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Ultrasonic Testing: An Introduction

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.

Course content

  • Basic concepts
  • Nature of sound
  • Relevant formulae
  • Wave propagation
  • Types of display
  • Operation of flaw detectors
  • Probes
  • Couplants
  • Defect location and sizing methods
  • Relevant BS and EN standards
  • Use of plotting systems
  • Reporting methods
  • Welding, casting and forging methods (background knowledge)
  • Defects associated with the above processes.

Why attend this course?

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 lamination 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.


As this course is based on your own individual requirements, please contact us for a personalised price.