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This course is suitable for all personnel including testers, inspectors, engineers and surveyors who require a comprehensive introduction to ultrasonic testing of welded joints.

What will I Learn?

By the end of the course, you should be able to:

  • Explain the theoretical background of the techniques
  • Calibrate ultrasonic equipment
  • Measure the thickness of steel plates and determine levels of attenuation
  • Locate and evaluate laminations
  • Select the correct type of probe to examine welded butt joints in steel plate and aerospace components/structures
  • Report on the location and size of defects in typical welded butt joints
  • Interpret code requirements
  • Meet the CSWIP syllabus requirement

Entry Requirements

There are no mandatory course entry requirements. 

Training is in accordance with the requirements of BS EN ISO 9712 and ends with a certification examination.

Training requirements:

The minimum required duration of training, which includes both theoretical and practical elements, is:

  • Level 1 - 40 hours
  • Level 2 - 80 hours (Direct Level 2: 120 hours)

The training hours requirement is fulfilled when candidates attend one of TWI's training courses.

Certification requirements:

The minimum duration for experience prior to or following success in the qualification examination is:

  • Level 1 - 3 months
  • Level 2 - 9 months (Direct Level 2: 12 months)

Certification will not be issued until successful completion of the examination and the required experience is achieved.

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Recommended ANDT courses: Time of Flight Diffraction, Automated Data Interpretation, Phased Array Ultrasonic Testing 

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