A fully updated Eddy Current Testing Technology textbook that meets and exceeds ISO9712, CGSB, ASNT, and CSWIP theoretical requirements for Level 1 & 2 certification.
This book is designed for Non-Destructive Testing (NDT) technicians, engineers, and technical people interested in learning Eddy Current Array (ECA) principles and applications. The main goal is to outline the material needed for a first course in Eddy Current Array technology.
Advances in mechanisation capabilities, afforded by the rapid growth of the computer industry, have been wide spread. NDT is no exception to the variety of industries that have benefitted from these advances. This handbook is intended to improve the students’ understanding of phased array aspects of mechanised ultrasonic inspections. As well, some background is supplied with regard to the ancillary aspects of mechanised ultrasonic inspections, data acquisition and computer imaging.
Since 2005, the pipeline AUT has seen several advances, including a higher respect for Phased Array systems, formalised qualification processes for systems and an institutionalised certification programme devoted to pipeline AUT operators. The number of personnel now involved in pipeline AUT, as compared to just ten years ago has increased by at least a factor of 10. Corresponding to increased personnel is the potential that there is a wider spread of competence of those involved in the industry. This book provides a useful single source for explanations of pipeline AUT details that readers may not find in more general books on ultrasonic testing.
This handbook will provide technicians, students and instructors a single source publication for the fundamentals involved in TOFD. The topics covered in this handbook generally follow the requirements set out in the CSWIP document for TOFD training requirements. Where background fundamentals are deemed useful to explain pertinent aspects of TOFD, the basics will be explained with adequate detail.