PCN Training Curriculum

MAGNETIC PARTICLE TESTING (MT)

For MPT Level I

Course Content

Basic physical phenomena in terms of general description,Electric circuits, Magnetic circuits, Magnetic field created by electric circuits, Passage of the flux from a magnetic, Magnetic flux of a magnetic discontinuity, magnetic discontinuity on its detection.,Magnetic properties of materials, principle of Magnetic fields, Testing parameters: Magnetization, detection media and test of detection media indication.,Equipment : Magnetizing equipment, Viewing condition, Demagnetization

Entry Requirements (For Examination)

The minimum duration of training, which includes both theoretical and practical elements, is : Level 1 - 16 hours

The minimum duration for experience prior to or following success in the qualification examination is : Level 1- 1 Months


For MPT Level II

Course Content

Properties of magnetism, Principle of magnetism, magnetic fields, Hysteresis curve, permeability, retentivity, Coercive force reluctance; residual magnetism lines of force, AC DC Field distribution, testing, viewing conditions, detecting media; Light intensity, current requirements, interpretation and evaluation, acceptance levels; demagnetisation; practical exercises; methods of assessing sensitivity, reporting; instruction writing.

Course Objectives

To explain the theory of magnetism

1. To explain the Methods of magnetization, Types of equipment used for magnetization.

2. To explain the mediums used and their preparation, minimum concentration and light intensity required

3. To demonstrate practicals with different types of flaws.

4. To write clear instructions for testing and to prepare reports of the test performed.

5. To meet syllabus requirements for PCN Level 2

Entry Requirements (For Examination)

The minimum duration of training, which includes both theoretical and practical elements, is : Level 2 - 40 hours

The minimum duration for experience prior to or following success in the qualification examination is : Level 2 - 4 Months


ULTRASONIC TESTING (UT)

For UT Level I

Course Content

Terminology of UT, Review of mathematical basics , Various types of wave modes, Reflection and refraction, Transmission and reception of ultrasonic waves, Transducer characteristics, Characteristics of the beam of a circular transducer, Various defects related to the manufacturing processes and service induced defects related to the defined sectors, Various probes (normal, angle, dual), Written instruction,Verification of combined equipment according to Standardized calibration blocks Contact technique (straight and angle beam), Immersion techniques (straight and angle beam), Setting of range and sensitivity, Ultrasonic thickness measurement, Detecting, locating (trigonometrical rules) and sizing techniques


Entry Requirements (For Examination)

The minimum required duration of training, which includes both theoretical and practical elements, is: : Level 1- 40 hours

The minimum duration for experience prior to or following success in the qualification examination is : Level 1 - 3 Months


For UT Level II

Course Content

Basic principles of sound; Various type of wave modes, behaviour of sound in a material, effect of sensitivity resolution,penetration of sound with different types probes, the flaw detector, calibration blocks/DAC blocks; use of angle beam probes for weld scanning, calibration of equipments; welding processes and weld defects; practical exercises on test specimens containing simulated flaws; examination of parent plate, butt welds, interpretation and evaluation; instruction writing


Course Objectives

1. To explain the theoretical background of the techniques.

2. Familiarization of ultrasonic equipment,probes cables and connectors.

3. To carryout calibration of equipment

4. To locate and evaluate laminations

5. To scan welded plates & pipes with different defect.

6. To report on the location and size of defects in typical welded butt joints

7. To write clear instruction for testing.

8. To interpret code requirements.

9. To meet the syllabus requirements for PCN Level 2.


Entry Requirements (For Examination)

The minimum required duration of training, which includes both theoretical and practical elements, is: : Level 2 - 120 hours

The minimum duration for experience prior to or following success in the qualification examination is : Level 2 - 12 Months


PHASED ARRAY ULTRASONIC TESTING (PAUT) OF WELDS

For PAUT Level I


Course Content

Principles of phased array probes, Principles of inspection sensitivity, Phased Array Instrument, Scanning with phased array probes, Calibration and checks, Software for data collection, Software familiarity, Procedures for verification of flaw existence and position, Reporting


Entry Requirements (For Examination)

The minimum required duration of training, which includes both theoretical and practical elements, is: : Level 1 - 40 hours

The minimum duration for experience prior to or following success in the qualification examination is : Level 1 – 1 months minimum


For PAUT Level II


Course Content

Introduction in PAUT, Basic Principals of PAUT ,Advantages Disadvantages of PAUT, Types of PAUT machines and PAUT probes , Equipment Parameter selection, Beam Shaping & Steering Dynamic Depth Forms, Digitization Principles, Types of Scans, PAUT machine familiarization, Development of Scan Plan, Data acquisition, Data Interpretation etc.


