This in-depth course prepares a candidate to conduct Visual Examinations.
This course prepares a candidate to:
• Setup and calibrate equipment
• Interpret and Evaluate Results with respect to Applicable Codes, Standards and Specifications
• Familiar with the scope and limitations of the Methods and ability to write test reports
•Definition of visual testing.
•History of visual testing applications.
•Overview of visual testing applications.
•Standard terms and their meanings in the employer’s industry.
•Direct and indirect methods
4. Equipments (as applicable)
•Light sources and special lighting
•Gages, templates, scales, micrometers, calipers, special tools, etc.
5. Manufacturing Processes
•Inherent and Processing Discontinuities
•Casting and its defects
•Forging, rolling, drawing and defects
6. In-Service Defects
•Expectations of a weld
•Welding processes: SMAW, GTAW, GMAW, & FCAW
•Welding codes: ASME, AWS, API and NBIC
•Welding filler materials (F and A numbers)
•Base materials (P numbers)
•Weld nomenclature (parts of a weld)
•Welding defects: Their causes, detection, repairs, and prevention
•Inspection acceptance criteria: ASME and AWS
•What is the purpose of a visual welding inspector?
•Weld inspection tools: Fillet welds gage, high-low gage, stud weld test gage, etc.
•Pumps and Valves
8. Employer-Defined Application
(Includes a description of inherent, processing and service discontinuities)
•Metallic materials, including welds.
•Other materials (employer-defined)
9. Visual Testing to specific procedures
•Selection of parameters
1) Inspection objectives
2) Inspection checkpoints
3) Sampling plans
4) Inspection patterns
5) Documented procedures
•Classification of indications per acceptance criteria
• Reports and documentation.
•Employer’s vision examination methods
•Fundamentals of light
•Recommended lighting levels
•Lighting techniques for inspection
12. Materials Attributes
13. Environmental and Physiological Factors
14. Visual Perception
•What your eyes see
•What your mind sees
•What others perceive
•What the designer, engineer, etc. wants you to see
•Computer based systems
•Gages, micrometers, calipers, templates, scales, etc.
•Light sources and special lighting.
•Special optical systems
16. Employee-Defined Application
•Metallic materials(including welds)
•Other materials and products(employer defined)
17. Acceptance/Rejection Criteria
•Subjective basis (qualitative)
•Objective basis (quantitative)
•Evaluation of results per acceptance criteria.
18. Recording and Reports
Visual Inspection Codes
• AWS D1.1 (steel), D1.2 (Aluminum)
• ASME Section I, V, VIII, 31.1, 31.3
Evaluate defects in Weld Samples
Candidates must score a minimum of 70 % in each test and a minimum of 80% average for all the three tests.
The duration of this course is for 3 days and it is conducted by NDT experts from TCR Arabia. Students will be given an ASNT Level II 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
# 3 & 4, next to Al Kifah Construction
besides Al-Kadi Tent Factory
near King Abdulaziz Sea Port
Dammam, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
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.