Based on modern Aerospace requirements and specifications, the course provides a thorough foundation for technicians, inspectors, and engineers called upon to witness, supervise or conduct NDT composite materials.
The course satisfies the formal training element of the Recommended Practice SNT-TC-1A issued by ASNT, and the requirements of BS EN 4179, and hence is the basic foundation which can lead to qualification under BS EN 4179, SNT-TC-1A or NAS-410 requirements.
Practical aspects are emphasised by ensuring that theoretical training is complemented with practical sessions concerning the calibration and use of NDT Equipment relevant to composite material inspection.
Students are introduced to the variety of practical applications associated with composite inspection, paving the way for further training in Specific Techniques and Industry sectors.
Students are assessed for comprehension and progress during the course, via a structured series of both theoretical and practical phase assessments, which facilitate counselling and assistance where required. On request a formal end of course examination can be conducted.
The content of the course includes:
Materials (Metallic and Non-Metallic), Manufacturing Methods, Types of Bonded Structures,
Methods of NDT; Acoustic, Ultrasonic, Radiographic, Eddy Current, Bond Testing, Shearography,
Thermal Imaging, Area Scanning, Data Presentation.
Limitations of above Methods, Reference Standards (Types and Method of Manufacture),
Types of Discontinuities ( Manufacture and in Service ) and their Origins.
Detectable Discontinuities and Non-Relevant Indications, Evaluation of Indications,
Techniques and Processes, Report Writing and the Understanding/Use of Specifications.
(A full Syllabus can be supplied on request).
Lunch, refreshments and a full set of course notes will be provided during the course.