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Ultrasonic Testing

ULTRASONIC TESTING: LEVEL 1
DURATION TYPE Technique
Training course: 5 days Theory & practical Pulse Echo
Examination: 1 or 2 days Theory & practical Pulse Echo
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
*Candidates can complete an additional 3 days training and one day exam to include additional UT sectors ( for example if candidate hold welds and wish to add castings )
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.
PCN ISO 9712 ULTRASONIC TESTING: LEVEL 2
DURATION TYPE Technique
Refer individual sector below Theory & practical Pulse Echo
Examination: 1 or 2 days Theory & practical Pulse Echo
Welds, Castings, Forging / Wrought Products
All UT COURSES ARE AVAILABLE AT ANY TIME WITH ONE WEEK PRIOR NOTICE
Why attend this course?
This course is a combination of the UT Introduction course with appropriate Ultrasonic Testing theory and practical training. This course is PCN recognised and provides excellent preparation for Ultrasonic Testing Level 2 examinations. It meets in full the training hour requirements as specified by the relevant PCN documentation.
Content
  • Basic concepts
  • Ultrasound
  • Ultrasound
  • Principals of ultrasonic testing
  • Flaw detector (operation and use)
  • Defect location and sizing techniques
  • Use of calibration and reference blocks
  • Plotting systems
  • Examination of samples, welds,castings and wrought products
  • Report writing and discussion of relevant standards and specifications (BS, EN etc)
Minimum Training and experience hours required

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 2 ( Level 2 after level 1 ) – 80 training hours and 9 months experience
  • Level 2 ( Direct Level 2 without level 1 ) – 120 training hours and 12 months experience
*Candidates can complete an additional 5 days training and one day exam to include additional UT sectors ( for example if candidate hold welds and wish to add castings )
Ultrasonic Node & Nozzle
Level 2 – 40 training hours ( supplementary to UT Level 2 )
Ultrasonic Testing of Wrought plate – including Thickness Gauging
40 hours training and 3 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 2 certified NDT professional

An individual certified to PCN Ultrasonic Testing Level 2 has to have competence to perform Ultrasonic testing in according to UT procedures Within the scope of the competence defined in the certificate. PCN Level 2 personnel may be authorised by the employer to:

  • Select the Ultrasonic Testing technique for the test method to be used
  • Define the limitations of application of the testing method
  • Translate Ultrasonic Testing codes, standards, specifications and procedures into Ultrasonic Testing instructions adapted to the actual working conditions
  • Set up and verify Ultrasonic Testing equipment settings
  • Perform and supervise Ultrasonic tests
  • Interpret and evaluate results according to applicable standards, codes, specifications or procedures
  • Prepare written Ultrasonic 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 Ultrasonic tests.
ULTRASONIC TESTING: LEVEL 3
DURATION TYPE Technique
Depending on experience Theory & Drafting UT Procedure Pulse Echo
Examination: 1 or 2 days Theory & Drafting UT Procedure Pulse Echo
Why attend this course?
These are guidance courses aimed at the PCN requirements for Ultrasonic Practitioner Level 3 in either welds, casting or wrought products. 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 ideally hold a PCN Level 2 approval in Ultrasonic Testing as a minimum and have at least 3 years experience in NDT Inspection before attempting these courses.
Candidates are required to complete and pass the PCN Level 3 Basic training course before attempting individual methods.
Course content
  • Terminology and definition of UT
  • Physical principlle of the method and associated knowledge
  • Products Knowledge and releted capability of the method and derived techniques
  • Equipments
  • Information prior to test
  • Testing techniques
  • Evaluation reporting
  • Assessment, Quality aspects and developments
  • Analysis of procedures
  • Procedure writing
  • Mock examinations

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.

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 3 – 40 training hours (+80 hrs for Level 3 Basic) and 36 months experience
*Candidates can complete an additional 4 days training and one day exam to include additional UT sectors ( for example if candidate hold welds and wish to add castings )
Responsibilities of an Ultrasonic Testing Level 3 certified NDT professional

An individual certified to Ultrasonic Testing Level 3 has demonstrated competence to perform and direct Ultrasonic Testing operators for which he is certified. Ultrasonic 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 Ultrasonic Testing methods, establish Ultrasonic 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, Ultrasonic 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 Ultrasonic Testing instructions and procedures
  • Interpret codes, standards, specifications and procedures
  • Designate the particular Ultrasonic 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 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.
ULTRASONIC TESTING: REFRESHER / RECERTIFICATION
DURATION TYPE Technique
Depending on own requirements Theory training course and examination Pulse Echo
Examination: 1 or 2 days Theory & practical Pulse Echo
Why attend this course?
Ideal for those who already have a basic understanding of the techniques of ultrasonic inspection and would like intensive instruction to improve their knowledge and increase their experience in preperation for a recertification examination. The course is suitable for candidates who are wishing to progress towards any of the ultrasonic examination qualifications and has a high practical content; all equipment is provided.
Content
  • Revision of basic techniques
  • Probe identification
  • Test sensitivity
  • Equipment checks
  • Geometry/ultrasonic technique selection
  • Defect response
  • Practical exercises on a wide variety of weldments
  • Defect sizing methods

Candidates have the option of single or multiple days and a flexible option for candidates undertaking ultrasonic training covering both welds, cast or wrought products.

Sector Fee
Level 1 Level 2 Level 3
Training + Exam Exam Only Training + Exam Exam Only
WELD ( UT 3.1 / 3.2) Refer level 2 70,000 (combined level 1 and level 2) 30,000 (combined level 1 and level 2) 88,000 48,000
WELD UT 3.8 35,000 25,000
WELD UT 3.9 35,000 25,000
UT Casting Refer Level 2 70,000 (combined level 1 and level 2) 30,000 (combined level 1 and level 2) 88,000 48,000
UT Forging Refer Level 2 70,000 (combined level 1 and level 2) 30,000 (combined level 1 and level 2) 88,000 48,000
UT Thickness Measurement 55,000 25,000
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