UT I operators should be competent to setup the relevant NDT equipment, perform the test, report and classify any indications and record the results, all in accordance with a provided written instruction. General, specific and practical training is provided and daily formative assessments are used to monitor progress and a final summative 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 3 months can be gained towards personnel certification.
Practical applications / techniques
Compression and shear wave probes / Digital pulse echo / Transmission technique
Advantages, disadvantages and limitations / Discontinuities, indications, defects / Wave properties / Sound Generation / Transducer parameters / Sound transfer / Signal detection, display and characterisation
Sample preparation / Probe selection / Signal response and influencing factors / Limitations / Calibration and reference samples / Calibration and system checks / Signal interpretation and plotting
Performance and quality checks / Performance of tests / Characterisation of indications / Recording results / Report writing
Course notes shall be provided on first day
UT I General and Specific Notebook / Written instructions / Questions and answer sheets / Homework