PT 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 1 month can be gained towards personnel certification.
Practical applications / techniques
Visible, fluorescent and dual sensitive / Water washable, solvent removable and post emulsifiable penetrants /Aqueous, non-aqueous and dry developer / Spraying and dipping applications
Advantages, disadvantages and limitations / Discontinuities, indications, defects / Capillary action, surface tension, wetting ability, contact angle / Cohesion and adhesion forces / Solution, suspension / Diffusion, General and solvent action / Penetrant, cleaner and developer properties / Visual requirements
Surface preparation and cleaning / Penetrant application and dwell time / Drying / Removal of excess penetrant / Penetrant application / Interpret and report / Post cleaning / Functional checks and calibration
Performance and quality checks / Performance of tests / Characterisation of indications / Recording results / Report writing
Course notes shall be provided on first day
PT I General and Specific Notebook Written instructions / Questions and answer sheets / Homework