Advanced: UT Level II Austenitic Stainless Steel

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.

Access Conditions

Candidate shall be qualified i.e. have received training in accordance with ISO9712: 2012 requirements and have passed the Level 1 qualification examinations (certified is preferred) as a Level 1 NDT Technician in the applicable method and sector.

Direct Access to Level 2:
Candidate shall have passed both mathematics and science at Grade 12 level (Equivalent to N3 – Proof of Grade 12 certificate is required) and have applicable tertiary qualification(s) and / or relevant NDT experience. Combination of Level 1 and Level 2 Training hours in accordance with an approved syllabus and training programme as per SAQCC – NDT requirements and based on
Certification body approval. The Level 1 qualification examinations shall also have been successfully passed.


Please contact SAIW NDT admin for further information on: or 011 298 2106



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