Course Title:
Time of Flight Diffraction (ToFD)

CountryVenueCourse FeeStart DateFurther Information
on request
23 October 2017
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14 August 2017
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04 December 2017
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01 July 2017
on request
02 October 2017
on request
16 August 2017
MalaysiaKuala Lumpur
on request
24 July 2017
MalaysiaKuala Lumpur
on request
13 November 2017
on request
31 July 2017
United KingdomCambridge
£ 2,450.00 +VAT
10 July 2017
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Suitable for:

Individuals with ultrasonic testing experience, who are looking to expand their knowledge into advanced ultrasonic applications and gain a qualification in Time of Flight Diffraction (ToFD).

If time is an issue, please consider our blended learning option - study theory and concepts when and where you choose, then join the classroom sesssions for hands-on practical.

Course Content:

FREE PRE-COURSE ELEARNING PACKAGE - available only to students enrolling on this course:
Familiarise yourself with the theory and key concepts that will prepare you for the classroom training with the ToFD Pre-course eLearning Package.
The eLearning material is made available 30 days before the course start date, giving you plenty of time to build your confidence before you enter the classroom.

Classroom content
ToFD theory and principles of diffraction, ToFD hardware (pulsers, receivers, motor control, encoders), ToFD data acquisition and interpretation, ToFD techniques, ToFD applications, equipment selection, calibration and optimisation, optimising PCS and angles, flaw location and sizing, limitations of detection and resolution, codes and standards, reporting.

The course ends with the certification examination.

Training in accordance with the requirements of ISO 9712.

Certification/Awarding Body:

Course Objectives:
  • To understand the theoretical background and limitations of ToFD applications
  • To correctly select probe/wedge to examine welded butt joints
  • To calibrate and set up the ToFD ultrasonic equipment
  • To locate and evaluate flaws in the weld body and HAZ
  • To differentiate defects from geometric features
  • To analyse scan data for location and size of defects in typical welded butt joints
  • To understand and apply digital processing processes (SAFT, linearization, averaging, filters etc)
  • To compile written instructions
  • To meet the CSWIP and PCN syllabus requirements

Additional Information:
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.

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 - 40 hours
  • Level 2 - 40 hours (Direct Level 2 - 80 hours)

The minimum duration for experience prior to or following success in the qualification examination is:
  • Level 1 - 1 month
  • Level 2 - 3 months (Direct Level 2 - 4 months)