hour requirements without additional on-site training.

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