Ultrasonic Testing - Level 1 NDT Training Course - Welds- Castings- Wrought Products

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The course

Ultrasonic Testing: Level 1

Duration

Training course: 5 days
Examination: 1 or 2 days

Type

Theory & practical training course and examination

Code

AR/UT1

- Welds, Castings, Wrought Products

OUR UT FLOOR OPERATES ON AN OPEN DOOR POLICY, ALL COURSES ARE AVAILABLE AT ANY TIME, AT A CONVENIENCE TO SUIT YOU.

Why attend this course?

This course is a combination of the Ultrasonic Testing Introduction course with appropriate Ultrasonic Testing theory and practical training. This course is PCN recognised and provides excellent preparation for Ultrasonic Testing Level 1 examinations. It meets in full the training hour requirements as specified by the relevant PCN documentation.

Content

  • Ultrasonic testing terminology
  • Basic ultrasonic concepts
  • Ultrasound
  • Principals of ultrasonic testing
  • Flaw detector (operation and use)
  • Defect location and sizing techniques
  • Use of calibration and reference blocks
  • Plotting systems
  • Application of a written instruction
  • Examination of samples, welds, castings and wrought products
  • Report writing and discussion of relevant standards and specifications (BS EN etc.)

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:

Ultrasonic Testing (per sector - Welds, Castings, Wrought Products/Forgings*)
Level 1 - 40 training hours and 3 months experience
Level 2 - 80 training hours and 9 months experience
Level 3 - 40 training hours (+80 hrs for Level 3 Basic) and 36 months experience

*Students are able to complete an additional 4 days training and 1 day examination for additional UT sectors e.g. if you hold welds and wish to add castings.

Ultrasonic Nozzle & Node/Thickness & Laminations
Level 2 - 40 training hours (supplementary to UT Level 2) and 9 months experience

Ultrasonic Critical Defect Sizing
24 training hours (supplementary to UT Level 2) and 9 months experience

Direct to Level 2 options are available, in this instance, students would be required to complete both Level 1 and 2 training and experience requirements.

Responsibilities of an Ultrasonic Testing Level 1 certified NDT professional: 

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

  • Set up Ultrasonic Testing equipment
  • Perform Ultrasonic Inspection tests
  • Record and classify results of the tests according to written criteria
  • Report the results of Ultrasonic tests
Ultrasonic 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.
 
  •  Scientific calculator
     Overalls/Lab coat
     Safety boots (we do have a small number available if required)
     PCN Candidates: PCN wallet card or other form of photographic identification

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)

Welds:                              

Training course: £855
Examination: £260
PCN Levy: £72
Total: £1,157

Castings:                            

Training course: £855
Examination: £270
PCN Levy: £72
Total: £1,197

Forgings/Wrought Products:

Training course: £825
Examination: £260
PCN Levy: £72
Total: £1,157

 
Click on a date below to book your place now

Our UT floor operates on an open door policy, all courses are available at any time at a convenience to suit you. 

Actual commencement date and duration depending on your own requirements is agreed once your booking is confirmed. 

Next available date

22nd October 2018 More dates available here

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Further dates are available, please contact us for more information

Course and examination enquiries

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

Meet the trainer

Jordan Wood - Trainer

 Jordan Wood

Jordan is a key member of the UT training suite having experience across standard and advanced methods during his 7 years experience from working in the offshore/onshore oil and gas, fabrication, structural and pipeline industries. Having joined IMechE Argyll Ruane originally in 2011 and then again in 2018 after a further 5 years in the field, Jordan is able to pass on a wealth of real world industry experience to his students.

Qualifications:

PCN Level 2: Ultrasonic Testing, PAUT, TOFD, Magnetic Particle Testing, Penetrant Testing

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Meet the trainer

Andrew King - NDT Training Manager

 Andrew King

With a vast amount of experience working in various industries and as well as NDT training organisations, Andrew leads the NDT training department to deliver the high quality of training our customers expect. During from his time working in the petrochemical, nuclear, marine, mining and manufacturing industries, Andrew is able to draw from his vast experience to support his expert knowledge when in the classroom or supporting our team of trainers.

Qualifications:

PCN Level 3: Ultrasonic Testing, PAUT, TOFD, Magnetic Particle Testing, Penetrant Testing, Radiographic Testing
PCN Level 2: Ultrasonic Testing, PAUT, TOFD, Magnetic Particle Testing, Penetrant Testing, Radiographic Testing
PCN Level 1: Basic Radiation Safety

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"One of the most informative, professional courses I have attended in my career. A truly world class training facility. 10/10"

John attended Ultrasonic 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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