Course Description:

This course is designed to prepare the student for the AWS Certified Welding Inspector/Certified Associate Welding Inspector examination in accordance with ANSI/AWS QC1-96. This is a comprehensive welding inspection program that provides lectures, quizzes, and practical exercises specific to the AWS Certified Welding Inspector Program. The program is designed for individuals preparing for the AWS CWI/CAWI examination or individuals requiring an overview of welding inspection.

Program Highlights: 
  • Introduction of Welding Inspection and Certification
  • Welding Safety
  • Mathematics and Metric Measurements
  • Mechanical Properties and Destructive Testing of Materials
  • Physical Metallurgy for Welding
  • Weld Joint Geometry and Welding Symbols
  • Welding, Brazing, and Cutting Processes
  • Discontinuities Inherent to Base and Weld Materials
  • Visual and Nondestructive Inspection
  • Standards, Rules, and Regulations
Course Description: 

The Level I course is a basic study of eddy current theory, test instrumentation, coils and basic impedance plane principles. Students are trained to perform conductivity, lift-off thickness, and flaw detection application. The course satisfies the training hours needed for Level I certification in accordance with SNT-TC-1A, ANSI/ASNT CP-189, and NAS-410.

Program Highlights: 
  • Introduction
  • Advantages & Limitations
  • Terminology
  • Magnetism & Types of Magnets
  • Ohm's Law
  • Magnetic Field
  • Material Classification
  • Hysteresis Loops
  • Electromagnetic Induction
  • Alternating Current Principles
  • Impedance Plane
  • Test Material Variables
  • Test Equipment
Course Description:

This course is designed for companies or individuals who desire to be trained in Penetrant Testing, which is used to locate inherent, processing, or services discontinuities in nonporous materials. In addition to covering the theoretical aspects of this method, the course also provides demonstrations and hands-on opportunities.

Program Highlights:
  • Introduction (History, Purpose, Types, Advantages/Limitations)
  • Penetrant Testing Principles
  • Penetrant Processing
  • Penetrant Test Variables
  • Penetrant Materials
  • Selection of Penetrant Test Techniques/Equipment
  • Penetrant Processes/Indications
  • Reporting
  • Process Demonstration
Course Description:

This course is intended to provide the participant with an understanding of basic radiation theory, health and safety protection problems associated with radiation exposure, the applicable provisions of Federal and State regulations, as well as the safe and correct use of industrial radiographic exposure devices (X and gamma). This radiation safety and protection program is ideal preparation for all radiography trainees, assistants, health and safety personnel, quality control inspectors, or any personnel involved in projects where radiographic inspection is being conducted.

Program Highlights: 
  • Structure of Matter and Radiation
  • Radiation Machines
  • Nuclear Reactions
  • Isotopes
  • Radioactive Decay Process
  • Ions and Ionization Process
  • Units of Measurement
  • Levels of Radiation from Licensed Material
  • Dosimeters
  • Film Badge and TLD
  • Maximum Permissible Dose
  • Radiation Biological Effects
  • Methods of Controlling Radiation Exposure
  • Radiographic Equipment
  • Regulations
Course Description: 

The Radiographic Film Interpretation course provides formal training in the art and science of radiographic film interpretation. This course is designed to provide images of common discontinuities and hands-on film interpretation experiences for the student. Emphasis is placed on the evaluation of actual film and digital images of welds and castings. The target audience includes welding inspectors, QA/QC Auditors, Engineers, Radiographers, and others wishing to improve their skill in evaluating weld and casing quality, in accordance with common codes and specifications. At the completion of this course you will have reviewed the proper techniques, physics and procedures of basic image formation and darkroom protocol to properly evaluate radiographic images, and techniques used in creation of radiographs (film or digital).
Course Description: 

This course covers both X and Gamma Radiography with an approximately equal balance of theory and practical sessions. The level I course is intended to introduce and provide participants with the theory and applications of radiographic inspection. This course satisfies the training hours needed for Level I certification in accordance with SNT-TC-1A, ANSI/ASNT CP-189, and NAS-410.

Program Highlights: 
  • Structure of Matter
  • Radiation/Nuclear Reactions
  • Measurement of Radiation Dose
  • Radiation Health Problems & Personnel Monitoring
  • Radiation Detection and Hazards
  • Handling of Controlled Material
  • X-Radiation and Gamma Radiation
  • Geometry of Image Formation
  • Scattered Radiation
  • Contrast/Latitude
  • Radiographic Screens
  • Film Processing
  • Image Quality Indicators
Course Description:

The Level II course builds upon the Level I syllabus and emphasizes a greater depth of study, development of senitometric curves, exposure chart production and the development of techniques.

Program Highlights: 
  • Theory of Matter
  • Radiation Theory/Radioactive Isotopes
  • Generation of X-Radiation
  • Interaction with Matter
  • Radiographic Film/ Film Processing
  • Radiographic Sensitivity
  • Exposure Calculations
  • Radiographic Quality
  • Codes/Specification Requirements
  • Interpretation of Weld Radiographs
  • Interpretation of Casting Radiographs
  • Acceptance Criteria
Course Description:

A comprehensive "first" course for persons with little or no background in ultrasonic testing. Although introductory, this course offers in-depth coverage of ultrasonic theory and instrument operation. This course will provide a clear understanding of technical principles and test procedure. Lab opportunities stress procedural testing and proper understanding of test results. Applications include precision thickness gauging, flaw detection and evaluation, plus introduction to angle beam and immersion testing.

Program Highlights: 
  • Introduction (Advantages and Limitations, Applications Overview)
  • Basic Sonic (Velocity, Frequency, Wavelength)
  • Generation of Sound
  • Transducers
  • Wave Mode
  • Test Technique Variables
  • Ultrasonic Instrument Operation
  • Thickness/Distance Measurement
  • Flaw Detection and Evaluation
  • Introduction to Angle Beam Testing (IIW Block Setup, Flaw Location)
  • Introduction to Immersion Testing (Test Setup, Scanning)
Course Description: 

An advanced, lab-intensive course for developing practical skills. This course is applications oriented and includes weld inspection, bond inspection, and immersion techniques. Angle beam testing and defect evaluations are covered in detail.

Program Highlights: 
  • Introduction (History, Comparison, Math/Calculator Review)
  • Review of Ultrasonic Principles (Equipment, Techniques, Calibration)
  • Evaluation of Base Material Product Forms
  • Other Product Forms
  • Evaluation of Weldments
  • Weld Inspection
  • Bonded Structures
  • Discontinuity Detection
  • Comparison Procedures
  • Advanced Thickness Measurement
Course Description:

As well as covering all the theoretical aspects of this method, this course includes processes of improving visual inspection reliability and the use of a variety of visual equipment.

Program Highlights: 
  • Introduction (Definition, History, Applications Overview)
  • Terminology
  • Basic Principles
  • Test Equipment
  • Applications
  • Visual Testing to Specific Procedures
  • Visual Perception
  • Lighting
  • Material Attributes
  • Environment and Physiological Factors
  • Applicable Codes and Standards
  • Acceptance/Rejection Criteria
Course Description: 

Magnetic Particle Testing is limited to materials that can be magnetized. Fine ferromagnetic particles are applied to the surface of the magnetized part and align themselves in areas of flux leakage, which indicate a discontinuity. MT can be performed with stationary or portable systems.

Program Highlights: 
  • Basic Principles of Magnetism
  • Magnetic Particle Testing Theory
  • How to Perform Examinations with Both Portable and Stationary Equipment
  • Techniques Used to Perform MT
  • Procedures Used to Perform MT
  • Requirements of MT
  • How to Interpret and Evaluate Test Results