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2023-2024 College Catalog [***ATTENTION: THIS IS AN ARCHIVED CATALOG***]

Non-Destructive Testing Certificate

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Non-Destructive Testing (NDT) is a testing and analysis technique used by industry to evaluate the properties of a material, component, structure or system for characteristic differences or welding defects and discontinuities without causing damage to the original part. Upon completion of the certificate program hours and passing the industry mandated exams associated with each skill set, candidates leave qualified in: magnetic particle, ultrasonic thickness, ultrasonic shear wave,phased array ultrasonic testing and Creafrom® HandySCAN Pipecheck. In addition, candidates will be prepared to take nationally administered exams for American Petroleum Institute - Quality Ultrasonic Testing Examiner.

Program Outcomes

Upon completion of this certificate program, students will be able to:

  1. Understand and practice workplace safety.
  2. Meet the American Society of Nondestructive Testing document ASNT CP-189 (2011) requirements for training, qualification and certification in Magnetic Particle Testing (MT Level 2); Ultrasonic Thickness Testing-A-scan (UTT-Level 2 - Limited); Ultrasonic Testing (UT Level 2); Phased-Array Ultrasonic Testing (PAUT Level 2).
  3. Use Pipe-Listings, Dig-sheets, In-Line Inspection (ILI) data  to perform ILI validation and ILI/NDE correlation.
  4. Perform flaw characterization and critical crack sizing of various planar defects such as Stress Corrosion Cracking, Lack-Of-Fusion and Lack-Of-Penetration using Ultrasonic Shear-wave Testing.
  5. Develop effective data analysis and reporting skills to accurately communicate component condition to engineering authorities.
  6. Perform MT, UTT, UTSW, PAUT, AUT, and Creaform® HandySCAN equipment calibrations.
  7. Apply appropriate MT, UTT, UTSW, PAUT, AUT, Creaform® HandySCAN, ECDA, and ICDA testing techniques on material samples and components, replicating industrial components.
  8. Detect Stress Corrosion Cracking using Magnetic Particle Testing.
  9. Perform Semi-automated Internal Corrosion Mapping and anomaly characterization to distinguish mid-wall laminations, internal corrosion and pitting using AUT equipment.
  10. Perform Semi-automated External Corrosion Mapping and anomaly characterization of dents, external corrosion and pitting using The Creaform® HandySCAN 3D Laser Profilometry equipment.
  11. Determine various Long-seam weld types using Visual Testing (VT), Ultrasonic Thickness Testing (UTT), Ultrasonic Testing-Shear-wave (UTSW) and Acid Etching techniques.
  12. Understand testing techniques for Shutdown/Turn-around/Outage Corrosion Monitoring.

Total Certificate Credit Hours: 45

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