Experienced Level 2 qualified ultrasonic technicians looking to expand their knowledge and gain a qualification in manual and encoded phased array ultrasonic testing (PAUT).
Principles of phased array inspection; principles of phased array probes; principles of inspection sensitivity; phased array instrument; scanning with phased array probes; calibration and checks; software for data collection and data analysis; principles of data analysis; software familiarity; use of software tools for defect detection and sizing; data analysis; procedures for verification of flaw existence and position; reporting.
Typical equipment used on the course: Olympus Omniscan, TD Focus Scan, Sonatest Harfang equipment. If your course is equipment specific please contact us to confirm the equipment that will be used for the event.
This course ends with the certification examination.
Training in accordance with the requirements of ISO 9712.
- To explain the theoretical background of phased array applications
- To correctly select probe/wedge to examine welded butt joints
- To calibrate and set up the phased array ultrasonic equipment
- To locate and evaluate flaws in the weld body, HAZ, and parent metal lamination
- To analyse scan data for location and size of defects in typical welded butt joints
- To accurately report weld condition
- To differentiate defects from geometric features
- To compile a written instruction
- To meet the CSWIP and PCN syllabus requirements
15 days including exam: 10 days phased array only, 3 days analysis software, 2 days exam.
Candidates with previous training in Phased Array UT may be eligible for a reduction of the total training hours required for PCN and CSWIP certification. Please contact Customer Services for further information. Candidates are to provide evidence of the training received: a certificate of attendance and a copy of the training syllabus BOTH authenticated by a senior responsible person in the candidates employing organisation or a major client. This shall be passed to the relevant TWI Training Centre for approval at least two weeks prior to the scheduled course start date.
This course leads to an internationally recognised CSWIP or PCN certification, both fully compliant with BS EN ISO 9712 certification schemes.
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.
PCN candidates must be qualified to a minimum of BS EN ISO 9712 Level 2 Ultrasonic Testing.
CSWIP certification is available for candidates holding ASNT UT Welds. It will be considered on an individual basis and evidence of training and experience presented to the training centre on application. Additionally, holders of ASNT UT Welds qualification will be required to sit the CSWIP UT Welds Level 2 General Paper.
The minimum required duration of training, which includes both theoretical and practical elements, is:
- Level 1 - 80 hours
- Level 2 - 24 hours (Direct Level 2 - 104 hours)
The minimum duration for experience prior to or following success in the qualification examination is:
- Level 1 - 3 months
- Level 2 - 3 months (Direct Level 2 - 6 months)