Austenitic steels are an important group of materials which are used for applications where resistance to corrosion, or high strength and creep resistance at elevated temperatures, are required. They are used extensively in nuclear plants.
Although ultrasonic inspection methods have been routinely used in industry, it is well known that cast or welded austenitic components can be difficult, or even impossible, to examine ultrasonically due to the anisotropic nature of austenitic stainless steel and the consequent ultrasonic beam skewing which poses significant challenges when attempting to detect and characters discontinuities..
General, specific and practical training is provided daily; formative assessments are used to monitor progress; and a final assessment is utilised to assess the success of the training programme and to issue a proof of training document. Following the successful completion of the training programme, candidates will be eligible to write the qualification examination conducted by the Personnel Certification Body, where after industrial experience of 9 months in this application; can be gained towards personnel certification.