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Ultrasonic Testing: (ISI) Corrosion Mapping & Thickness Measurement Level 1


Training course: 4 days
Examination: 1 day


Theory and practical training course and examination



Why attend this course?

In accordance with PCN ISI GEN Appendix A, this programme is designed to train technicians, working in asset management and dealing with corrosion and erosion issues, to measure the competency of personnel working in these areas on plant assets. Suitable for all plant engineers and inspectors, across multiple industries. A high level of theory and practical content is offered within this course in preparation for PCN Level 1 examinations.


  • Assessment of corrosion and erosion mechanisms in piping systems
  • Corrosion and erosion in plate, pipe and variables such as elbows, flanges, reducers etc.
  • Assessment and identification of corrosion by echo-dynamic patterns and other NDT methods
  • Accurate measurement of remaining wall thickness
  • Understanding isometric drawings and related component symbols
  • Understanding the effect of coatings on measurements
  • A general view of coatings and understanding their purpose
  • Understanding the purpose and different destructive testing methods
  • An understanding of product technology including casting, forging, welding and heat treatment
  • Safety considerations
  • Application of a written instruction
  • A look at the various material types that may be encountered

Special note:

Candidates wishing to become certificated under the PCN scheme must meet the requirements of the relevant PCN/GEN Appendix

(excl. VAT)

Training course: £725
Examination: £350
PCN Levy: £72
Total: £1,147

"One of the most informative, professional courses I have attended in my career. A truly world class training facility. 10/10"

John attended Ultrasonic Testing in Sheffield, February 2017

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Meet the trainer

James Caruth - Trainer


Having joined IMechE ETS in 2015, James is able to use his knowledge and experience from his previous work in the nuclear, aerospace and oil and gas industries when training his students.


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Meet the trainer

Craig Hobson - Trainer, Examiner and Level 3 Consultant

Craig Hobson NDT Trainer 

Craig has extensive teaching experience having worked for IMechE ETS in multiple stages of the organisation's history, most recently re-joining in 2017 having gained experience in the oil and gas and petrochemical industries. Craig is responsible for standard UT training as well as being able to teach MT and PT.


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ASNT Level 3: Ultrasonic Testing, Magnetic Particle Testing, Liquid Penetrant Testing

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