Course Title:
Radiographic Interpretation (RI) - Light and Dense Metal Castings (Part C)

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Suitable for:

Radiographers, inspectors, engineers and surveyors

Course Content:

Casting defects and their origin; foundry practices - sand, permanent mould and precision casting; spurious indications; viewing conditions; identification of radiographs; appreciation of radiographic principles and parameters of interpretation; standards for radiographic practice; acceptance criteria; interpretation tutorials and practice.

Tuition ends with the certification examination.

Training in accordance with the requirements of ISO 9712.

Course Objectives:
  • To prepare radiographic inspection reports
  • To state origins of defects
  • To recognise and differentiate between film faults and defect indications
  • To interpret radiographs

Additional Information:

It is essential that course attendees have a good knowledge of radiographic theory and it is strongly recommended that those with little or no theoretical radiographic testing knowledge attend Rad Interp (Part A - Principles of Radiographic Testing).

If you have a good understanding of the RT theory or a Radiographic Testing qualification, a distance learning package is available (at additional cost) to carry out 16 hours of self study to meet the 56 training hour requirement of the certification schemes, before attending the Radiographic Interpretation course NDT2C. Please contact the training centre in advance if selecting this training option.

An assessment of theoretical Radiographic Testing (RT) knowledge will be taken on the first day of the course, but only minimal theoretical RT training will be provided during the Rad Interp course (NDT2C).

Please note, previous experience of reading radiographs WILL NOT satisfy this knowledge requirement. If you do not have a thorough understanding of Radiographic Testing theory, it is strongly recommended that you attend the preparation course NDT2A, before taking the Radiographic Interpretation course NDT2C.

Please note:
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.

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

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

Available dates: on request.