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001  NDT Courses                                                                                                                                                 < back to catalog
 

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000.1   Discontinuities  (8 hrs credit)     
 
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The course outlines different kinds of discontinuities and how they arise during product fabrication and service.  You will learn what damaging discontinuities NDT Inspectors must look for.

100.1   Visual Acuity Examination Administration Training  (1 hr credit)
 
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This course provides standard training to administrators of visual acuity exams.  Topics include the purpose of visual acuity examiniations, the need for trained administrators, visual acuity principles that form the basis for eye examinations, descriptions of the types of equipment used and their purposes, the codes and standards that apply, the process of administering the visual acuity examination, and applicable MISTRAS Services (CONAM) forms and retention requirements.

101.3   Visual Testing Level III, Written Examination Preparation
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This 12 hour VT Level III examination preparation study guide course reviews topics that will be typical questions for Mistras Level III and third party  Level III certification examinations. Topics addressed include: the physics of light; fundamentals of vision and visual acuity; imaging; direct and indirect visual testing; codes, standards and specification that apply to visual testing of metals; and visual testing applications. The course concludes with a
50 question final exam.

Prerequisite(s): 1) Discontinuities  2) VT Weld Level II   3) VT-1,-2,-3 Inservice Inspection

102.1   Visual Testing Level II, Weld Inspection  (2 Parts - 8 hrs credit)
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This 2 Part
course includes theoretical aspects of visual testing including optics, illumination, and environmental factors.  Additionally, metric hand tools for direct visual and borescope/fiberscope for remote visual equipment are covered.  Discontinuities of inherent, processes and service induced types are discussed with emphasis on several weld discontinuities.  Also, covered are four weld processes, typical weld joints, reading blueprint drawings and weld symbols. Emphasis is placed on awareness of typical welding codes and reading visual testing of weld procedures.

102.2    

VT -1, -2, -3 Level II Inservice Inspection   (2 Parts - 8 hrs credit)

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This two-part course introduces the technician to the specific regulations and examination requirements of VT-1 (general surface), VT-2 (leak testing), and VT-3 (components and their supports)  Topics include: overview of ASME Section XI, Inservice Inspection requirements, as it applies to VT-1, -2, -3; examination requirements of: hangers, snubbers, restraints, bolting, pumps, valves, reactor pressure vessels internals.  In addition, Section XI,  IWE/IWL requirements are reviewed.  Non-scoring quizzes provide learning feedback throughout the course.  The course concludes with a 50 question final exam.

Prerequisite(s):   Visual Testing Level II Weld Inspection
200.1   Liquid Penetrant Testing (Portable) Limited to Red Dye, Solvent Removable (8 hrs)
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This course introduces the technician to the performance of liquid penetrant testing when using the red dye, solvent removable method.  Topics include: theory and principles of
red dye solvent removable liquid penetrants and liquid penetrant testing; use of portable testing equipment; introduction to Material Safety Data Sheets and FPA labels; the penetrant application process; inspection, interpretation and evaluation; codes and procedures; records and retention.  Non-scoring quizzes provide learning feedback throughout the course.  The course concludes with a 50 question final examination.

200.2     Liquid Penetrant Testing Limited to Post-emulsifier, Water-washable (2 Parts -  10 hrs)
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This two-part course completes the liquid penetrant testing series by introducing the technician to the post-emulsified and water washable methods of performing PT. Topics include: review of theory and principles of liquid penetrant testing, review of safety information, materials and equipment used in the performance of PT using post-emulsifier and water-washable methods; the penetrant application process; inspection, interpretation and evaluation; codes and procedures; and records and retention.  Non-scoring quizzes provide learning feedback throughout the course.  The course concludes with a 50 question final examination.
 
Prerequisite(s):  PT Limited to Red Dye-Solvent Removable

                 
300  MAGNETIC PARTICLE TESTING (MT)

300.1
       
 

Magnetic Particle Testing Limited to Yoke  (6 hrs credit)
    
 
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This course introduces the technician to the performance of magnetic particle testing using an electromagnetic yoke.  Topics include:  theory & principles of magnetism and magnetic particle testing, types of electric current, particle application, inspection techniques, interpretation & evaluation of results, codes & procedures, and record & retention requirements.  Structured with non-scoring quizzes throughout the course to gauge user learning, the course concludes with a 50 question final examination.


  
300.2  
The MT Limited to Stationary Unit  (2 Parts - 10 hrs credit)
 
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This two part course introduces the technician to the performance of magnetic particle testing when using a wet horizontal stationary unit.  Topics include: theory and principles of magnetism and magnetic particle testing; operation of the stationary unit and support equipment; types of current; general current requirements; current requirements under special conditions; inspection techniques; demagnetization techniques; interpretation and evaluation; codes and procedures; records and retention.  Non-scoring quizzes provide learning feedback throughout the course.  The course concludes with a 50 question final examination.


