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Magnetic Particle Testing

MAGNETIC PARTICLE TESTING: LEVEL 1 (Multi sector)
Duration Type Technique
Training course: 2 days Both Theory and Practical Visible / Fluoroscent
Examination: 1 day Both Theory & practical Visible / Fluoroscent
Why attend this course?
Magnetic Particle Testing candidates will have the opportunity to use a large variety of equipment on welds, castings and wrought products on this theoretical and practical course. Suitable for beginners and personnel with existing NDT knowledge and PCN recognised, providing excellent preparation for Level 1 MPI examinations. It meets, the training hour requirements as specified by the relevant PCN documentation.
Content
  • Introduction
  • Basic Physical Phenomena in terms of general Description
  • Product technologies and capability of methods derivate techniques
  • MPT Equipments
  • Relevant MPT standards
  • Information perior to testing
  • Testing according to the return instructions
  • Treatment of the components of the testing
  • clascification of indications, Evaluations and reporting
  • Personal Qualification requirements
  • Health and safety
Responsibilities of an Magnetic Particle Testing Level 1 certified NDT professional:

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

  • Set up MPT Equipment
  • Perform MPT tests
  • Record and classify results of the tests according to written criteria
  • Report the test results

Magnetic Particle 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 Magnetic Particle Testing PCN certification is only achieved once the required experience is acquired following the completion of the required training hours and passing of the examination:

    Magnetic Particle 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 – 32 training hours (+80 hrs for Level 3 Basic) and 24 months experience
MAGNETIC PARTICLE TESTING: LEVEL 2 (Multi sector)
Duration Type Technique
Training course: 3 days Both Theory and Practical Training Visible / Fluoroscent
Examination: 1 day Both Theory & practical Visible / Fluoroscent
Why attend this course?
Magnetic Particle Testing candidates will have the opportunity to use a large variety of equipment on welds, castings and wrought products on this theoretical and practical course. Suitable for beginners and personnel with existing NDT knowledge and PCN recognised, providing excellent preparation for Level 1 and 2 MPI examinations. It meets the training hour requirements as specified by the relevant PCN documentation.
Content
  • Properties of magnetic fields
  • Principles of magnetic particle inspection
  • MPT Equipment
  • Equipment and its calibration
  • Identification or designation of material
  • MPT Testing procedure
  • Detection of indication, Evaluation and reporting
  • Relevant standards
  • PCN documentation
  • Product technology
  • Extensive practical element
Responsibilities of an Magnetic Particle Testing Level 2 certified NDT professional

An individual certified to Magnetic Particle Testing Level 2 has demonstrated competence to perform NDT according to NDT procedures. Within the scope of the competence defined on the certificate, Level 2 personnel may be authorised by the employer to:

  • Select the Magnetic Particle Testing technique for the test method to be used
  • Define the limitations of application of the testing method
  • Translate Magnetic Particle Testing codes, standards, specifications and procedures into Magnetic Particle Testing instructions adapted to the actual working conditions
  • Set up and verify Magnetic Particle Testing equipment settings
  • Perform and supervise Magnetic Particle tests
  • Interpret and evaluate results according to applicable standards, codes, specifications or procedures
  • Prepare written Magnetic Particle Testing instructions
  • Carry out and supervise all tasks at or below Level 2
  • Provide guidance for personnel at or below Level 2
  • Report the results of Magnetic Particle tests.
Training and experience hours required for Certification

Full Magnetic Particle Testing PCN certification is only achieved once the required experience is acquired following the completion of the required training hours and passing of the examination:

    Magnetic Particle 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 – 32 training hours (+80 hrs for Level 3 Basic) and 24 months experience
MAGNETIC PARTICLE TESTING: LEVEL 3 (Multi sector)
Duration Type Technique
Depending on experience Both Theory training course and examination Visible / Fluoroscent
Examination: 1 day Both Theory & practical Visible / Fluoroscent
Why attend this course?
This is a guidance course aimed at the PCN Level 3 requirements for Magnetic Particle Inspection practitioners. The main objective of the course is to make candidates fully aware of the scope of the examination and level of knowledge required, while also identifying their weak subject areas. Advice will be given on any further tuition required.
Candidates are required to complete and pass the PCN Level 3 Basic training course before attempting individual methods.
Course content
  • Introduction
  • Basic
  • Typical Discontinuities
  • Testing parameters
  • Equipments
  • Relevant Standards
  • Identification or Designaition materials
  • Testing
  • Treatment of the Component after test
  • Test Report
  • Personal Qualification
  • Health and Safety
  • Establishing NDT Procedure

Basic examination
Part Examination Number of questions
A Materials technology and science, including typical defects in a wide range of
products including castings welds and wrought products.
30
B Qualification and certification procedure in accordance with this document 10
C 15 general questions at Level 2 standard for each of four NDT methods chosen by
the candidate, including at least one volumetric NDT method (UT or RT).
60
Main Method examination
Part Subject Number of questions
D Level 3 knowledge relating to the test method applied 30
E Application of the NDT method in the sector concerned, including the applicable
codes, standards, and specifications. This may be an open book examination in
relation to codes, standards, and specifications.
20
F Drafting of one or more NDT procedures in the relevant sector. The applicable
codes, standards, and specifications shall be available to the candidate.
For a candidate who has already drafted a NDT procedure in a successfully passed
Level 3 examination, BINDT may replace the drafting of a procedure with the critical
analysis of an existing NDT procedure covering the relevant method and sector, and
containing errors and/or omissions.

Responsibilities of an Magnetic Particle Testing Level 3 certified NDT professional

An individual certified to Magnetic Particle Testing Level 3 has demonstrated competence to perform and direct Magnetic Particle Testing operators for which he is certified. Magnetic Particle 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 Magnetic Particle Testing methods, establish Magnetic Particle 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, Magnetic Particle 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 Magnetic Particle Testing instructions and procedures
  • Interpret codes, standards, specifications and procedures
  • Designate the particular Magnetic Particle 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 Magnetic Particle 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.

Training and experience hours required for Certification

Full Magnetic Particle Testing PCN certification is only achieved once the required experience is acquired following the completion of the required training hours and passing of the examination:

    Magnetic Particle 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 – 32 training hours (+80 hrs for Level 3 Basic) and 24 months experience
MAGNETIC PARTICLE TESTING:
REFRESHER / RECERTIFICATION
Duration Type Technique
Depending on own requirements Practical training and examination Visible / Fluoroscent
Why attend this course?
This is a short-term revision course intended to supplement the Magnetic Particle Testing Level 2 courses prior to examination. This course is suitable for refresher training towards both the PCN and ASNT recertification examinations.
Content
  • Relevant examination criteria
  • Practical exercises on equipment similar to that encountered in examinations
  • A theory package orientated towards examination requirements
  • Instruction writing
  • Mock examination
Sector Fee
Level 1 Level 2 Level 3
Training + Exam Exam Only Training + Exam Exam Only
Penetrant Testing (weld) Refer level 2 45,000 (combined level 1 and level 2) 25,000 (combined level 1 and level 2)
Penetrant Testing (Multi sector) Refer level 2 55,000 (combined level 1 and level 2) 30,000 (combined level 1 and level 2) 88,000 48,000
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