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Magnetic Particle Testing Level 2

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.

  • Properties of magnetic fields
  • Principles of magnetic particle inspection
  • Magnetic particle inspection equipment
  • Equipment calibration
  • Defect detection and evaluation
  • Magnetic particle inspection techniques
  • Production of written technique
  • Relevant standards
  • PCN documentation
  • Product technology
  • Extensive practical element

Validated by BINDT and recognised by PCN

An individual certified to Magnetic Particle Testing Level 2 has demonstrated competence to perform NDT according to NDT procedures. Within the scope of the competence defined on the certificate, Level 2 personnel may be authorised by the employer to:

  • Select the Magnetic Particle Testing technique for the test method to be used
  • Define the limitations of application of the testing method
  • Translate Magnetic Particle Testing codes, standards, specifications and procedures into Magnetic Particle Testing instructions adapted to the actual working conditions
  • Set up and verify Magnetic Particle Testing equipment settings
  • Perform and supervise Magnetic Particle tests
  • Interpret and evaluate results according to applicable standards, codes, specifications or procedures
  • Prepare written Magnetic Particle Testing instructions
  • Carry out and supervise all tasks at or below Level 2
  • Provide guidance for personnel at or below Level 2
  • Report the results of Magnetic Particle tests.

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: £290
PCN levy: £74
Total: £949

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