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Penetrant Testing

PENETRANT TESTING: LEVEL 1 (Multi sector)
Duration Type Technique
Training course: 2 days Theory and practical Visible / Fluoroscent
Examination: 1 day Theory and practical Visible / Fluoroscent
Why attend this course?
Candidates will have the opportunity to use the various techniques on welds, castings and wrought products whilst gaining detailed theoretical and practical knowledge on all the commonly encountered penetrant testing techniques. This course is suitable for beginners and personnel with existing NDT knowledge, this course is PCN recognised and provides excellent preparation for Level 1 and 2 examinations. It meets the training hour requirements as specified by the relevant PCN documentation.
Course content
  • Penetrant testing terminology
  • Introduction to the penetrant method
  • Principles of penetrant inspection
  • Penetrant inspection equipment
  • Performance checking
  • Defect detection and evaluation
  • Penetrant techniques
  • Application of a written instruction
  • Relevant standards & H&S considerations
  • PCN documentation
  • Product technology
  • Extensive practical element
Responsibilities of an Penetrant Testing Level 1 certified NDT professional:

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

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

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

    Penetrant 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 – 24 training hours (+80 hrs for Level 3 Basic) and 24 months experience
PENETRANT TESTING: LEVEL 2 (Multi sector)
Duration Type Technique
Training course: 3 days Theory and practical Visible / Fluoroscent
Examination: 1 day Theory and practical Visible / Fluoroscent
Why attend this course?
Candidates will have the opportunity to use the various techniques on welds, castings and wrought products whilst gaining detailed theoretical and practical knowledge on all the commonly encountered penetrant testing techniques. This course is suitable for beginners and personnel with existing NDT knowledge, this course is PCN recognised and provides excellent preparation for Level 1 and 2 examinations. It meets the training hour requirements as specified by the relevant PCN documentation.
Course content
  • Introduction to the penetrant method
  • Principles of penetrant inspection
  • Penetrant inspection equipment
  • Performance checking
  • Defect detection and evaluation
  • Penetrant techniques
  • Relevant standards
  • PCN documentation
  • Extensive practical element
  • Product technology
Responsibilities of an Penetrant Testing Level 2 certified NDT professional

An individual certified to Penetrant 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 Penetrant Testing technique for the test method to be used
  • Define the limitations of application of the testing method
  • Translate Penetrant Testing codes, standards, specifications and procedures into Penetrant Testing instructions adapted to the actual working conditions
  • Set up and verify Penetrant Testing equipment settings
  • Perform and supervise Penetrant tests
  • Interpret and evaluate results according to applicable standards, codes, specifications or procedures
  • Prepare written Penetrant 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 Penetrant tests.
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:

    Penetrant 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 – 24 training hours (+80 hrs for Level 3 Basic) and 24 months experience
PENETRANT TESTING: LEVEL 3 (Multi sector)
Duration Type Technique
Depending on own experience Theory training course and examination Visible / Fluoroscent
Why attend this course?
This guidance course is aimed at the PCN Level 3 requirements for Penetrant Testing practitioners. The main objective of the course is to make candidates fully aware of the scope of the examination and level of knowledge required. It will also enable candidates to identify their weak subject areas. Advice will be given on any further tuition required.
Course content
  • PCN requirements for Level 3 approval
  • Complementary NDT methods
  • Product technology
  • Quality assurance, quality control and supervision
  • Specifications/procedures and techniques
  • Analysis of PT reports
  • Advanced penetrant theory and revision
  • Analysis of procedures
  • Procedure writing
  • Mock examinations
Responsibilities of an Penetrant Testing Level 3 certified NDT professional

An individual certified to Penetrant Testing Level 3 has demonstrated competence to perform and direct Penetrant Testing operators for which he is certified. Penetrant 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 Penetrant Testing methods, establish Penetrant 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, Penetrant 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 Penetrant Testing instructions and procedures
  • Interpret codes, standards, specifications and procedures
  • Designate the particular Penetrant 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 Penetrant 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 PCN certification is only achieved once the required once sufficient experience is acquired following the completion of the required training hours and passing of the examination:

    Penetrant 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 – 24 training hours (+80 hrs for Level 3 Basic) and 24 months experience
PENETRANT 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 Dye Penetrant 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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