Course Content

Basic principles of sound; generation and detection of sound; behaviour of sound in a material, factors affecting propagation of sound; the flaw detector, calibration blocks/DAC blocks; use of angled 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 Duration : 12 days

Course Objectives:

  • To explain the theoretical background of the techniques
  • To calibrate ultrasonic equipment
  • To measure the thickness of steel plates and determine levels of attenuation
  • To locate and evaluate laminations
  • To select the correct type of probe to examine welded butt joints in steel plate/pipes
  • To report on the location and size of defects in typical welded butt joints
  • To interpret code requirements
  • To meet the syllabus requirements for PCN Level 2.

Certification / Awarding Body 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 Course Content

Introduction in PAUT, Basic Principals of PAUT, Basic components of PAUT, PAUT Probe Characteristics, Types of PAUT Probes, Beam Shaping & Steering Dynamic Depth Forms, Digitization Principles, Types of Scans, PAUT machine familiarization, Development of Scan Plan, Data acquisition, Data Interpretation etc.

  • To explain the theoretical background of the techniques
  • To explain the theoretical background of the techniques & the PAUT machine characteristics
  • To calibrate PAUT equipment (velocity, Wedge delay, Sensivity, Encoder)
  • To Scan the plates and acquire the data
  • To locate and evaluate defects using PAUT
  • To select the correct type of probe/ machine parameters to examine welded butt joints in steel plate
  • To report on the location and size of defects in typical welded butt joints
  • To interpret code requirements
  • To meet the syllabus requirements for PCN Level 2

Certification / Awarding Body 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