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This course is suitable for individuals with ultrasonic testing experience, who are looking to expand their knowledge into advanced ultrasonic applications and gain a qualification in Time-of-Flight Diffraction (ToFD).

Entry Requirements

CSWIP candidates should be qualified to a minimum of BS EN ISO 9712 Level 2 Ultrasonic Testing.

CSWIP certification is also available for candidates holding ASNT UT Welds. It will be considered on an individual basis and evidence of training and experience presented to the training centre on application. Non-BS EN ISO 9712 certificate holders will be required to sit the CSWIP UT Welds Level 2 General Paper.

What will I Learn?

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

  •  Understand the theoretical background and limitations of ToFD applications
  • Correctly select probe/wedge to examine welded butt joints
  • Calibrate and set up the ToFD ultrasonic equipment
  • Locate and evaluate flaws in the weld body and HAZ
  • Differentiate defects from geometric features
  • Analyse scan data for location and size of defects in typical welded butt joints
  • Understand and apply digital processing processes (SAFT, linearization, averaging, filters etc)
  • Compile written instructions
  • Meet the CSWIP syllabus requirements

Training requirements:

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

  • Level 1 - 40 hours
  • Level 2 - 40 hours (Direct Level 2 - 80 hours

Certification requirements:

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

  • Level 1 - 1 month for CSWIP
  • Level 2 - 3 months for CSWIP (Direct Level 2: 4 months) 

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

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Recommended ANDT courses: Phased Array Ultrasonic Testing (PAUT) Welds, Automated Ultrasonic Testing (AUT)

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