Penetrant Testing- Level 1 NDT Training Course

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THE COURSE

Penetrant Testing: Level 1

DURATION

Training course: 4 days
Examination: 1 day

TYPE

Theory and practical training and examination

CODE

AR/PT1

Why attend this course?

Candidates will have the opportunity to use the various techniques on welds, castings and wrought products whilst gaining detailed theoretical and practical knowledge on all the commonly encountered penetrant testing techniques. This course is suitable for beginners and personnel with existing NDT knowledge, this course is PCN recognised and provides excellent preparation for Level 1 and 2 examinations. It meets the training hour requirements as specified by the relevant PCN documentation.

Course content

  • Penetrant testing terminology
  • Introduction to the penetrant method
  • Principles of penetrant inspection
  • Penetrant inspection equipment
  • Performance checking
  • Defect detection and evaluation
  • Penetrant techniques
  • Application of a written instruction
  • Relevant standards & H&S considerations
  • PCN documentation
  • Product technology
  • Extensive practical element

Validated by BINDT and recognised by PCN

Responsibilities of an Penetrant Testing Level 1 certified NDT professional: 

An individual certified to Penetrant Testing Level 1 has demonstrated competence to carry out Penetrant  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 Penetrant Testing instructions:

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

Training and experience hours required for Certification

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:

Penetrant 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 - 24 training hours (+80 hrs for Level 3 Basic) and 24 months experience

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 preperation.

 

Price
(excl. VAT)

Training course: £585
Examination: £210
PCN levy: £72
Total: £867
 
Next available date

17th December 2018 More dates available here

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17th December 2018

5 day training course and examination

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Course and examination enquiries

+44 (0)114 399 5720 or argyllruane@imeche.org 

Meet the trainer

Anthony Stubbs - Trainer

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Tony possesses a wealth of not only industrial but teaching knowledge and experience from his time as a high school physics teacher.

Using his experience within metallurgy and manufacturing, he is able to pass on numerous gems of information to his students.

Qualifications:

PCN Level 2: Magnetic Particle Testing, Liquid Penetrant Testing, Ultrasonic Testing, Eddy Current Testing

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'Excellent course and preparation for PCN Level 2 exam, delivered very well and expertly by Tony - thanks!'

Paul attended Penetrant Testing Level 2 in Sheffield, November 2016

NDT Examinations:

A full range of examinations are available to internationally recognised central and employer based schemes including PCN, SNT-TC-1A, EN4179 and NAS410.

Full initial, resit and recertification options are available depending on your requirements. Click here for more information >

 

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