304    
MT Level III Written Examination Preparation  (8 hrs credit)
 
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This MT Level III written examination preparation training reviews topics that will be encountered in the ASNT MT Level III examination.  Topics addressed include: introduction to magnetic particles; principles of magnetic fields; magnetic particle equipment and materials; magnetic testing techniques; indication interpretation and evaluation; health and safety practices related to performing magnetic particle testing; and applicable specifications, codes and standards.  The course concludes with a 50 question final exam.
 
Prerequisite(s):  1) Discontinuities   2) MT II Limited to Yoke   3) MT II Limted to Stationary Units

400  ELECTROMAGNET TESTING (ET) / EDDY CURRENT TESTING
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500  RADIOGRAPHY (RT)

500.1
 
Computed Radiography - Introduction 
(2 hrs credit)
 

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In this overview of Computed Radiography the general principles of CR are presented.  Also presented in the program are the requirements for personnel qualifications, equipment, materials, software and typical corrosion/erosion applications. An overview is given of the process procedure from exposing the image plate to radiation through reading the image to processing the image with a measurement program ending with the submittal of a report and images on a CD.


500.2   Computed Radiography     (6 hrs credit)
 

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This is a comprehensive introduction course to Computed Radiography Testing.  Detailed information is provided on the factors that affect the CR process and images.  Throughout the program actual applications and features of CR software (StarrView) are demonstrated with narrations and video clips.  The usage of associated equipment such as imaging plates and scanners (VMI) are presented.  Included in the program is the review of personnel qualifications.  This is an excellent program for candidates who are being trained to perform CR.


501.1    RT - I  Radiation Safety Operating & Emergency Procedures   (8 hrs credit)   
   
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This course introduces the technician to the operating and emergency procedures required by Mistras Group, Inc. when transporting or performing radiography.  Topics include: requirements for personnel involved in the performance of radiography, personnel monitoring and dose limits; reports; requirements for the use of survey instruments; security, transportation and leak testing of sealed sources; restricting and controlling access at temporary jobsites and pipelines; requirements for and use of x-ray units in permanent installations; general handling and inspection procedures of devices containing sealed sources, survey meters, and associated equipment; operating instructions for specific exposure devices; and emergency procedures in the event of road accident, accident to exposure devices, lost or stolen devices, and off-scale dosimeter.  Non-scoring quizzes provide learning feedback throughout the course. NOTE:  This course partially meets ASNT’s CP-105, 2006 Edition, RT I Topical Outline, “Radiographic Equipment Operating and Emergency Instructions Course” and CONAM Procedure No. 99-CNTP-006 TCO, Appendix A, Radiographic testing Method, first part of same title.
 
 501.2 RT - I  Basic Radiographic Physics Course - (3 Parts - 14 hrs credit)   (Radiation Safety)
 

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This course meets the requirements of MISTRAS Services Division Radiation and Safety Administrative Manual paragraph
5.2 and 5.3 training requirements for Assistant Radiographers and Radiographers.  Additional instructor-led training and competency demonstrations are required to meet all the training requirements as approved by the Radiation Safety Officer. 
Topics include: General intro to the principles and theory of radiation sufficient to work safely with gamma radiation when producing radiographs in the NDT industry.  Emphasis is placed on details for operating equipment, personnel monitoring devices, radiation detection equipment and instrumentation.  Radiographic equipment including exposure devides, sealed sources storage and transportation containers, source changers and collimators are reviewed.
 

 501.3 RT - I  Techniques/Film Quality - (2 Parts - 10 hrs credit)
 
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This course is designed for inspectors who need to be trained in the application of radiographic techniques. The course covers both X and Gamma Radiography with an emphasis on X-rays applications including information related to the theory and practical applications.  Individuals will receive
an overview on darkroom procedures and radiographic techniques. The Level I course is intended to introduce and provide participants with the theory and applications of radiographic examination. The course satisfies a portion of the training hours needed for Level I certification in accordance with SNT-TC-1A, ANSI/ASNT CP-189, and NAS-410
 
Prerequisite(s):  Radiation Safety

502.1         RT - II  Manufacturing Processes - (8 hrs credit)    (Discontinuities)
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The course outlines different kinds of discontinuities and how they arise during product fabrication and service.  You will learn
what damaging discontinuities NDT Inspectors
must look for.

502.2 RT - II  RT Evaluation and Interpretation  -  (8 hrs credit)
            

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The course is designed to provide images of common discontinuities and film interpretation examples.  Emphasis is placed on the evaluation of actual film, digital images of welds and castings along with developing skill improvement in evaluating weld and casting quality in accordance with common codes and specifications.  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 are discussed. 

505.01                
Film Interpretation Principles -  (3 hrs credit)
                                                                                                                                                                                                       
 
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Film interpretation invariably depends upon the skill, judgment and experience of the interpreter.  This course introduces the 4 stages and principles needed to effectively and consistently perform film interpretation. 

The stages of the interpretation process includes: determining film quality, analyzing the image, the correlation of information and reporting the results. There is an emphasis on the interpretation of discontinuities typically found in various weldments.

