Based on the syllabi issued by the American Society for Non-Destructive Testing (ASNT), ISO/TR25107 and the General and Aerospace requirements of PCN, the course provides a basic foundation for technicians, inspectors and engineers called upon to witness, supervise or conduct Magnetic Particle Inspection procedures.
The course satisfies the formal training element of the Recommended Practice SNT-TC-1A issued by ASNT, and the requirements of ISO/TR25107 and PCN, hence can lead to both Level I and Level II PCN, SNT-TC-1A, BS EN 4179 or NAS-410 Accreditation.
Standards, such as BS 9934, BS.M35, and ASTM E1444 are introduced on this course. These can be complimented by specific OEM procedural requirements if requested.
Practical aspects are emphasised by ensuring that all theoretical training is complemented with the opportunity to apply a variety of techniques and methods under the guidance of qualified instructors, including exposure to a fully operational Magnetic Bench Unit comprising AC and DC, current flow, flux flow and coil operation. The unit also has “Swinging Field” operation as well as “Mag Link” computer control. The system is Nadcap, UKAS and CAA approved.
The aim of the course is to ensure that in addition to level I candidates obtain a complete theoretical and practical understanding of process control checks, indication evaluation and instruction and report writing.
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:
- The objectives of Magnetic Particle Inspection
- Types of Magnetic Field and applications
- Electrically Induced Magnetism (AC, DC & HWAC)
- Types of Discontinuities and their Origins
- 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.