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THE COURSE

Penetrant Testing: Level 3

DURATION

Depending on own experience

TYPE

Theory training course and examination

CODE

IETS/PT3

Why attend this course?

This guidance course is aimed at the PCN Level 3 requirements for Penetrant Testing practitioners. The main objective of the course is to make candidates fully aware of the scope of the examination and level of knowledge required. It will also enable candidates to identify their weak subject areas. Advice will be given on any further tuition required.

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 PT reports
  • Advanced penetrant theory and revision
  • Analysis of procedures
  • Procedure writing
  • Mock examinations

Validated by BINDT and recognised by PCN

Responsibilities of an Penetrant Testing Level 3 certified NDT professional

An individual certified to Penetrant Testing Level 3 has demonstrated competence to perform and direct Penetrant Testing operators for which he is certified. Penetrant 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 Penetrant Testing methods, establish Penetrant 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, Penetrant 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 Penetrant Testing instructions and procedures
  • Interpret codes, standards, specifications and procedures
  • Designate the particular Penetrant 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 Penetrant 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:

Penetrant 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 - 24 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.

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11th June 2018

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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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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 >

 

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