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Ultrasonic Testing: Critical Defect Sizing

Special note

Candidates must bring their own calibrated Ultrasonic Testing set and probes and the course includes an end of course practical assessment prior to the independent PCN examination.

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This programme is only available to holders of current PCN Level 2 Ultrasonic Practitioner Welds certification, which is applicable to at least two groups and held for at least 6 months.

The course was developed to assist the technician/ engineer in the sizing of defects to within a tolerance level commensurate with the capabilities of the ultrasonic method.

Originally designed to meet the objectives of the CEGB module: Defect Assessment for Fitness for Purpose Inspections – Ultrasonic Test Weld Samples. Now available as a PCN examination.

  • Production of beam plots for relevant probes
  • Practical examination of artificial simulations to assess plotting accuracy
  • Discussion of relevant normative documentation including BS and EN standards
  • Production of DAC and sensitivity levels
  • Discussion relating to echo-dynamic patterns
  • Reporting formats
  • Practical defect sizing on a variety of weldments

  • Scientific calculator
  • Overalls/Lab coat
  • Safety boots are mandatory in practical areas
  • PCN Candidates: PCN wallet card or other form of photographic identification
  • CDS: If using own equipment you must bring an in-date calibration certificate with a completed Ultrasonic Equipment Check Sheet. (As found in PCN/GEN APPENDIX C1) Note: A calibrated set can be provided. However, sufficient notice will be required if you wish to use these.

(excl. VAT)

Training course: £608
Examination: £320
PCN Levy: £88
Total: £1,062

Note: Prices are correct at time of issue but may be subject to change, with the exception of confirmed bookings.