Penetrant Testing (PT)
Liquid Penetrant Testing Levels 1 & 2 Course (Combined)
Course Duration: 5-Days (40 hours)
0830hrs to 1730hrs Daily
This course satisfies the formal training element of the American Society for Non-Destructive Testing SNT-TC-1A, ANSI/ASNT CP-105 and NAS 410 / EN 4179 and is suitable for managers, engineers and technicians at all levels of experience that require familiarization or formal training for qualification in this subject.
The training programme consists of both theoretical and practical hands-on application, allowing the student time to obtain a good foundation in this method of NDT by practicing a variety of inspection techniques under the supervision of qualified instructor(s) using different types, methods and sensitivity levels of penetrant systems. Students will also have the opportunity to process and inspect parts in an actual Fluorescent Penetrant Inspection (FPI) facility.
Standards and specifications associated with the FPI process such as ASTM E1417 (latest revision) will be introduced and discussed in this course.
The aim of this course is to provide students with an adequate theoretical and practical knowledge of the Liquid Penetrant Testing process including system checks, interpretation/ evaluation techniques and writing of NDT instructions/test reports to prepare them for qualification examinations in accordance with their employer’s NDT Written Practice.
The course comprises of:
- Principles of operation - Liquid Penetrant Inspection
- Advantages and disadvantages
- Types of penetrants available and their uses
- Compatibility and sensitivity
- Types and operation of various penetrants, emulsifiers/removers, and developers
- Interpretation of indications – Relevant, Non-relevant and False
- Types of discontinuities and their origins
- Understanding/Use of Standards and Specifications
- Fluorescent Penetrant Inspection (FPI) line systems and quality control
- Preparation of NDT Instructions and Test Reports
A comprehensive topical outline will be provided to the students during the course.
All students will be continuously assessed during the course by progress tests and homework, together with a theoretical and practical End-of-Course examination.