ECT Level I

ECT 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

Single and multi-frequency / Material properties, coating thickness, wall loss and defect detection / Differential and absolute modes / Surface, bobbin, saddle, profiled and rotating probes

General Theory

Advantages, disadvantages and limitations / Discontinuities, indications, defects / Basic electricity, magnetism and electromagnetism / Electromagnetic induction / Coil properties and impedance / Production and nature of eddy currents / Signal detection and measurement / Inspection frequency and mode.

Specific Theory

Sample preparation / Probe and frequency selection / Inspection modes and frequency mixing / Signal response and influencing factors / Limitations / Calibration and reference samples / Calibration and system checks / Signal interpretation

Practical Skills

Performance and quality checks / Performance of tests / Characterisation of indications / Recording results / Report writing

Course notes shall be provided on first day

ECT I General and Specific Notebook / Written instructions / Questions and answer sheets / Homework