Ultrasonic Time Of Flight Diffraction (TOFD) - Level 3

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THE COURSE

Ultrasonic Time Of Flight Diffraction (TOFD) Welds: Level 3

DURATION

Depending on experience

TYPE

Theory training course and examination

CODE

AR/TOFD3

Why attend this course?

This is a guidance course aimed at the PCN requirements for Ultrasonic TOFD Practitioner Level 3 in welds. The main objective is to make candidates fully aware of the scope of the examination and level of knowledge required (This will also enable candidates to identify their weak subject areas). Advice will be given on any further tuition required. Candidates should hold a PCN Level 2 in TOFD, a PCN Level 3 approval in Ultrasonic Testing as a minimum and have at least 2 years experience in NDT Inspection before attempting these courses.

Course content

  • PCN requirements for Level 3 approval
  • Complementary NDT methods
  • Advanced product technology
  • Quality assurance, quality control and supervision
  • Specifications, procedures and techniques
  • Analysis of reports
  • Advanced ultrasonic testing theory and revision
  • Analysis of procedures
  • Procedure writing
  • Mock examinations

Responsibilities of an Ultrasonic Time of Flight Diffraction (TOFD) Level 3 certified NDT professional

An individual certified to Ultrasonic TOFD Level 3 has demonstrated competence to perform and direct Ultrasonic Testing operators for which he is certified. Ultrasonic TOFD 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 Ultrasonic TOFD methods, establish Ultrasonic TOFD 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, Ultrasonic TOFD 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 Ultrasonic Testing instructions and procedures
  • Interpret codes, standards, specifications and procedures
  • Designate the particular Ultrasonic TOFD 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 TOFD 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 wishing to undertake a Phased Array or TOFD Level 3 training course must currently hold a Level 3 certification in Ultrasonic Testing. More information about the course can be found here.

 

Price
(excl. VAT)

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

"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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24th September 2018

TOFD Level 3 Training Course

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Course Enquiries

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

Meet the trainer

Richard Horsfall - Trainer, Examiner and Level 3 Consultant

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Richard is our lead Advanced UT tutor having joined IMechE Argyll Ruane in 2013 and has 10 years of standard and advanced NDT teaching experience.

Before training tomorrow's NDT specialists, Richard gained 8 years experience within the oil and gas sector as well as a Senior Turbine Specialist with Alstom.

Qualifications:

PCN Level 2: Ultrasonic Testing, PAUT, TOFD, Magnetic Particle Testing, Penetrant Testing
PCN Level 3: Ultrasonic Testing, PAUT, TOFD, Magnetic Particle Testing, Penetrant Testing

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Meet the trainer

Andrew King - NDT Training Manager

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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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