Course Objectives

1. To explain the theoretical background of the techniques & the PAUT machine characteristics

2. To explain the different types of probes and its application.

3. To calibrate PAUT equipment (Velocity, Wedge delay, Sensitivity, Encoder)

4. To Scan the plates and acquire the data.

5. To locate and evaluate defects using PAUT

6. To select the correct type of probe/ machine parameters to examine welded butt joints in steel plate

7. To report on the location and size of defects in typical welded butt joints

8. To interpret code requirements

9. To write instruction to carry out the test.

10. To meet the syllabus requirements for PCN Level 2


Entry Requirements (For Examination)

The minimum required duration of training, which includes both theoretical and practical elements, is: : Level 2 - 120 hours

The minimum duration for experience prior to or following success in the qualification examination is : Level 2 – 4 months minimum


PENETRANT TESTING (PT)

For PT Level I

Course Content

Introduction, Terminology History of NDT, Physical principles of the method and associated Knowledge, Terminology , Typical defects according to the production process (forgings, castings, rolling, welding, …), Typical defects according to the production process (forgings, castings, rolling, welding, …), Design and operation of Penetrant installations and units, Verification that the test object is in suitable conditions for testing, Basics of evaluation.


Entry Requirements (For Examination)

The minimum required duration of training, which includes both theoretical and practical elements, is: : Level 1 - 16 hours

The minimum duration for experience prior to or following success in the qualification examination is : Level 1 - 1 Months


For PT Level II

Course Content

Principles of LPT, Types of dyes, Method of removal of excess penetrant, viewing conditions, equipment requirement, equipment and safety aspects; practical exercises; methods of assessing sensitivity, intepretation and evaluation, reporting, instruction writing.

Course Objectives

1. To explain the basic principles of penetrant inspection methods

2. To carry out penetrant inspection using solvent-removable processes

3. To demonstrate practicals with different type of flaws.

4. To carry out evaluation of defects identified.

5. To write clear and concise inspection instructions and test reports

6. To meet syllabus requirements for PCN Level 2


Entry Requirements (For Examination)

The minimum required duration of training, which includes both theoretical and practical elements, is: : Level 2 - 40 hours

The minimum duration for experience prior to or following success in the qualification examination is : Level 2 - 4 Months


TIME OF FLIGHT DIFFRACTION ULTRASONIC TESTING

For TOFD Level I

Course Content

Background to the Importance of the TOFD Technique, History of TOFD Development., Principles of TOFD., Diffraction Process.,Basic TOFD Set-up., Types of TOFD Scan., Summary of Advantages and Disadvantages of TOFD, including limitations., Basic Hardware., Advantage of Digital Recording., Digitisation of the Analogue Ultrasonic Signals., Sampling Rate., Grey scale imaging and B-scans., Signal Averaging., Pulse Width Control., Choice of Probe Angle., Choice of Probe Centre Separation, Digitisation Rate., Signal Averaging and Pulse Width., Manual Scanning., Mechanical Scanning., Summary of Choice of Parameters for TOFD Scan., Timing Errors.


Entry Requirements (For Examination)

The minimum required duration of training, which includes both theoretical and practical elements, is: : Level 1 - 40 hours

The minimum duration for experience prior to or following success in the qualification examination is : Level 1 - 3 Months

For TOFD Level II

Course Content

History of TOFD Development, Basic principles of TOFD,TOFD Advantages and Limitations, Equipment Parameter Selection, Depth Calculation, Time Calculation, PCS Calculation, Types of TOFD Scan, Equipment Used In TOFD, Digitalization Principles, Equipment Requirements, TOFD Depth, Ring-Time Issues And Errors, Interpretation and Evaluation, Applications


Course Objectives

1. To explain the principle of TOFD, its advantages and disadvantages.

2. To explain the equipment parameters.

3. To calibrate TOFD equipment (velocity, Wedge delay, Sensitivity, Encoder)

4. To Scan the plates and acquire the data

5. To locate and evaluate defects using TOFD

6. To select the correct type of probe/ machine parameters to examine welded butt joints in steel plate

7. To report on the location and size of defects in typical welded butt joints

8. To interpret code requirements

9. To write instruction to carryout the testing.

10. To meet the syllabus requirements for PCN Level 2


Entry Requirements (For Examination)

The minimum required duration of training, which includes both theoretical and practical elements, is: : Level 2 - 80 hours

The minimum duration for experience prior to or following success in the qualification examination is : Level 2 - 12 Months


RADIOGRAPHIC FILM INTERPRETATION (WELDS)

For Level II

Course Content

Principles of radiography Testing, Advantages and Disadvantages of Radiography testing, Properties of X- and gamma-rays; film selection; film processing and Films artifacts, factors controlling contrast and definition; X- and gamma-ray equipment; ionising radiation hazards; regulations; use of screens and filters; image quality indicators; defect depth location; castings; reporting.


Course Objectives


1. To explain the principle of radiography testing

2. To explain the X ray and gamma ray equipment and their application.

3. To explain the types of films and their characteristics.

4. To explain the processing parameters.

5. To interpret radiographs and to categories and size the defects

6. To meet the syllabus for PCN Level 2

Course Duration :

The minimum required duration of training, which includes both theoretical and practical elements, is:

• Level 2 - 56 hours

Entry Requirements (For Examination)

The minimum duration for experience prior to or following success in the qualification examination is:

• Level 2 - 6 months