Ultrasonic phased array inspection method utilise a range of ultrasonic transducers (combined with selective electronic excitation) to create and manipulate the generated sound beam (to negate the necessity of various different probes) in order to achieve selective probe angle inspections as used in conventional ultrasonic testing techniques. The continuous nature of the sound beam angle improves the detection ability of indications having variable orientations to the incident sound beam orientated indications varying information. Limited probe access and probe manipulation can be addressed by optimising the ‘sweeping’ action of the sound beam.
General, specific and practical training is provided daily and 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.
A proper understanding and competence relating to conventional Ultrasonic testing is mandatory, hence the access condition of UT II certification for this advanced NDT method.