Ultrasonic Testing Level 1

Why attend this course:

A highly practical course with relevant theoretical background enabling students to achieve a basic understanding of ultrasonic inspection. On completion of the course candidates will be able to calibrate a flaw detector with both compression and shear wave probes, record accurate thickness measurements and locate and size laminations in steel plate. In addition, students will be able to select the correct compression/shear wave probes for the examination of welded butt joints, locate and size defects and finally produce acceptable reports.

NDT Course Curricullum:

  • Introduction (Definition, History, Applications, Basic math review, Responsibilities of levels of certification)
  • Basic Principles of Acoustics
  • Equipment
    • a. Basic pulse-echo instrumentation (A-, B-, C-scan and computerized systems)
    • b. Digital thickness instrumentation
    • c. Transducer operation and theory
    • d. Couplants
  • Basic Testing Methods
    • a. Contact
    • b. Straight-beam
    • c. Angle-beam
    • d. Surface-wave and plate waves
    • e. Pulse-echo transmission
    • f. Multiple transducer
    • g. Curved surfaces, Flat entry surfaces, Cylindrical and tubular shapes
    • h. Immersion
    • i. Air Coupling
  • Calibration (Electronic and Functional)
    • a. Equipment
    • b. Calibration of equipment electronics
    • c. Inspection calibration
  • Straight-Beam Examination to Specific Procedures (Selection of parameters, Test standards, Evaluation of results, Test reports)
  • Angle-Beam Examination to Specific Procedures(Selection of parameters, Test standards, Evaluation of results, Test reports)