 
505.02        
Film Interpretation Structural -  (3 hrs credit)
                                                                                                                                                                                                       
 
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This course is designed to develop the skills of the user for interpretation of discontinuities.  There are over 100 film images included designed to develop the skills of the user for interpretation of discontinuities typically found in structural welds.   This is 
an excellent comprehensive course to be taken upon the completion of the Film Interpretation Principles. 

 
505.03        
Film Interpretation Pipe -  (3 hrs credit)
                                                                                                                                                                                                       
 
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This course is designed to develop the skills of the user for interpretation of discontinuities.  There are over 100 film images included designed to develop the skills of the user for interpretation of discontinuities typically found in pipe welds.   This is an excellent comprehensive course to be taken upon the completion of the Film Interpretation Principles.

600.1
Ultrasonics Thickness Testing - Limited - (12 hrs credit)    (3 parts)
 
 
 
 
 This 12 hour basic UT course introduces the student to Ultrasonic Thickness Testing.  Topics include: an introduction and brief history of ultrasonics, the physics of sound and it’s characteristics, transducers and their component parts, types of ultrasonic thickness test machines and applications, calibration and testing techniques, codes and procedures, reporting and certification requirements.   Non-scoring quizzes provide learning feedback throughout the course.  The course concludes with a 50 question final exam with a passing score of 70% or above. This course partially meets Mistras Procedure 100-QC-005.2.
 
 

600.11 Panametrics 37DL Plus Operation Training - (2 hrs credit)

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This course is offered to allow users of the Panametric 37DL PLUS access to the Olympus operation training.  Learn how to operate the many features and functions available on this gage.  No prerequisite is required, and no examination is given.  Course takers  have complete freedom of movement within the course, allowing them to choose the lessons of interest to them.  A completion certificate is provided for training only, not for certification.


601.0

Ultrasonic Testing Level I -  (4 Parts - 14 hrs credit)

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The UT Level I course topics include the principles and theorgy of perfoming ultrasonic examination, including the nature of sound
propagation and acoustics; description of pulse echo, transducer, thickness, flaw detection, and immersion equipment.  Basic
operation and calibration of UT equipment is discussed.   In addition, basic testing methods and straight beam and angle beam
inspections are reviewed.

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602.0 Ultrasonic Testing Level Il -  (3 Parts -  18 hrs credit)                                                                        revision  09/15/12
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The UT Level II course supplements and adds to the requisite Discontinuities course and the UT Level I course in the areas of Physic of Ultrasound, Ultrasonic Equipment, Calibration, and Ultrasonic Techniques and Inspection.  Mathematics of Ultrasound is also emphasized.  Major topics in addition to the UT Level I course include the Evaluation of Base-Material Product Forms, the Detection and the Evaluation of Discontinuites, and the Evaluation of Weldments.
 
Prerequisite(s):  1) UT Level I
 
 
603  Introduction to Ultrasonic Phased Array - (10 hrs credit)
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This advanced UT course introduces the technician to the basics of Ultrasonic Phased Array technology and instrumentation.  Topics
include: a history of the growth of phased array technology; a review of the physics of sound; an equipment overview; phased array
techniques and applications; use of the Olympus OmniScan instrumentation and software; detection, evaluation  

and reporting using phased array equipment; and UT Phased Array codes and procedures.   Non-scoring quizzes provide learning
feedback throughout the course.  The course concludes with a 40 question final exam.
 
Prerequisite(s):  1) UT Level I   2) UT Level II
Note: The Introduction to Pocket UT TOFD course  is located in the Products Tab of the Course Catalog.  
 
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1300.1

Positive Material Identification  (7 hrs credit)
 
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This advanced course introduces the technician to Positive Material Identification (PMI) with special emphasis on the X-Ray Fluorescent (XRF) technique.  Topics include: an overview of the technique, applications and safety issues; comparison of several different techniques that are used for PMI; refresher on the principles electromagnetic radiation and how it applies to XRF; typical set-up and calibration of a XRF instrument; discussion of grade identification and chemical identification; the importance of recording and reporting; and review of personnel certification programs. Non-scoring quizzes provide learning feedback throughout the course.  The course concludes with a 50 question final exam.  
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The PDF worksheet is designed to help the inspector quickly recognize typical PMI readings from various alloys.  It is critical that the inspector has knowledge of the common alloys that will be encountered in the field.  Print the PDF click here!     


1500.1 

Alternating Current Field Measurement
  (6 hrs credit)
This advanced course introduces the technician to Alternating Current Field Measurement (ACFM) with the use of ACFM instrumentation to perform ACFM inspections.  Topics include: comparison of ACFM to MT, PT and ET for appropriate applications; probability of detection; review of electromagnetic principles;  measurement of electrical and magnetic fields, standard depth of penetration, relationship between frequency and penetration; significance of lift-off and lift in; probe designs and application, ACFM equipment and calibration; sizing and evaluation of defects; recording and reporting data; and review of personnel certification programs.  Non scoring quizzes provide learning feedback throughout the course.  The course concludes with a 50 question final exam.
 
Prerequisite(s):   Eddy Current Level II

 

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