Visual Testing Level 1

Why attend this course:

Designed to provide a full appreciation of the methods and practices of visual testing. A high level of theoretical and practical content is offered within these courses in preparation for either ASNT/ PCN Level 1 or 2 examinations. The courses meet the training hour requirements as specified in the relevant ASNT/ PCN documentation.

NDT Course Curricullum:

  • Introduction
    • a. Definition of visual testing
    • b. History of visual testing
    • c. Overview of visual testing applications
  • Definitions
    • a. Standard terms and their meanings in the employer’s industry
  • Fundamentals
    • a. Vision
    • b. Lighting
    • c. Material Attributes
    • d. Environmental Factors
    • e. Visual perception
    • f. Defect and indirect methods
  • Equipment
    • a. Mirrors
    • b. Magnifiers
    • c. Borescopes
    • d. Fiberscopes
    • e. Videoprobes
    • f. Remote Visual Inspection Systems
    • g. light sources and special lighting
    • h. Gages (welding, go/no-go, etc.)Templates, scales, micrometers, callipers, special tools, etc.
    • i. Automated systems
    • j. Computer-enhanced systems
  • Employer – Defined Applications(Includes a description of inherent, processing and service discontinues.)
    • a. mineral –based material
    • b. metallic materials , including welds
    • c. organic –based materials
    • d. other materials ( employer defined)
  • visual testing to specific procedures
    • a. selection of parameters
      • a.1 inspection objectives
      • a.2 inspection checkpoints
      • a.3 sampling plans
      • a.4 inspection patterns
      • a.5 documented procedures
    • b. Test Standards/calibration
    • c. Classification of indications per acceptance criteria
    • d. Reports and documentation