Introduction to Practical Nondestructive Examination Using ASME Section V

Online Course with e-Instructor Support

Earn: 15 CPD Hours
Price: $500

Course Description

This course is instructionally designed for inspectors, engineers, and other personnel who want to learn more about the "more common" nondestructive testing methods and requirements in ASME Section V (see Course Outline for details).

Online lessons are available for six months from the date of registration.

Learning Outcomes

Participants who successfully complete this course will be able to:

  • identify and apply ASME Section V standard terminology;
  • recall the general procedure requirements for nondestructive testing;
  • describe the radiographic examination technique and reporting requirements;
  • describe the liquid penetrant examination technique and reporting requirements;
  • describe the magnetic particle examination technique and reporting requirements;
  • recall the significance of using the manual ultrasonic pulse-echo contact method.

Who Should Attend

This e-learning course is designed for inspectors, QA/QC personnel, engineers, tradespeople, and others working for plant owners, pressure equipment manufactures and repair organizations, engineering procurement and construction companies in oil and gas industries (oilfield, upgraders, refineries, etc.), chemical plants, petroleum refining, petrochemical plants, power plants, pulp and paper plants, fertilizer plants, and others.

Course Outline

The following topics are covered in this course:

Introduction to Practical Nondestructive Testing Using ASME Section V
  • introduction to standard terminology based on ASME Section V
Procedure Requirements
  • personnel
  • calibration
  • examinations and inspections
  • identifying and classifying NDE indications
  • evaluation
  • records and documentation
Radiographic Examination - Article 2
  • procedure requirements
  • surface preparation
    • weld surface preparation, ripples and reinforcement
  • backscatter radiation, excessive backscatter
  • system of identification
    • contract, component, weld or weld seam, date
  • monitoring density limitations of radiographs
  • radiographic film, intensifying screens
  • image quality indicator (IQI) design
  • source size calibration
  • densitometer and step wedge comparison film calibration
  • radiographic technique, geometric unsharpness
  • location markers
  • IQI
    • selection of wire-type or hole-type
    • placement of IQIs with respect to welds
    • sensitivity resolution sensitivity per weld thickness
  • single-wall and double-wall techniques for materials and welds
  • quality of radiographs
  • documentation and review
Liquid Penetrant - Article 6
  • general
  • written procedure requirements
  • control of contaminants
  • surface preparation - removal of welding flux, welding spatter, paint, other contaminants
  • techniques for standard and nonstandard temperatures
  • technique restrictions
  • calibration
  • penetrant application, penetration (dwell) time, excess penetrant removal
  • developing
  • interpretation
  • evaluation, recording of indications
  • examination records
Magnetic Particle Examination - Article 7
  • general, MT of surface weld cracks and orientation
  • written procedure requirements
  • examination medium
  • surface conditioning - as-welded, as-rolled, as-cast, as-forged
  • prod technique, yoke technique
  • frequency of calibration
  • preliminary examinations
  • method of examination
  • excess particle removal
  • interpretation
  • demagnetization
  • evaluation, recording of indications
  • examination records
Visual Examination - Article 9
  • written procedure requirements
  • physical requirements
  • equipment
  • direct visual examination
  • remote visual examination
  • evaluation
  • report of examination
Leak Testing - Article 10
  • written procedure requirements for any metal, nonmetal, welded component
  • gages
  • temperature requirements
  • pressure/vacuum requirements (pressure limits)
  • pressure/vacuum gage calibration
  • calibration leak standards
  • test reports
Measuring Thickness by Manual Ultrasonic Pulse-Echo Contact Method - Article 23, SE-797
  • significance and use
  • basis of application
  • apparatus
  • technical hazards

e-Instructor Support

CASTI e-Instructor provides support for any questions about the online course content.

Learning Self-Assessment

Practice problems throughout the course content are graded to allow self-assessment of student learning. Grades are reported at the completion of each lesson within the online content. Answer keys include references to the corresponding sections of ASME Section V.

Required Code Documents

The ASME Section V document is required to complete this course. If you require a copy, it can be purchased from CASTI when you register for the course.

Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Hours

Participants will receive a digital CASTI Certificate of Completion, awarding 15 CPD hours, for successfully completing all online lessons. Note: CPD (Continuing Professional Development) hours are equivalent to PDH (Professional Development Hours).

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