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 AWS CWI Preparation
Course Description:

This course is designed to prepare the student for the AWS Certified Welding Inspector/Certified Associate Welding Inspector examination in accordance with ANSI/AWS QC1-96. This is a comprehensive welding inspection program that provides lectures, quizzes and practical exercises specific to the AWS Certified Welding Inspector Program. Participants receive a copy of the AWS Welding Inspection Technology Manual and Workbook. The program is designed for individuals preparing for the AWS CWI/CAWI examination or individuals requiring an overview of welding inspection.

Program Highlights:
  • Introduction of Welding Inspection and Certification
  • Welding Safety
  • Mathematics and Metric Measurements
  • Mechanical Properties and Destructive Testing of Materials
  • Physical Metallurgy for Welding
  • Weld Joint Geometry and Welding Symbols
  • Welding, Brazing, and cutting Processes
  • Discontinuities Inherent to Base and Weld Materials
  • Visual and Nondestructive Inspection
  • Standard, Rules and Regulations
Prerequisites & Comments:

Class size is limited.
Presentation of this course on-site is quoted separately.
Available Courses for
CWI PREP
Date and Location
August 27-31, 2018
Soldotna, AK
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November 6-9, 2018
Anchorage, AK
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 Eddy Current
Course Description:

Information to Come

Program Highlights:

Prerequisites & Comments:

Available Courses for
EDDY CURRENT
Date and Location
June 22-25, 2018
Anchorage, AK
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August 24-27, 2018
Anchorage, AK
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 Penetrant Testing  |  Level I/II  |  Level III Refresher
Penetrant Testing - Level I

Duration: 2 days

Course Description:

The course is designed for manufacturers, services companies, and overhaul facilities, who require their personnel to be trained in Penetrant Testing, used to locate inherent, processing or service discontinuities in nonporous materials. In addition to covering the theoretical aspects of this method, the course provides demonstrations and practical hands-on laboratory time on both portable and stationary equipment.

Program Highlights:

  • Introduction (History, Purpose, Types, Advantages/Limitations)
  • Penetrant Testing Principles
  • Penetrant Processing
  • Penetrant Test Variables
  • Penetrant Materials
  • Selection of Penetrant Test Techniques/Equipment
  • Penetrant Processes/Indications
  • Reporting
  • Process Demonstration
  • Lab Sessions
  • Review and Final Course Examination

Prerequisites & Comments:

Levels I/II courses are basic programs for persons with little or no technical background. Class size is limited for maximum utilization of instructor and equipment. Presentation of the course on-site is quoted separately.

Penetrant Testing - Level II

Duration: 2 days

Course Description:

An intensive review of basic theory, principles, techniques and applications of Penetrant Testing. It covers the materials necessary for effective performance of a Level III. Included is a practice examination exercise for students preparing for Level III examinations.

Program Highlights:
  • Principles
  • Terminology
  • Penetrant Systems
  • Penetrant Materials & Characteristics
  • Test Techniques
  • Test Equipment
  • Test Variables
  • Equipment Calibration
  • Types of Discontinuities
  • Interpretation of Indications
  • Test Procedures, Codes & Specifications
  • Safety & Health
  • Advantages & Limitations
Prerequisites & Comments:

Level III Refresher courses are designed for persons who have already been exposed to the subject matter and are seeking a comprehensive review to prepare for examinations. Class size is limited. Presentation of the course on-site is quoted separately.
Available Courses for
PENETRANT TESTING
Date and Location
PT I/II
December 8-9, 2018
Soldotna, AK
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 Radiation Safety
Duration: 4 days (40 hours)

Course Description:

The course is intended to provide the participant with an understanding of basic radiation theory, health and safety protection problems associated with radiation exposure, the applicable provisions of Federal and State regulations, as well as the safe and correct use of industrial radiographic exposure devices (X and gamma). This radiation safety and protection program is ideal preparation for all radiography trainees, assistants, health and safety personnel, quality control inspectors, or any personnel involved in projects where radiographic inspection is being conducted.

