PREREQUISITE: Registrants must have successfully completed a Level 1 Ultrasonics course in accordance with BINDT/PCN, CGSB or ACCP requirements.
TRAINING OBJECTIVES: This course is intended to provide a thorough grounding in the principles of ultrasonic testing and the fundamentals of engineering materials and components, such that the technician will be able to:
identify the suitability of ultrasonic testing for all materials and inspection applications.
develop inspection techniques and prepare procedures that can be followed by a Level 1 technician.
document results of the analysis.
be familiar with all regulatory codes and specifications for ultrasonic testing and their intent.
APPLICABLE STANDARDS: This program meets the requirements of SNT-TC-1A, BINDT/PCN, CAN/CGSB-48.9712 and ISO-9712.
RESPONSIBILITIES OF LEVEL 2 PERSONNEL: Level 2 personnel are defined as personnel who perform and/or direct industrial Ultrasonics according to established or recognized procedures and are responsible for the Ultrasonic method or technique used and for the interpretation of the test method.
Sound as energy
The source, the medium and the receiver
The sound frequency spectrum
Relationship of velocity, frequency and
Fundamentals of Pulse Echo
Basic operation of a pulse echo system
Pulse length and considerations for
penetration and resolution requirements
Definition of penetration and resolution
Pulse frequency / pulse damping
Pulse repetition frequency
Equipment for pulse echo
The piezoelectric phenomenon
The "A" scan presentation
Basic design and operation of a general
purpose ultrasonic flaw detector
Basic design and operation of transducers
Types of waves and their characteristics
Refraction and mode conversion
Practical consideration of sound velocity
Acoustic impedance and practical
Practical consideration of pulse repetition
Behaviour of sound energy at point of
reflection and refraction
Construction of a typical transducer
Applied Ultrasonic Testing
Technique development / wrought products;
welds; heavy castings
Review of the basic operation of an immersion
testing facility; the advantages and disadvantages of the techniques
Focus transducer technology
Beam profiling and optimum pressure zones for
Calculating minimum water path distance and
optimum water path distance
Distance Amplitude Correction (DAC)
Sizing method for flaws larger than the beam
Evaluation of flaws for type of defect
Calibration of Instrumentation
Review of the basic requirements of ASTM
E317-85 and latest revisions
Performance of the following calibrations
using the immersion technique: horizontal linearity / vertical
linearity; near surface resolution / far surface resolution;
sensitivity / signal to noise ratio
Documentation of results
Disposition procedures for equipment found
"out of calibration"
Engineering Materials and Components
Properties of materials
The nature of materials and solid state
changes in metals
Introduction to metal processing
The casting process
The welding process
The forging processes
Surface finishing and case hardening of
Codes and Specifications
Interpretation of codes and
specifications in common use
NOTE: Participants are requested to have a calculator capable of scientific
notation. Safety shoes are mandatory for all laboratory work.
Minimum class size: 6
Maximum enrolment: 8
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