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Ultrasonics Level 1

PREREQUISITE: Registrants must satisfy all prerequisites that pertain to this training course.

TRAINING OBJECTIVES: This course provides a basic knowledge of ultrasonic testing fundamentals sufficient to enable the technician to carry out ultrasonic testing to established procedures under the supervision of Level 2 or Level 3 personnel.

APPLICABLE STANDARDS: This course meets the training syllabus requirements of CAN/CGSB-48.9712, ISO 9712 and SNT-TC-1A.

RESPONSIBILITIES OF LEVEL 1 PERSONNEL (AS PER CGSB): Level 1 personnel are defined as personnel who properly perform specific calibrations and specific evaluations for acceptance or rejection determinations, according to written instructions, and record results. Level 1 carry out industrial ultrasonics under the supervision of Level 2 or Level 3 personnel and shall receive the necessary instructions from a Level 2 or Level 3 individual.

COURSE OUTLINE:
  1. Introduction
    • Historical perspective of the use of ultrasound
    • Comparison with other commonly used NDT methods

  2. Fundamental Properties of Ultrasound
    • Definition of ultrasonic vibrations
    • Relationship of frequency velocity and wavelength
    • Diffraction theory
    • Modes of particle vibration
    • Ultrasound uses

  3. Generation of Ultrasonic Waves
    • Piezoelectric crystal types and characteristics
    • Search unit construction
    • Search unit characteristics: resolution; sensitivity
    • Search unit types: single element; dual element; Angle beam

  4. Test Material Characteristics
    • Velocity
    • Sound attenuation
    • Acoustic impedance

  5. Sound Beam Characteristics
    • Dead zone; Near zone; Far zone
    • Intensity variations
    • Probe diameter and frequency effect

  6. Angular Incidence
    • Reflection
    • Transmission
    • Refraction
    • Mode conversion
    • Critical angles
    • Snell's Law
  1. Ultrasonic Inspection Techniques
    • Through transmission
    • Pulse echo
    • Angle beam
    • Contact testing
    • Immersion testing

  2. Ultrasonic Testing Equipment
    • Basic pulse echo instrument
    • Control functions and uses
    • Information displays: A scan, B scan, C scan, digital readouts
    • Computer enhanced displays

  3. Ultrasonic Reference Blocks
    • Area amplitude blocks
    • Distance amplitude blocks
    • International Institute of Welding (IIW) block
    • Miniature angle beam calibration block
    • Uses of artificial reflectors compared

  4. Inspected Part Variations
    • Effect of surface roughness
    • Effect of surface coatings
    • Surface curvature
    • Parallelism
    • Grain size

  5. Discontinuity Variations
    • Size
    • Shape
    • Orientation
    • Distance from entry surface

NOTE: Participants are requested to have a calculator capable of scientific notation. Safety shoes are mandatory for all laboratory work.

Upcoming Course Dates Guaranteed to Run
Ultrasonics Level 1 Day Courses in Hamilton, ON :
November 20 - 24, 2017
Approved as a vocational program under the Private Career Colleges Act, 2005
Five Days (40 Hours)4 out of 12 seats takenPrice: $1190.00
January 29 - February 2, 2018
Approved as a vocational program under the Private Career Colleges Act, 2005
Five Days (40 Hours)0 out of 12 seats takenPrice: $1190.00
April 2 - 6, 2018
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June 25 - 29, 2018
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August 27 - 31, 2018
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Ultrasonics Level 1 Day Courses in Saint John, NB :
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Ultrasonics Level 1 Day Courses in Nisku, AB :
January 15 - 19, 2018Five Days (40 Hours)2 out of 12 seats takenPrice: $1190.00
June 4 - 8, 2018Five Days (40 Hours)0 out of 12 seats takenPrice: $1190.00
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