Program Highlights:
  • Structure of Matter and Radiation
  • Radiation Machines
  • Nuclear Reactions
  • Isotopes
  • Radioactive Decay Process
  • Ions and Ionization Process
  • Units of Measurement
  • Levels of Radiation from Licensed Material
  • Dosimeters
  • Film Badge and T LD
  • Maximum Permissible Dose
  • Radiation Biological Effects
  • Methods of Controlling Radiation Exposure
  • Radiographic Equipment
  • Regulations

Prerequisites & Comments:

  • This course is excellent preparatory course for IRRSP Examination.
  • Class size is limited for maximum utilization of instructor and equipment.
  • Presentation of the course on-site is quoted separately.
Available Courses for
RADIATION SAFETY
Date and Location
May 8-11, 2018
Soldotna, AK
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August 7-10, 2018
Soldotna, AK
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November 13-16, 2018
Soldotna, AK
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 Radiographic Film Interpretation
Duration: 4 days (40 hours)

Course Description:

The Radiographic Film Interpretation course provides formal training in the art and science of radiographic film interpretation. The course is designed to provide images of common discontinuities and "hands-on" film interpretation experiences for the student. Emphasis is placed on the evaluation of actual film and digital images of welds and castings.

The target audience includes welding Inspectors, QA/QC Auditors, Engineers, Radiographers and others wishing to improve their skill in evaluating weld and casting quality in accordance with common codes and specifications. Your inspection program will benefit through enrollment in this course.

At the completion of this course you will have reviewed the proper techniques, physics and procedures of basic image formation and darkroom protocol to properly evaluate radiographic images and techniques used in creation of radiographs (film or digital).

 
Available Courses for
RADIOGRAPHIC FILM INTERPRETATION
Date and Location
September 11-14, 2018
Soldotna, AK
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 Radiography  |  Level I  |  Level II
Radiographic Testing - Level I

Duration: 4 days (40 hours)

Course Description:

This course is designed for manufacturers, service organizations and overhaul agencies who require their technicians or engineers to be trained in the application of radiographic techniques. The course covers both X and Gamma Radiography with an approximately equal balance of theory and practical sessions. As well as working through their own supervised practical exercises, students will receive full instruction on darkroom procedures and radiographic interpretation. The Level I course is intended to introduce and provide participants with the theory and applications of radiographic inspection. The course satisfies the training hours needed for Level I certification in accordance with SNT-TC-1A, ANSI/ASNT CP-189, and NAS-410.

Program Highlights:

  • Structure of Matter
  • Radiation/Nuclear Reactions
  • Measurement of Radiation Dose
  • Radiation Health Problems & Personnel Monitoring
  • Radiation Detection and Hazards
  • Handling of Controlled Material
  • X-Radiation and Gamma Radiation
  • Geometry of Image Formation
  • Scattered Radiation
  • Contrast/Latitude
  • Radiographic Screens
  • Film Processing
  • Image Quality Indicators

Prerequisites & Comments:

Level I courses are basic programs for persons with little or no technical background. Class size is limited for maximum utilization of instructor and equipment. Presentation of the course on-site is quoted separately.

Radiographic Testing - Level II

Duration: 4 days (40 hours)

Course Description:

This course is designed for manufacturers, service organizations and overhaul agencies who require their technicians or engineers to be trained in the application of radiographic techniques. The course covers both X and Gamma Radiography with an approximately equal balance of theory and practical sessions. As well as working through their own supervised practical exercises, students will receive full instruction on darkroom procedures and radiographic interpretation. The Level II course builds upon the Level I syllabus and emphasizes a greater depth of study, development of senitometric curves, exposure chart production and the development of procedures and techniques. The course satisfies the training hours needed for Level II certification in accordance with SNT-TC-1A, ANSI/ASNT CP-189, and NAS-410.

