This course is designed for you as an experienced Level 2 qualified ultrasonic technicians looking to expand their knowledge and gain a qualification in phased array ultrasonic testing (PAUT), but have limited time to attend a full-time classroom course.
This eLearning training is part of the ‘blended learning’ PAUT package; a mix of eLearning and in-class practical training followed by certification to BS EN ISO 9712. The online modules can be studied when and where it is most convenient and at your own pace.
The package separates the learning of key concepts from the learning of a specific instrument, coupled with interactive exercises focused on the principles behind set-up, calibration, acquisition and data analysis. An intuitive logical training structure, which invariably helps the students understand key concepts, step-by-step.
In addition to the eLearning element of the phased array training, 10 days classroom attendance will consist of: 5 days phased array data acquisition, 3 days data analysis, 2 days of examination.
Note for candidates wishing to enrol on a course that includes blended learning: It is a mandatory requirement to issue access to the online material no less than 30 DAYS before the commencement of the in-class element of the course.
There shall be no exception to this requirement, please plan your study to embrace this requirement.
What will I learn?
eLearning: The eLearning aspect of the course is broken down into 6 modules, as follows:
Module 1: Basic Principles
Module 2: Principles underlying PAUT
Module 3: Beam Steering
Module 4: Beam focusing
Module 5: Optimizing data quality
Module 6: Review
During the classroom sessions of this blended course, participants will delve into the practical application of phased array for tasks such as weld inspection, inspection design, instrument configuration, calibration, and data acquisition. The curriculum also covers multi-group inspection techniques, data analysis, and reporting procedures.
Participants will have hands-on experience with a variety of equipment commonly used in the industry, including Olympus Omniscan, TD Focus Scan, Sonatest Harfang, Zetec Topaz, and M2M Gekko equipment. If participants have specific equipment requirements, they are encouraged to reach out to confirm the equipment that will be utilized for the event.
The training adheres to the standards outlined in BS EN ISO 9712 and concludes with a certification examination, ensuring that participants are well-equipped
What will I leave with?
By the end of the course, you should be able to:
Explain the theoretical background of phased array applications
Correctly select probe/wedge to examine welded butt joints
Calibrate and set up the phased array ultrasonic equipment
Locate and evaluate flaws in the weld body, HAZ, and parent metal lamination
Analyse scan data for location and size of defects in typical welded butt joints
Accurately report weld condition
Differentiate defects from geometric features
Compile a written instruction
What else should I know?
Candidates with previous training in Phased Array UT may be eligible for a reduction of the total training hours. 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 TES Training Centre for approval at least two weeks before the scheduled course start date.
PCN candidates must be qualified to a minimum of BS EN ISO 9712 Level 2 Ultrasonic Testing.
Please note: The minimum required duration of training, which includes both theoretical and practical elements, is:
In addition to the eLearning element of the phased array training, 10 days classroom attendance will consist of: 5 days phased array data acquisition, 3 days data analysis, 2 days exam.
What happens when I book on this blended learning course?
All you need to do is book on the blended learning package in the same way as standard TES courses. Your payment will be taken in full. You will be then receive an email with login and licence details so that you can access eLearning. You will have 60 days from the first login to complete the eLearning part of the course before attending the classroom element.
So that your computer can run the Phased Array eLearning modules you will need the following basic systems:
Operating System Windows: 10 and higher
Browser Chrome or Edge
Internet connection: A decent internet connection (5 Mb/s)
This course is eligible for Continuing Professional Development (CPD) and Continuing Education Unit (CEU) credit hours.