Phased Array Ultrasonic Testing(PAUT) Level 2 Non-Blended Course

Is it for me?

Phased Array Ultrasonic Testing (PAUT) is an advanced non-destructive examination technique that uses ultrasonic probes capable of pulsing elements individually at different time intervals. Compared with conventional ultrasonics, PAUT provides higher probability of detection, it is faster, more reliable, and it provides 2D or 3D images and a permanent record of the inspection through the data recorded.

This course is designed for any experienced Level 2 qualified ultrasonic technicians looking to expand their knowledge and gain a qualification in phased array ultrasonic testing (PAUT).

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

Calibrating of a phased array probe on the Omnisca
Calibrating of a phased array probe on the Omniscan

What will I learn?

This course will teach you the principles of phased array inspection, principles of phased array probes, principles of inspection sensitivity, and phased array instrument. You will also learn about scanning with phased array probes, calibration and checks, software for data collection and data analysis, and principles of data analysis. The course will also teach you about software familiarity, use of software tools for defect detection and sizing, data analysis, procedures for verification of flaw existence and position, and reporting.

Typical equipment used on the course: Olympus Omniscan, TD Focus Scan, Sonatest Harfang, Zetec Topaz, M2M Gekko equipment. If your course is equipment specific please contact us to confirm the equipment that will be used for the event.

The training is in accordance with the requirements of BS EN ISO 9712 and ends with the certification examination. 

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
  • Meet the CSWIP and PCN syllabus requirements


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What else should I know?

        The course duration is 15 days including exam: 10 days phased array theory and data acquisition practical, 3 days analysis practical, 2 days exam.

        Candidates with previous training in Phased Array UT may be eligible for a reduction of the total training hours required for PCN and CSWIP certification. Please contact Customer Services for further information. You 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 prior to the scheduled course start date.

        This course leads to an internationally recognised CSWIP or PCN certification, both fully compliant with BS EN ISO 9712 certification schemes.

        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 candidates should be qualified to a minimum of BS EN ISO 9712 in Ultrasonic Testing.

        CSWIP certification is also 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. Non-BS EN ISO 9712 certificate holders will be required to sit the CSWIP UT Welds Level 2 General Paper.

        Please note: 
        Inspectors who do not hold BS EN ISO 9712 Level 2 certification in ultrasonic inspection are required to view the
         CSWIP document

        The minimum required duration of training, which includes both theoretical and practical elements, is:

        • Level 1 - 80 hours
        • Level 2 - 40 hours (Direct Level 2 - 104 hours for CSWIP and 120 hours for PCN)

        The minimum duration for experience prior to or following success in the qualification examination is:

        • Level 1 - 3 months for CSWIP - 1 month for PCN
        • Level 2 - 3 months (Direct Level 2 - 6 months for CSWIP - 4 months for PCN)

        Blended learning option: If a candidate is unable to attend the full 15 days in the classroom, then consider our blended learning option where theory and concepts can be studied as eLearning.

        This course is eligible for Continuing Professional Development (CPD) and Continuing Education Unit (CEU) credit hours.

        CEU: 12 EIC
        CPD: 120 Credit

        Location: Calgary, TES Canada Training Center    Price: CA$ 4,800.00

        Location: ON/BC/QC                                                 Price: CA$ 5,800.00

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