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Eddy Current Testing: Pulsed Eddy Current (PEC) - An Appreciation

Why attend this course?

An introduction to the concepts of Pulsed Eddy Current (PEC) and Corrosion Under Insulation (CUI). This course is aimed at those wanting to achieve an understanding of the methods and techniques of using PEC to assess and inspect corrosion under insulation.

This course is ideal for those that have experience with standard eddy current testing, wider NDT methods and asset integrity wishing to gain an understanding of PEC and CUI as well as supporting those that have recently purchased the Eddyfi Lyft system.

Pipeline CUI is a major issue facing asset integrity and plant operations, PEC is seen as the front runner in tackling the problems CUI poses. Designed in conjunction with Eddyfi, this course has been created to provide a base knowledge of PEC, an overview of the new Lyft system and its benefits and limitations.

Practical demonstrations and hands on experience are vital in any NDT method and this course will give attendees the opportunity to inspect a mixture of heavily corroded and decommissioned pipe as well as new dedicated samples designed to cover the full spectrum of potential scenarios.

On completion of the course and practical assessment, attendees will receive an IMechE Engineering Training Solutions training certificate demonstrating a level of understanding of PEC, CUI and the Eddyfi Lyft system.

An employer based certification is also available on request.

Course content

  • Forms of corrosion under insulation
  • Corrosion triggers
  • Electrical properties
  • Principles of magnetism and electromagnetism
  • Pulsed Eddy Current equipment (Eddyfi Lyft)
  • Equipment calibration
  • Wall loss detection and evaluation
  • Insulation materials
  • Weather jacket materials
  • Limitations
  • Scanning techniques
  • Associated calculations
  • Hands on experience
  • Relevant standards

Course details

Duration: 4 days


(excl. VAT)

Training course: £1400
Examination (optional employer-based): £349
Total: £1749

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Meet the trainer

Howard Garlick - Trainer, Examiner and Level 3 Consultant


Having gained experience within aerospace and fabrication industries, Howard joined IMechE ETS in 2013.

Howard is also leading our Pulsed Eddy Current training course having spent time with Eddyfi at their head office in Quebec, Canada focusing on their Lyft system.


PCN Level 2: Eddy Current Testing (Welds), Magnetic Particle Testing, Liquid Penetrant Testing, Radiography (Welds), Ultrasonic Testing 3.1, 3.2
PCN Level 3: Eddy Current Testing (Welds), Magnetic Particle Testing, Penetrant Testing, Basic Radiation Safety
EN 4179 Level 2: Ultrasonic Testing, Immersion Ultrasonic Testing, Magnetic Particle Testing, Penetrant Testing, Eddy Current Testing

Customer feedback

"The course is excellent. Howard is very knowledgeable and helpful"

Graham from Qinetiq, attended Eddy Current Welds Level 2 in Sheffield, March 2017

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