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PH Diversified : Classroom Training Books
Revised Convair-General Dynamics Classroom Training Books

Revised General Dynamics Nondestructive Testing Handbooks.

  What has happened to the old GD books?

As most NDE/NDT educator’s already know, the General Dynamics books are the basis for more Level I and Level II training programs than any other set of textbooks.

PH Diversified, Inc. has revised these books to reflect the newer technologies and to address more than just the aerospace industry.  As most of you know, the books were originally developed by NASA for the space program at a cost of over a million dollars.


Keeping the same proven format, PH Diversified has revised and copyrighted the new books using new graphics and updated technology in each of the following NDT methods:  UT, MT, PT and ET.

  How are the GD books being used in NDT training?
Typically the “Classroom Training (CT) Handbooks” are used to organize and structure the lecture sessions.  The “Programmed Instruction (PI) Books” are then used both as self-study and for guidance during equipment usage and practical applications.  The GD books provide a cross-reference guide so that assignments made in the CT books can be directly correlated to the PI book.

Also, the “Handbook of Nondestructive Evaluation” should be on the desk of every instructor or Level III.  It was written by Charles (Chuck) Hellier and is an excellent compliment and reference guide when used in conjunction with the revised General Dynamics books.


The PI Books are often considered Level II books as they can be used beyond Level I to expand applications, technique development, equipment usage and NDT procedure development.  At this level, the “Hellier Book” also becomes a valuable reference.


 A 20% discount is available for books sent to a public school or university. 

A 20% discount is also available to commercial training organizations that purchase a total of 20 or more books regardless of title.


Note:  These books are currently not available from ASNT.


Level II - Classroom Training Books

This material is a compilation of the information taught in the corresponding Programmed Instruction Books, deleting some of the processing details and adding tabular matter and other technical details. These texts are best used in conjunction with classroom lectures after the student has completed the
Programmed Instruction Books. For a complete Level II program, it is recommended that the instructor add practical applications involving industry specific NDT equipment and hands-on exercises.
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