Visual Testing Level 1 - NDT - IMechE Engineering Training Solutions

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THE COURSE

Visual Testing Level 1

DURATION

Training course: 4 days
Examination: 1 day

TYPE

Theory and practical training and examination

CODE

AR/VT1

Why attend this course?

Designed to provide a full appreciation of the methods and practices of visual testing. A high level of theoretical and practical content is offered within these courses in preparation for PCN Level 1 examinations. The course meets the training hour requirements as specified in the relevant PCN documentation.

Course content

  • Definitions
  • Vision
  • Lighting
  • Environmental factors, direct and indirect methods of visual assessment
  • Visual inspection equipment
  • Surface conditions
  • Inspection and testing criteria
  • The reporting of results
  • Application of a written instruction
  • Codes and standards
  • Product technology (welds, castings, wrought), in-service and secondary process defects

Validated by BINDT and recognised by PCN

Responsibilities of an Visual Testing Level 1 certified NDT professional: 

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

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

Visual 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.

 

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: £495
Examination: £210
PCN levy: £72
Total: £777

Next available date

10th December 2018 More dates available here

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Course and examination enquiries

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

Meet the trainer

David Thomas - Trainer

David Thomas 

Having previously been the lead Level 3 and M.D. of a leading inspection organisation, David is able to use his many years of developing other engineers and his own industrial experience in providing relevant and detailed examples of the theory and teaching being used in real world situations.

Qualifications:

PCN Level 3: Ultrasonic Testing, Radiographic Testing, Magnetic Particle Testing, Penetrant Testing, Visual Testing
ASNT Level 3: Ultrasonic Testing, Radiographic Testing, Magnetic Particle Testing, Penetrant Testing, Visual Testing

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Meet the trainer

Michael Mullins - Trainer, Examiner and Level 3 Consultant

Mick Mullins 

Mick is our resident expert on new and advanced NDT methods with 37 years of experience in NDT. Specialising in the oil and gas industry, Mick joined IMechE Argyll Ruane in 2005.

Qualifications:

PCN Level 2: Magnetic Particle Testing, Penetrant Testing, Ultrasonic Testing, UT: Phased Array, UT: TOFD
PCN Level 3: Magnetic Particle Testing, Penetrant Testing, Ultrasonic Testing, UT: Phased Array, UT: TOFD
ASNT Level 3: Magnetic Particle Testing, Penetrant Testing, Ultrasonic Testing, Visual Testing

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"I underestimated the course totally and was very pleasantly surprised, I will recommend Argyll Ruane to my company Applus RTD"

Dean attended Visual Testing Level 2 in Sheffield, July 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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