Course Title:
Radiographic Interpretation of Welds
Course Details:
Certification/Awarding bodies: CSWIP, PCN
Starting: 28 November 2016
Duration: 7.00 (days)
Location: United Kingdom
Venue: Cambridge

Booking Information
Course & Examination
£ 1,250.00 +VAT
Course Only
£ 1,060.00 +VAT
Exam Only
£ 290.00 +VAT
£ 100.00 +VAT
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Suitable for:
Radiographers, inspectors, engineers and surveyors who wish to interpret radiographs but do not have a good understanding of the principles of radiography.

Course Content:
This course designed for personnel responsible for judging the quality of radiograph and reaching informed decisions regarding the identity and extent of the defects revealed. Training in radiographic interpretation provides essential knowledge on radiographic theory and practice to enable interpreters to judge radiographic quality and practical interpretation of welds and castings respectively.

Principles of X- and gamma-radiography; equipment; safety; selection of films and screens; exposure; processing; characteristics of the image; choice of technique; relevant standards; sensitivity, factors affecting the quality of radiographs.

The course ends with the certificate examination.

Training in accordance with requirements of BS EN ISO 9712.

Certification/Awarding Body:

Course Objectives:
  • To explain the basic theory of radiography
  • To state origin of defects
  • To state basic radiation safety principles
  • To explain principles relating to selection of films, energy levels and techniques
  • To evaluate radiographic sensitivity
  • To recognise and differentiate between film artefacts and defect indicators
  • To interpret radiographs
  • To meet the syllabus of CSWIP and PCN Level 2

Additional Information:
The NDT2 course covers the theory of Radiographic Testing (RT), the production of radiographs and the factors that can alter them.

Please note: All candidates attending a PCN examination (initial, retest or renewal) must provide photo ID.

No mandatory course entry requirements.

The minimum required duration of training, which includes both theoretical and practical elements, is:
  • Level 1 - not applicable
  • Level 2 - 56 hours

The training hours requirement is fulfilled when candidates attend one of TWI's training courses. This course takes place over 6 consecutive week days with the exam on the 7th day.

Certification requirements: The minimum duration for experience prior to or following success in the qualification examination is:
  • Level 1 - not applicable
  • Level 2 - 6 months

Certification will not be issued until successful completion of the examination and the required experience is achieved.