This method employs different chemicals and processes to get a visible indication from surface-breakings in non-porous materials such as metals, plastics, glass, etc. In this method tiny surface discontinuities which are not detectable by visual inspection show colourful indications. The Penetrant Testing course will provide you with the theoretical understanding of penetrant and development systems and how they apply to NDT. You will acquire the skill and knowledge of the selection and application of different penetrant and development techniques, as well as the interpretation and evaluation of indications. In this course you will not only apply the techniques, but also write work instructions for different testing scenarios.
It is important that once you complete your training you can apply your new knowledge and skills in ‘real life’ situations. The goal of this course is to provide you with not only the ‘how’ but also the ‘why’ aspects to Penetrant Testing. By knowing why you need to undertake certain processes, you will understand their importance and what to do when you’re faced with scenarios you have not seen before.
Key Learning Outcomes
By the end of this course, you will be able to:
Demonstrate an understanding of the key elements of the use of PT, including:
- Penetrant principles
- Penetrant system media
- Penetrant testing methods and application
- Safety considerations and system control
- Interpretation and evaluation of indications
- Recording and reporting requirements
- Penetrant testing related codes and standards
- Writing penetrant testing instruction
- PT using fluorescent and non-fluorescent media
- PT using solvent removable and water washable techniques
- Instruction writing for different testing scenarios
To complete this course successfully, you will need to have materials knowledge and the ability to complete basic algebra. As we want you to have a positive course experience, when you enrol into this course we will give you access to our online courses:
- ‘Mathematics Preparation for NDT and CM Courses’
Who Should Attend
This course is designed for anyone that wants to learn how to conduct penetrant testing. While prior experience using this method is beneficial, it is not a pre-requisite. If you want to become certified, you will need to gain the relevant practical experience before applying for certification.