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Visual & Optical Testing - Level  I & II


Course Duration:     3 Days (24 Hours)                                                                                                                                                                          Course Fees:     $795

Visual & Optical Testing – Level I & II, Classroom NDT training course is developed to meet the requirements of ASNT SNT-TC-1A, CP -189, and other equivalent standards and customer-specific written practice for training and certification in this method of Non-Destructive Testing personnel.
After completing the Visual & Optical Testing - Level II classroom training course, you will gain in-depth knowledge of visual and optical techniques, mechanical & optical tools, interpretation, and evaluation of various product discontinuities.

Training Examination & Certification Requirement:
During this Visual Testing Level II class, you will give an examination in General theory, Specification, and Practical. You'll need to successfully pass these three examinations with a minimum of 70% grading in each examination, and the average grading of all three examinations should be 80% minimum according to the requirement of ASNT SNT-TC-1A 2011.

OJT Hours: As per the requirements of ASNT SNT-TC-1A, you need to have a minimum of 210 Hours of on-job training (OJT) after completion of training classes for certification in this method.

Basic Theory of Visual & Optical Testing
Visual Inspection involves using an inspector's eyes as a probing medium to detect the discontinuities in the material. The inspector may also use special tools such as magnifying glasses, mirrors, borescope, fiberscope, or video scope to gain access and more closely inspect the various shape and sizes of parts. Visual examiners follow procedures that range from simple to very complex.
Course Description:

  • Illumination
  • The Human Eye
  • Optical & Mechanical Aids  VT II Weld
  • Engineering Materials
  • Welding Process
  • Weld Inspection
  • Welding Discontinuities
  • Manufacturing Discontinuities
  • Service Induced Discontinuities
  • Pump, Valve, and Bolting
  • WPS and PQR
  • Codes and Standards

Hands-on Training (Practical) Outlines:

  • Introduction to Equipment
  • Use of Optical Tools  
  • Use of Mechanical Tools  
  • Weld Profile Measurement
  • Pit depth measurement
  • Interpretation of Welding Discontinuities

Training Material
Training material is supplied at the start of training and divided into sections, followed by practice worksheets and quizzes. Training books also include some referencing codes & specifications for examination procedures and acceptance.

Referencing Code and Standards

  • ASME Section V Article 9 – Visual Examination  
  • ASME Sec VIII Division 1- Visual Acceptance Criteria
  • ASME B31.3 – Visual Acceptance Criteria
  • AWS D1.1 – Visual Acceptance Criteria