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THE COURSE

Magnetic Particle Testing: Level 3

DURATION

Depending on experience

TYPE

Theory training course and examination

CODE

IETS/MT3

Why attend this course?

This is a guidance course aimed at the PCN Level 3 requirements for Magnetic Particle Inspection practitioners. The main objective of the course is to make candidates fully aware of the scope of the examination and level of knowledge required, while also identifying their weak subject areas. Advice will be given on any further tuition required.

Candidates are required to complete and pass the PCN Level 3 Basic training course before attempting individual methods. More information about the course can be found here.

Course content

  • PCN requirements for Level 3 approval
  • Complementary NDT methods
  • Product technology
  • Quality assurance, quality control and supervision
  • Specifications/procedures and techniques
  • Analysis of MPI reports
  • Advanced MPI theory and revision
  • Analysis of procedures
  • Procedure writing
  • Mock examinations

Responsibilities of an Magnetic Particle Testing Level 3 certified NDT professional

An individual certified to Magnetic Particle Testing Level 3 has demonstrated competence to perform and direct Magnetic Particle Testing operators for which he is certified. Magnetic Particle Testing Level 3 personnel have demonstrated:
  • The competence to evaluate and interpret results in terms of existing standards, codes, and specifications
  • Sufficient practical knowledge of applicable materials, fabrication, process, and product technology to select Magnetic Particle Testing methods, establish Magnetic Particle Testing techniques and assist in establishing acceptance criteria where non are otherwise available
  • A general familiarity with other NDT methods
Within the scope of the competence defined on the certificate, Magnetic Particle Testing Level 3 personnel may be authorised to:
  • Assume full responsibility for the test facility or examination centre and staff
  • Establish, review for editorial and technical correctness and validate Magnetic Particle Testing instructions and procedures
  • Interpret codes, standards, specifications and procedures
  • Designate the particular Magnetic Particle test methods, techniques and procedures to be used
  • Within the scope and limitations of any certification held, carry out all tasks at all levels
  • Provide guidance for Magnetic Particle Testing personnel at all levels
Level 3 certified personnel may be authorised to carry out, manage and supervise PCN qualification examinations on behalf of the British Institute of NDT (BINDT).

Where Level 3 duties require the individual to apply routine NDT by a method or methods within a particular product or industry sector, BINDT strongly recommends that the industry demand that this person should hold and maintain Level 2 certification in the applicable method(s) and sector(s).

The range and scope of PCN certification available at each level is defined in the relevant appendix to these general requirements.

Training and experience hours required for Certification

Full PCN certification is only achieved once the required once sufficient experience is acquired following the completion of the required training hours and passing of the examination:

Magnetic Particle Testing
Level 1 - 16 training hours and 1 month experience
Level 2 - 24 training hours and 3 months experience if Level 1 held or 40 training hours and 4 months experience if direct to Level 2
Level 3 - 32 training hours (+80 hrs for Level 3 Basic) and 24 months experience

Special note:

Candidates should ideally hold a PCN Level 2 approval in the method as a minimum and have at least 2 years’ experience in NDT/Inspection before attempting a Level 3 course. See also the latest edition of PCN/GEN for the minimum requirements for examinations.

Candidates must also pass the PCN Level 3 Basic Module before attempting a PCN Level 3 Main Method. Candidates then may opt to take the course which deals specifically with ultrasonic test information. These are ideal training courses for the PCN Level 3 Practitioner examination, covering basic and main methods.

 

Price

As this course is based on your own individual requirements, please contact us for a personalised price.

Next available date

11th June 2018 More dates available here

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Course and examination enquiries

+44 (0)114 399 5720 or trainingsolutions@imeche.org

Meet the trainer

Howard Garlick - Trainer, Examiner and Level 3 Consultant

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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.

Qualifications:

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

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"Excellent facility and equipment and very clean. The best training facility I have been to, to do PCN courses"

George from Rolls-Royce, attended Magnetic Particle Testing Level 2 in Sheffield, August 2017

NDT Examinations:

A full range of examinations are available to internationally recognised central and employer based schemes including PCN, SNT-TC-1A, EN4179 and NAS410.

Full initial, resit and recertification options are available depending on your requirements. Click here for more information >

 

Meet the trainer

Andrew King - NDT Training Manager

 Andrew King

With a vast amount of experience working in various industries and as well as NDT training organisations, Andrew leads the NDT training department to deliver the high quality of training our customers expect. During from his time working in the petrochemical, nuclear, marine, mining and manufacturing industries, Andrew is able to draw from his vast experience to support his expert knowledge when in the classroom or supporting our team of trainers.

Qualifications:

PCN Level 3: Ultrasonic Testing, PAUT, TOFD, Magnetic Particle Testing, Penetrant Testing, Radiographic Testing
PCN Level 2: Ultrasonic Testing, PAUT, TOFD, Magnetic Particle Testing, Penetrant Testing, Radiographic Testing
PCN Level 1: Basic Radiation Safety

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