Program Highlights:
  • Theory of Matter
  • Radiation Theory/ Radioactive Isotopes
  • Generation of X-Radiation
  • Interaction With Matter
  • Radiographic Film/ Film Processing
  • Radiographic Sensitivity
  • Exposure Calculations
  • Radiographic Quality
  • Codes/Specification Requirements
  • Interpretation of Weld Radiographs
  • Interpretation of Casting Radiographs
  • Acceptance Criteria
  • Film Processing
Prerequisites & Comments:

The Level II courses are advanced programs, intended for persons who have successfully completed Level I training. Class size is limited for maximum utilization of instructor and equipment. Presentation of the course on-site is quoted separately.
Available Courses for
RADIOGRAPHY
Date and Location
RT-I
June 12-15, 2018
Soldotna, AK
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RT-II
July 24-27, 2018
Soldotna, AK
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RT-I
October 23-26, 2018
Soldotna, AK
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RT-II
December 18-21, 2018
Soldotna, AK
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 Ultrasonics  | Level I  |  Level II
Ultrasonic Testing - Level I

Duration: 4 days (40 hours)

Course Description:

A comprehensive "first" course for persons with little or no background in ultrasonic testing. Although introductory, this program offers in-depth coverage of ultrasonic theory and instrument operation. Our own training manual, including detailed laboratory exercises, enables clear understanding of technical principles and test procedure. Lab training stresses procedural testing and proper recording of test results. Applications include precision thickness gauging, flaw detection and evaluation, plus introduction to angle beam and immersion testing. The course satisfies the training hours needed for Level I certification in accordance with SNT-TC-1A, ANSI/ASNT CP-189, and NAS-410.

Program Highlights:

  • Introduction (Advantages and Limitations, Applications Overview)
  • Basic Sonic (Velocity, Frequency, Wavelength)
  • Generation of Sound
  • Transducers
  • Wave Mode
  • Test Technique Variables
  • Ultrasonic Instrument Operation
  • Thickness/Distance Measurement
  • Flaw Detection and Evaluation
  • Introduction to Angle Beam Testing (IIW Block Setup, Flaw Location)
  • Introduction to Immersion Testing (Test Setup, Scanning)

Prerequisites & Comments:

Level I courses are basic programs for persons with little or no technical background. Class size is limited for maximum utilization of instructor and equipment. Presentation of the course on-site is quoted separately.

Ultrasonic Testing - Level II

Duration: 4 days (40 hours)

Course Description:

An advanced, laboratory-intensive course for developing practical skills. The course is applications oriented and includes weld inspection, bond inspection, and immersion techniques. Angle beam testing and defect evaluations are covered in detail. The course satisfies the training hours needed for Level II certification in accordance with SNT-TC-1A, ANSI/ASNT CP-189, and NAS-410.

Program Highlights:
  • Introduction (History, Comparison, Math/Calculator Review)
  • Review of Ultrasonic Principles (Equipment, Techniques, Calibration)
  • Evaluation of Base-Material Product Forms
  • Other Product Forms
  • Evaluation of Weldments
  • Weld Inspection
  • Bonded Structures
  • Discontinuity Detection
  • Comparison Procedures
  • Advanced Thickness Measurement
  • Preparing for Employer's Personnel Qualification Examinations
Prerequisites & Comments:

The Level II courses are advanced programs, intended for persons who have successfully completed Level I training. Class size is limited for maximum utilization of instructor and equipment. Presentation of the course on-site is quoted separately.
Available Courses for
ULTRASONICS
Date and Location
UT I
July 17-20, 2018
Anchorage, AK
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UT I
November 27-30, 2018
Anchorage, AK
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UT II
December 11-14, 2018
Anchorage, AK
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 Visual Testing   |   Level I/II   |   Level III Refresher
Visual Testing - Level I/II

Duration: 3 days

Course Description:

The course is designed for manufacturers, services companies, and overhaul facilities, who require their personnel to be trained in the application of Visual Testing techniques. As well as covering all the theoretical aspects of this method, the course includes processes of improving visual inspection reliability and the use of a variety of visual equipment. The course satisfies the training hours needed for both Level I and II certification in accordance with SNT-TC-1A, ANSI/ASNT CP-189, and NAS-410.

