Radiographic Level 3

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THE COURSE

Radiographic Testing (RT) Level 3

DURATION

Depending on experience

TYPE

Theory training and examination

CODE

AR/RT3

Why attend this course?

This programme includes a combination of general theory and specific application theory with procedure writing. It is PCN recognised and provides excellent preparation for the Level 3 examination; it meets in full the training hour requirements as specified by the relevant PCN documentation.

This course is also suitable for employer based certification schemes such as SNT-TC-IA / EN4179 / NAS410.

Course content

  • Properties of X-ray and Gamma rays
  • Atomic structures
  • Generation of X-rays
  • Natural and artificial gamma radiation sources
  • Gamma ray equipment
  • Radiographic film
  • Intensifying screens, exposure charts, calculations
  • Techniques for weld and/or casting radiography
  • Darkroom procedures
  • Radiographic quality
  • Interpretation of radiographs
  • Specifications and procedures
  • Computed and digital radiographic techniques and systems
  • Preparation of a procedure

Validated by BINDT and recognised by PCN

Responsibilities of an Radiographic Testing Level 3 certified NDT professional

An individual certified to Radiographic Testing Level 3 has demonstrated competence to perform and direct Radiographic Testing operators for which he is certified. Radiographic Testing Level 3 personnel have demonstrated:
  • The competence to evaluate and interpret results in terms of existing standards, codes, and specifications
  • Sufficient practical knowledge of applicable materials, fabrication, process, and product technology to select Radiographic Testing methods, establish Radiographic Testing techniques and assist in establishing acceptance criteria where non are otherwise available
  • A general familiarity with other NDT methods
Within the scope of the competence defined on the certificate, Radiographic Testing Level 3 personnel may be authorised to:
  • Assume full responsibility for the test facility or examination centre and staff
  • Establish, review for editorial and technical correctness and validate Radiographic Testing instructions and procedures
  • Interpret codes, standards, specifications and procedures
  • Designate the particular Radiographic test methods, techniques and procedures to be used
  • Within the scope and limitations of any certification held, carry out all tasks at all levels
  • Provide guidance for Ultrasonic Testing personnel at all levels
Level 3 certified personnel may be authorised to carry out, manage and supervise PCN qualification examinations on behalf of the British Institute of NDT (BINDT).

Where Level 3 duties require the individual to apply routine NDT by a method or methods within a particular product or industry sector, BINDT strongly recommends that the industry demand that this person should hold and maintain Level 2 certification in the applicable method(s) and sector(s).

The range and scope of PCN certification available at each level is defined in the relevant appendix to these general requirements.

Special note:

Candidates must be at least 18 years old and meet the requirements of the Ionising Radiations Regulations. TDLs/film badges will be supplied to all candidates. We are able to arrange medicals and TLDs if candidates are not currently classified.

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.

 

Price:

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

Reserve your place now

Dates are based on customer demand, please contact us for availability.

 

Course and examination enquiries

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

Meet the trainer

Andrew Fox - Trainer, Examiner and Level 3 Consultant

Andy Fox 

Andy is one of the industry's highly respected and leading individuals within NDT and radiography in particular having gained experienced with Rolls Royce, developing their NDT strategy for the Civil Nuclear market. 

Qualifications:

PCN Level 2: Radiography, Radiographic Interpretation
PCN Level 3: Radiography
ASNT Level 3: Radiographic Testing, Magnetic Particle Testing, Penetrant Testing, Visual Testing
NAS 410 / EN 4179: Radiographic Testing, Computed Radiography, Magnetic Particle Testing, Penetrant Testing
CSWIP Level 2: Digital Radiography

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Meet the trainer

Alec Smith - Trainer and Examiner

Alec Smith 

With over 40 years experience in NDT, Alec is a well known and respected leader in radiography and weld inspection having worked as a Level 3 for organisations such as Applus RTD Ltd and NASA.

Qualifications:

PCN Level 2: Radiography, Radiation Protection Supervisor, Weld Inspection
PCN Level 3: Radiography, Computed Radiography, Weld Inspection
ASNT Level 3: Radiography, Ultrasonic Testing, Magnetic Particle Testing, Penetrant Testing

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"The course was taught to teach rather than just pass the exam. The trainer had a wealth of experience to share"

Martin attended Radiographic Testing in Sheffield, February 2017

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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