NDT personnel, inspectors and technicians responsible for writing techniques and instructions for tube testing and/or engaged in practical application of eddy current testing for detection of flaws in heat exchanger/steam generator tubes.
Principles of eddy current theory and practical eddy current examination of tubing as found in condensers, heat exchangers and air conditioning units.
The training is in accordance with BS EN ISO 9712 and covers the techniques of surface inspection and/or internal bore inspection and is supported by examinations complying with BS EN ISO 9712.
The course ends with the certification examination.
- To detect corrosion, erosion, cracks, surface and near-surface defects in tubes
- To write clear and concise inspection instructions and test reports
- To meet the syllabus requirements of CSWIP/PCN Level 2
All candidates attending a PCN examination (initial, retest or renewal) must provide photo ID (e.g driving licence number, passport number, PCN ID Card) on the day of sitting the examination. Failure to do so will result in the candidate being turned away.
No mandatory course entry requirements.
The minimum required duration of training, which includes both theoretical and practical elements, is:
The training hours requirement is fulfilled when candidates attend one of TWI's training courses.
The minimum duration for experience prior to or following success in the qualification examination is:
- Level 1 - 40 hours
- Level 2 - 40 hours (Direct Level 2 - 80 hours)
Certification will not be issued until successful completion of the examination and the required experience is achieved.
- Level 1 - 3 months
- Level 2 - 9 months (Direct Level 2 - 12 months)