PT III technologist should be competent to perform and direct NDT operations for which he is qualified and certified. Level III personnel must demonstrated that they are competent to evaluate and interpret results in terms of existing standards, codes, and specifications; have sufficient practical knowledge of applicable materials, fabrication, process, and product technology to select NDT methods, establish NDT techniques, and assist in establishing acceptance criteria where none are otherwise available; and have a general familiarity with other NDT methods.
PT III Technologist must be competent to assume full responsibility for a test facility or examination centre and staff; to establish, review for editorial and technical correctness, and validate NDT instructions and procedures; to interpret standards, codes, specifications, and procedures; to designate the particular test methods, procedures, and NDT instructions to be used; to carry out and supervise all tasks at all levels and to provide guidance for NDT personnel at all levels.
Prior to attending the PT III, candidates are required to attend the Basic NDT III training course followed by passing the Basic NDT III qualification examination. Following the successful completion of the PT III training programme, candidates will be eligible to write the qualification examination conducted by the Personnel Certification Body, where after industrial experience of 12 months (if the candidate has relevant tertiary qualifications) can be gained towards personnel certification.
Comprehensive knowledge relating to the physical principles of liquid properties and flow characteristics, interaction with solid state, penetrant installations, equipment and consumables
Develop and validate NDT codes and procedures / Penetrant testing in accordance with codes and procedures / Typical defects and their origins / Testing conditions / Quality, operational and functionality checks / System calibration and verification / Safety and environmental considerations / Interpret, evaluate and report / NDT report compilation
Procedure validation / compilation
Course notes shall be provided on first day
PT III General and Specific Notebook / PT Code Book / Questions and answer sheets / Homework