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Magnetic Particle Testing Level 1

Special note

Candidates attempting a PCN examination must meet the PCN/GEN requirements. If attempting an ASNT/EN4179/NAS410 examination the requirements of your company’s written practice must be met. This course is not suitable for BGAS-CSWIP examination preparation.

Magnetic Particle Testing candidates will have the opportunity to use a large variety of equipment on welds, castings and wrought products on this theoretical and practical course. Suitable for beginners and personnel with existing NDT knowledge and PCN recognised, providing excellent preparation for Level 1 MPI examinations. It meets, the training hour requirements as specified by the relevant PCN documentation.

  • Magnetic particle testing terminology
  • Properties of magnetic fields
  • Principles of magnetic particle inspection
  • Magnetic particle inspection equipment
  • Equipment calibration
  • Defect detection and evaluation
  • Magnetic particle inspection techniques
  • Relevant standards & H&S considerations
  • PCN documentation
  • Product technology
  • Extensive practical element

Validated by BINDT and recognised by PCN

An individual certified to Magnetic Particle Testing Level 1 has demonstrated competence to carry out Magnetic Particle Testing according to written instructions and under the supervision of Level 2 or Level 3 personnel. Within the scope of the competence defined on the certificate, Level 1 personnel may be authorised by the employer to perform the following in accordance with Magnetic Particle Testing instructions:

  • Set up Magnetic Particle Testing equipment
  • Perform Magnetic Particle Inspection tests
  • Record and classify results of the tests according to written criteria
  • Report the results of Magnetic Particle tests

Magnetic Particle Testing Level 1 certified personnel shall neither be responsible for the choice of test method or technique to be used, nor for the interpretation of the test results.

Full Magnetic Particle Testing PCN certification is only achieved once the required 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

(excl. VAT)

Training course: £585
Examination: £210
PCN levy: £74
Total: £869

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