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NDT : 2008 Course Schedule & Descriptions

 NDT training schedule for Jan - June 2008


Test Method Level Days Schedule
Ultrasonic Thickness I 1 Mar 26
Ultrasonic Thickness I & II 2 Mar 26-27
Ultrasonic Flaw Detection I 5 Apr 21-25
Ultrasonic Flaw Detection I & II 5 Mar 3-7
Dye Penetrant I 1 May 27
Dye Penetrant I & II 2 May 27-28
Magnetic Particle I 1 May 13
Magnetic Particle I & II 3 May 13-15
Plant Maintenance* I 3 Mar 18-21



  • All courses meet the training requirements of SNT-TC-1A
  • Dye Penetrant Level I covers visible (red) penetrant testing
  • Magnetic Particle Level I covers the use of Yokes with visible, fluorescent and Black & White techniques
  • Plant Maintenance Course combines Level I Ultrasonics Thickness Gauging, Dye Penetrant and Magnetic Particle

Cancellation policy:

  • Cancellations received less than two weeks prior to the class schedule must pay the full tuition cost and may attend a later scheduled class at no additional cost.
  • Courses that do not meet minimum enrollment requirements will be cancelled two weeks prior to the class schedule.

Course requirements:

  • ASNT SNT-TC-1A requires General, Specific and Practical Exams at course completion with a minimum grade of 70% on any test and a 80% overall average. Students may opt-out of taking these tests and receive a certificate of course attendance.
  • We try very hard to explain each subject in a practical, down-to-earth manner. The subject matter is technical and requires the ability to understand physical principles, read and understand procedures and specifications and write test reports. Some courses such as Ultrasonic Flaw Detection require calculation of test parameters, flaw location, beam geometry, etc., using simple algebra and basic trigonometry.
  • Please do not waste your money and our time by sending students who do not have the educational background and skills required.

Other courses:

Customized, application oriented courses are also available. These include:

  • Ultrasonic Testing of;  Rail, Castings, Rail Car Wheels, Rail Tank Cars, Gas Compressor Bolting, Bond Testing. Ultrasonic Flaw sizing using DGS
  • Magnetic Particle Testing of Rail Car Axles
  • Customized classes can be formatted to your specific requirements. Please call us.

In-house courses:

Courses can  also be held at your facility. Call for rates.

NDT Training Course Descriptions:

Our standard courses cover the topics specified by SNT-TC-1A for the specific testing method. We emphasize the materials the student will actually use in performing these tests. We explain each topic in a down-to-earth, practical manner using the many samples we have collected during the thirty years we have been offering these programs. State-of-the-art testing instruments and computer based training materials are used to provide the best and most up-to-date presentations.

Ultrasonic Testing - Level I - Comprehensive:

The course covers both the theory and practical application of ultrasonic testing techniques. The goal of this class is to provide the student with the tools necessary to choose a technique, transducer and calibrate an instrument. 70% theory/30% hands-on.

Ultrasonic Welding Inspection - Level II:

This course concentrates on ultrasonic welding inspection techniques, with emphasis understanding and becoming proficient in the requirements of the AWS Building and Bridge Code and ASME Pressure Vessel Code. 50% theory/50% hands-on.

Ultrasonic Thickness Gauging:

Day One (level I) covers the fundamental of Ultrasonic Thickness Gauging , Calibration, Test Conditions - Exterior and interior corrosion, recognizing and evaluating laminations and inclusions, scanning. Choosing the proper instrument, probe and couplant.

Day Two (level II) covers Though coating, high temperature, velocity measurement, special applications , accuracy, reliability issues and advanced instruments with A and B-Scan displays.

Day Three gives specific instructions for more sophisticated instruments (DMS2, 36DL+, MVX, Data Recorders and software.

Magnetic Particle Testing - Level I & II:

This is a three day course covering the principles and applications of the magnetic particle inspection method. The principles of magnetism, methods of generating magnetic fields, inspection methods, and materials, types of magnetic particle indications and the interpretation of test results are covered, as are the requirements of common industrial and military codes. The course is structured so that those inspectors using only Yoke method with dry powder need only attend first day.

Dye Penetrant Inspection, Level I & II:

This is a two-day session covering the principles and application of the dye penetrant inspection method. It covers the type and selection of penetrants, processing techniques and systems, as well as the interpretation of test results to the most common specifications are covered. The course is structured so that those inspectors using only Visible penetrants need only attend the first day.

Hardness Testing:

This one day program reviews Rockwell, Brinell, Vickers and Dynamic (EquoTip) methods and how they are applied using stationary and portable instruments.

Eddy Current Testing:

This course teaches eddy current testing in a practical/hands-on manner. Basic theory, surface crack detection in machined parts, crack detection on painted steel structures, metal sorting, conductivity and coating thickness and internal corrosion are some of the topics covered.

Film Interpretation - Introduction:

This course is designed to familiarize the engineer, manager and welder with the basics of radiography of welds, welding flaws and their appearance on film and acceptance standards. Quality control matters such as required film density, penetrameter appearance and placement, film artifacts, etc. are discussed. Extensive use of computer projected radiographs allows all students to easily view films.



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Ultrasonic Testing Level I Comprehensive


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call 1-800-635-9108 or 913-432-7080
for current pricing.


Ultrasonic Testing - Level II Welding Inspection


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call 1-800-635-9108 or 913-432-7080
for current pricing.


Ultrasonic Thickness Level 1


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call 1-800-635-9108 or 913-432-7080
for current pricing.


Ultrasonic Thickness Gauging Level 1 2


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call 1-800-635-9108 or 913-432-7080
for current pricing.


Plant Maintenence NDT


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call 1-800-635-9108 or 913-432-7080
for current pricing.


Dye Penetrant Level I & II


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call 1-800-635-9108 or 913-432-7080
for current pricing.


Magnetic Particle Level 1 2


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call 1-800-635-9108 or 913-432-7080
for current pricing.

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