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Ultrasonic Time of Flight Diffraction (TOFD) Welds Level 2

This TOFD welds course provides detailed information on the inspection of ferritic steel welds by the ultrasonic time of flight method. Suitable for personnel with existing UT Certification in welds, and recognised by PCN, providing excellent preparation for the Level 1 and 2 examinations.

It meets the full training hour requirements as specified by the relevant PCN documentation. (Note: Level 1 requires a minimum of 40 hours’ training. Direct entry to Level 2 requires a minimum of 80 hours).  The course utilises the latest Technology Design and Olympus TOFD equipment.

  • Ultrasonic theory
  • Theory of diffracted ultrasonic waves
  • Digitisation principles
  • Hardware utilised in TOFD
  • Calibration/setting up of equipment
  • Extensive practical element
  • Analysis software
  • Analysis and interpretation
  • Reporting
  • Relevant standards/PCN documentation

Validated by BINDT and recognised by PCN

An individual certified to Ultrasonic TOFD 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 Ultrasonic TOFD technique for the test method to be used
  • Define the limitations of application of the testing method
  • Translate Ultrasonic TOFD codes, standards, specifications and procedures into Ultrasonic TOFD instructions adapted to the actual working conditions
  • Set up and verify Ultrasonic TOFD equipment settings
  • Perform and supervise Ultrasonic TOFD tests
  • Interpret and evaluate results according to applicable standards, codes, specifications or procedures
  • Prepare written Ultrasonic TOFD 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 Ultrasonic TOFD tests.

Full PCN certification is only achieved once the required experience is acquired following the completion of the required training hours and passing of the examination:

Ultrasonic Time of Flight Diffraction
Level 2 – 80 training hours and 12 months experience

(excl. VAT)

Training course: £2,425
Examination: £400
PCN Levy: £76
Total: £2,901