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Ultrasonic Testing – Level I Training Class in Saudi Arabia
This course introduces the basic principles of ultrasonics and prepares the candidate for Thickness Measurement and other 0-degree inspections. (See Level II Course Outline for Angle Beam Testing)

This course prepares a candidate to
• Perform Specific Calibrations
• Specific NDT
• Specific Evaluations for Accept or Reject Determinations according to written Instructions
• Record Results

TRAINING
Training Material is presented in Module that are followed by Quizzes

CERTIFICATION MODULE
Personnel Certification: ASNT SNT-TC-1A. Candidates must score a minimum of 70 % in each test and a minimum of 80% average for all the three tests.

MODULE 1: MANUFACTURING DISCONTINUITIES
• Types of Discontinuities: – Inherent, Processing and Service
• Casting Discontinuities: - Hot Tear, Cold Shut, Porosity, Shrinkage
• Primary Processing Discontinuities including discontinuities in Rolling, Forging, Drawing, Extruding
• Secondary Processing Discontinuities including discontinuities in Grinding, Heat Treating, Machining, Welding, Plating
• Service Discontinuities:- Erosion, Wear, Fatigue, Corrosion, Creep, Hydrogen Attack

MODULE 2: WAVE MODES
• Time Period and Frequency
• Wavelength
• Wave Modes including Longitudinal, Shear, Surface and Lamb Waves
• Velocity of Waves
• Calculation of Velocity
• Factors Affecting Velocity - Temperature, Stress
• Laboratory Measurement of Velocity

MODULE 3: ACOUSTIC IMPEDANCE
• Acoustic Impedance
• Calculation of Acoustic Impedance
• Reflection and Transmission Coefficients
• Transmission through a layer

MODULE 4: REFRACTION AND REFLECTION (Covered in Level I and II training)
• Reflection and Refraction
• Snell’s Law
• Mode Conversion
• First and Second Critical Angle
• Creeping Waves
• Problems on Mode Conversion

MODULE 5: PIEZOELECTRIC TRANSDUCER
• Wave Interference: Constructive and Destructive
• Sound Field
• Near Field
• Far Field
• Beam Spread
• Problems on Near Field and Beam Spread
• Laboratory measurement of Beam Spread
• Principles of Piezoelectricity
• Curie Temperature
• Transducer damping
• Bandwidth
• Type of Transducers
• Contact and Immersion Transducers
• Dual Element, Delay Line, Angle Beam Transducer
• Couplant

MODULE 6: PULSER RECEIVER
• Ultrasonic Instrumentation - Analog
• Ultrasonic Instrumentation - Digital
• Time Base
• Pulse Repetition Rate
• Types of Ultrasonic Display – A, B and C Scan
• Gates
• Calibration of Ultrasonic Equipment - Time and Amplitude Linearity (Level II)

MODULE 7: ATTENUATION
• Sound Attenuation
• Causes for Attenuation
• Attenuation Measurement
• Calculation of Amplification
• Laboratory - Measurement of Attenuation

MODULE 8: THICKNESS MEASUREMENT
• Test Modes
• Thickness Measurement
• Thickness Measurement Frequency
• Screen Calibration
• Problems
• Laboratory - Thickness measurement, Corrosion Mapping

MODULE 9: IMMERSION TESTING
• Advantages and Limitations of Immersion Testing
• Technique
• Minimum Water Path calculation
• Types of Immersion Testing Transducers
• Bubbler/Squirter Technique
• Wheel Type Transducer

MODULE 10: FLAW DETECTION - 0 DEGREE
• Lamination, Corrosion Mapping, Base Metal defects, Bolts
• Laboratory scanning on lamination and forged sample as per SA-578 and SA-388

PRACTICALS
• Velocity measurement
• Thickness Measurement
• Thickness Scanning
• Plates
• Tubes
• Corroded samples
• Bolt Inspection
• Laminated Plates

EXAMINATIONS
• General
• Specific and Practical

The duration of this course is for 5 days and it is conducted by NDT experts from TCR Arabia. Students will be given an UT Level I certificate at the end of this course.

All courses, unless specified in advanced with the client will be conducted at TCR Arabia’s training room at its office in Dammam located at:

TCR Arabia Company Limited
P.O. Box-3422
# 3 & 4, next to Al Kifah Construction
besides Al-Kadi Tent Factory
near King Abdulaziz Sea Port
Dammam, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
(T) +966-3-8475784/8475785
(F) +966-3-8475768
(M) +966-504997683
Attention: Syed Ameen Hassan (M) 00966-504997683

Dates for scheduling of each class will be announced when a minimum of at least 6 students sign up for a given batch.