Non-destructive testing (NDT) is a benchmark range of testing techniques used to measure and examine the properties of any material, system, or object without damaging the materials being tested. NDT methods are widely utilized by various industries such as petrochemicals, power generation, marine, medical instruments and prostheses, aerospace and in a vast range of roles for manufacturing.
The major issue for both science and industry is the quality of training for doing this type of testing. If you’re in this field, you’ll be well aware of the very high demand for top quality testing standards. It’s no overstatement to say that NDT training is now a standard requirement in a vast range of roles.
Finding a trainer, however, can be very much an acquired taste, with some definite caveats in terms of which training firm you select. You need:
● An accredited training firm with positive NDT credentials in terms of experience and range of operations.
● A clearly laid out training program and schedule, with relevant certifications.
● Clearly defined levels of training.
● Good fees for training.
To give a good example of a leading US NDT training firm, a company called Larson NDT Level III Services and Training LLC is a useful benchmark.
This company ticks all the boxes as a trainer. They have extensive experience in all aspects of NDT testing and NDE training. They specialize in providing NDE/ NDT/ NDI training and services. (This is the invaluable “hands-on, in-house” combination, typical of the best companies in NDT training.) They have full professional certifications in all standard NDT testing types, including visual testing, radiology, ultrasonic, magnetic particle, and liquid penetration. They also offer a useful Non Destructive Testing Level III Consultation service to assist clients in managing and structuring training operations.
For more information about their services and a good overview of their services, visit their website here at www.larsonndeservices.com. Suggestion – When planning your training program, it’s a good idea to talk direct to the experts. Explore their training options and contact them directly for any assistance you may require regarding training options. You’ll find it a very useful exercise.