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UT-101 UT Level 1 Training

Cost: $1,195.00 per student
Duration: 40 Hours
Prerequisites: None
Equipment Needed: UT Scope  (A scope may be provided if necessary but inventory is limited so contact us to reserve.)

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Course Description

The University of Ultrasonics has traditionally concentrated on advanced UT skills training. Now due to the requests of many, we are proud to offer periodic set scheduled conventional ultrasonic training. We can also provide this training onsite for companies with multiple candidates.

Our conventional training programs are designed just like our advanced training programs which have been so successful over the years. This class will blend the theoretical concepts of the technology with hands-on laboratory exercises. We structure our material in a way to maximize each students learning potential. We prepare you by training with state-of-the-art equipment and have one the largest collections of real flawed samples which also help prepare individuals for the real world.

Our UT Level 1 training class follows and fulfills the Topical Outline for Qualification of Nondestructive Testing Personnel CP-105. If you are seeking Level 1 or higher certifications to any of the standard certification systems (SNT-TC-1A, CP-189, NAS410, etc.) then this class is for you.

If you have any additional questions please feel free to contact us at any time.
Available Classes: Training Calendar


UT-101 Outline

1.0 Introduction
1.1 Definition of ultrasonics
1.2 History of ultrasonic testing
1.3 Applications of ultrasonic energy
1.4 Basic math review
1.5 Responsibilities of levels of certification

2.0 Basic Principles of Acoustics
2.1 Nature of sound waves
2.2 Modes of sound-wave generation
2.3 Velocity, frequency, and wavelength of sound waves
2.4 Attenuation of sound waves
2.5 Acoustic impedance
2.6 Reflection
2.7 Refraction and mode conversion
2.8 Snell’s law and critical angles
2.9 Fresnel and fraunhofer effects

3.0 Equipment
3.1 Basic pulse-echo instrumentation (A-scan, B-scan, C-scan and computerized systems)
3.2 Digital thickness instrumentation
3.3 Transducer operation and theory
3.4 Couplants

4.0 Basic Testing Methods
4.1 Contact
4.2 Immersion
4.3 Air coupling

Level 1 Technique Course

1.0 Testing Methods
1.1 Contact
1.2 Immersion
1.3 Comparison of contact and immersion methods

2.0 Calibration (Electronic and Functional)
2.1 Equipment
2.2 Calibration of equipment electronics
2.3 Inspection calibration

3.0 Straight Beam Examination to Specific Procedures
3.1 Selection of parameters
3.2 Test standards
3.3 Evaluation of results
3.4 Test reports

4.0 Angle Beam Examination to Specific Procedures
4.1 Selection of parameters
4.2 Test standards
4.3 Evaluation of results
4.4 Test reports

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