11:14 AM, 5 December 2016

Non Destructive Testing (NDT) Training Courses now available at HERA in 2017

Non Destructive Testing is a dynamic industry with a high degree of innovation. It includes a wide group of testing and analysis techniques to evaluate the properties of a material, component or system without causing damage. NDT is used in a variety of settings that covers a wide range of industrial activity, with new NDT methods and applications, being continuously developed.

NDT techniques are essential to evaluate compliance of the component with the applicable manufacturing standard or assess in-service condition of the equipment. NDT is routinely applied to the safety critical components such as in transportation, pressure vessels, building structures and piping.

Career opportunities in the field of NDT are versatile. NDT operators require a set of skills underpinned by adequate technical knowledge and training. Verification of competency is based on standardised certification schemes/processes. Most NDT personnel certification schemes listed above specify three "levels" of qualification and/or certification, usually designated as Level 1, Level 2 and Level 3; the roles and responsibilities of personnel in each level are defined.

If you are interested in using your hands as well as your mind in a dynamic industry, Non Destructive Testing may be for you.

HERA, in collaboration with the Australasian industry leader in NDT training, Advanced Technology Testing and Research (ATTAR), is now offering regular Non Destructive Testing (NDT) training courses in New Zealand. This is a cooperative model where both organisations want to support industry training in a cost effective manner. The first set of courses is as follows:
Ultrasonic Testing, Level 1 Non Destructive Testing (NDT) training
Course Overview
Ultrasonic Testing (UT) uses high frequency sound waves to detect imperfections or changes in properties within materials - and can be used for flaw detection/evaluation, dimensional measurements/thickness determination, material characterisation, inspection of metallic and non-metallic materials, and more.

Dates and venue
HERA House, Auckland
13th to 17th February 2017

Magnetic Particle, Level 2 Non Destructive Testing (NDT) training
Course Overview
Magnetic Particle inspection is used to identify surface and near surface discontinuities in ferromagnetic materials such as steel and iron. The technique uses the principle that magnetic lines of force (flux) will be distorted by the presence of a discontinuity. Discontinuities (for example, cracks) are located from the flux distortion following the application of fine magnetic particles to the area under test.

Dates and venue
HERA House, Auckland
20th to 24th February 2017

Liquid Penetrant Testing, Level 2 Non Destructive Testing (NDT) training
Course Overview
In Liquid Penetrant the test object or material is coated with a visible or fluorescent dye solution. The excess dye is removed from the surface and a developer which acts like a blotter is applied drawing penetrant out of imperfections open to the surface. With visible dyes, the vivid colour contrast between the penetrant and the developer is used. With fluorescent dyes an ultraviolet lamp is used to make the ‘bleed out’ fluoresce brightly allowing the imperfection to be seen readily.

Dates and venue
HERA House, Auckland
27th February to 3rd March 2017

AS/ISO9712 specifies the training, assessment and experience requirements for the qualification and certification of NDT personnel. As a Registered Training Organisation and Authorised Qualifying Body for the Australian Institute of Non Destructive Testing (AINDT), ATTAR's training course provides the pathway to qualification and / or certification.

Included in the course are all the required exams required for certification under ISO9712. NDT certification requirements include vision testing, training, assessment (examination by an Authorised Qualifying Body) and experience; certification is awarded by AINDT.

The course does not include CBIP exams however they may be arranged after the course. The exam arrangements (application, fees, location and date) must be made with CBIP directly. Subject to CBIP approval, HERA facilities are available for exams after the course.

For more information including application forms, go to Events section in the HERA website www.hera.org.nz