Program Highlights:

  • Introduction (Definition, History, Applications Overview)
  • Terminology
  • Basic Principles
  • Test Equipment
  • Applications
  • Visual Testing to Specific Procedures
  • Visual Perception
  • Lighting
  • Material Attributes
  • Environment and Physiological Factors
  • Applicable Codes and Standards
  • Acceptance/Rejection Criteria

Prerequisites & Comments:

Levels I/II courses are basic programs for persons with little or no technical background. Class size is limited for maximum utilization of instructor and equipment. Presentation of the course on-site is quoted separately.

Visual Testing - Level III

Duration: 2 days

Course Description:

This intensive program provides an in-depth review of the subjects considered essential for a Level III individual. It identifies for the attendees those areas requiring additional effort and study if Level III examinations are planned. A practice examination is administered as an exercise to identify any student weakness. The instructor helps each attendee identify areas requiring further study.

Program Highlights:
  • Theory & Principles
  • Applications Overview
  • Terminology
  • Vision & Light
  • Significant Factors of Visual Testing
  • Equipment
  • Techniques/Calibration
  • Variables
  • Interpretation & Evaluation
  • Procedures
  • Selection of Parameters
  • Recording & Reports
  • Health & Safety
Prerequisites & Comments:

Level III Refresher courses are designed for persons who have already been exposed to the subject matter and are seeking a comprehensive review to prepare for examinations. Class size is limited. Presentation of the course on-site is quoted separately.
Available Courses for
VISUAL TESTING
Date and Location
VT I/II
June 26-29, 2018
Soldotna, AK
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VT I/II
October 16-18, 2018
Soldotna, AK
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 Magnetic Particle Testing   |   Level I & II   |   Level III Refresher
Duration: 24 Hours

Course Description:

The Successful Learner will be able to:

  • Identify with material properties
  • Operate magnetic field generating equipment
  • Apply the correct inspection technique
  • Interpret the indications against national and International codes, standards and specifications

Measurement of Learning Outcomes:

Candidates will have dedicated instruction by tutorial and physical “hands on” visual aid equipment. Class will have:

  • pre and post basic skills assessments
  • daily skills assessments
  • laboratory applications that will be assessed as a part of the skills assessment
  • an end of course assessment over and above the post basic skills assessment

Student Success:

Student success is a measurable quantity, apart from the pre and post course skills assessment, practical lab work and in course daily skills assessment results are retained as a documented record.

In addition, an end of course examination covering the course topics shall be undertaken.

The Successful Learner
Will be able to:

Measurable
Yes or No

Evaluation of Student Success
Perform a series of practical material measurements and calibrations of a magnetic particle method Yes Demonstration and written  report
Achieve a minimum score of 70% on the
end of course examination
Yes A timed, 30 question multiple choice examination
Instruction Outline:

The instruction outline follows the National and International recognized documents such as, but not limited to:

American Society of Non Destructive Testing (ASNT) document SNT-TC-1A 2006 Edition
American Society of Non Destructive Testing (ASNT) document CP 189 2006 Edition
American Society of Non Destructive Testing (ASNT) document CP 105 2006 Edition

  • Principles, characteristics and effects of Magnets and Magnetic Fields
  • Magnetic Particle Equipment
  • Selection of proper method of magnetization
  • Inspection materials and mediums
  • Principles of Demagnetization
  • Types of Discontinuities, test indications and interpretation of indications
  • Calibration and control of equipment and consumables
  • Report generation

Other information:

This course follows recognized training guidelines as established by ASNT and is intended to allow the successful learner to be certified by their individual employer – following the employers Written Practice and Experience requirements – as a level II in the subject discipline.

Candidates should hold as a minimum entry requirement, either a GED or High School Graduation Certificate and shall have a basic understanding of welding, casting and forging processes.

Satisfactory completion will require the learner to achieve a 70% in a post course written examination.

Available Courses for
MAGNETIC PARTICLE TESTING
Date and Location

MT/PT I/II
May 22-25, 2018
Anchorage, AK
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MT
October 9-11, 2018
Soldotna, AK
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MT/PT II
September 25-28, 2018
Soldotna, AK
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