Is it for me?

This course is suitable for you as an ultrasonic testing equipment vendor, auditor or supervisor – as well as for anyone who works indirectly with ultrasonic testing. The Phased Array Ultrasonic Testing Appreciation eLearning package brings you into contact with ultrasonic testing even if the testing is conducted by someone else.

This eLearning package gives you 60 days access to the eLearning materials. The training is delivered step by step, one section at a time, but free of any time pressure to complete the individual modules.

Students completing the full package will be awarded a Certificate of Satisfactory Completion.

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What will I learn?

The Phased Array Ultrasonic Testing (PAUT) Appreciation eLearning Package covers both manual and semi-automated PAUT and is divided in five modules:

Module 1Basic Principles of Ultrasound Testing

  • NDT, sound and ultrasound, basic notions, waves, dB system
  • Probes, wedges
  • Scans and views
  • UT production, wave propagation, coverage, techniques
  • Procedures and set-up
  • Calibration
  • Inspection and data management


Module 2: Principles Underlying Phased Array Ultrasound

  • History, multipoint source
  • Phased array hardware
  • Scans and views specific to 0-degree phased-array, cursors and gates
  • Production of phased-array ultrasound, focal laws, coverage
  • Phased array specific procedures
  • 0-degree set-ups
  • Calibration of a 0-degree set-up
  • Introduction to 0-degree scanning
  • Introduction to 0-degree data analysis
  • Interactive defect viewer: corrosion and laminations


Module 3: Beam Steering in Phased Array Ultrasound

  • Introduction to beam steering
  • Scan and views specific to angle beam phased array
  • Scans and views specific to angled phased array
  • Beam steering theory and limitations
  • Angle beam set-ups
  • Calibration of an angle beam set-up
  • Introduction to angle beam scanning
  • Introduction to angle beam data analysis


Module 4: Beam Focussing

  • Introduction to focusing
  • Phased array probes
  • Multiple scans and views
  • Beam focusing theory and limitations
  • Choosing between focused and non-focused beams
  • Calibration with focused beams
  • Defects shape vs focal distance
  • Interactive defect viewer: welds defects


Module 5: Optimizing Data Quality

  • Introduction to data quality
  • Selecting optimal hardware
  • Instrument limitations
  • Data quality theory and limitations
  • Optimizing set-ups parameters
  • Encoder calibration
  • Remote data analysis

What else should I know?

eLearning Technical Specifications

In order to run the PAUT eLearning modules you will need the following basic systems:

  • Operating System: Windows Vista 7, 8 or 10
  • Browser: Internet Explorer 11 or higher (PC), Latest version of Safari (Mac)
  • Plugin: Silverlight Plug-in. You can get the Silverlight Plug-in using the following link:
  • Internet connection: 2 MBIT/s

Please note: When you have booked your online training, you will receive an email notification with your login details.

UK fee: £350 + VAT

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