IMechE Argyll Ruane is a world-renowned training and consultancy organisation. Established in 1985, we work with organisations of all sizes, from SMEs to multinationals, as well as self-sponsored individuals, around the world.
Following the acquisition by IMechE in 2012, we moved into our state-of-the-art facility in the heart of Yorkshire in Sheffield – the city of steel.
Our consultancy and training professionals use their extensive expert industry knowledge to deliver first-class training and consultancy services. With exceptional facilities and the latest equipment, we ensure our clients have an excellent experience and gain the skills required to perform thorough and competent inspections.
Products & Services
NDT Training Courses
IMechE Argyll Ruane is a world leading provider of NDT training. With over 30 years experience we provide training in all major NDT and Inspection methods, from Level 1 to Level 3 in internationally recognised personal certificate and employer based schemes.
Eddy Current Testing
IMechE Argyll Ruane is a global leader in providing training in Non-Destructive Testing (NDT) and Coatings & Inspection, with the most comprehensive selection of programmes within the industry.
Eddy Current Testing Level 1
This course provides detailed information on the inspection of welds utilising the Eddy Current Testing method, incorporating the latest equipment. This course is suitable for beginners and personnel with an existing NDT knowledge. This course is PCN approved and provides excellent preparation for the Level 1 examination as specified by the relevant PCN documentation.
Eddy Current Testing Level 2
This course is suitable for beginners and personnel with existing NDT knowledge. Students are able to qualify straight to Level 2, (candidates must complete both Level 1 and Level 2 training courses) or build on their existing Level 1 certification.
This course is PCN approved and provides excellent preparation for the Level 2 examination as specified by the relevant PCN documentation.
Recertification examinations and refresher training
If you hold an NDT certification, you are required to revalidate your certificate by examination at a registered Authorised Qualifying Body to ensure the level of competency to conduct inspections is upheld.
The validity of a certificate is normally five years from the date of certification, and the expiry date is indicated on the certificate and/or wallet card.
It is the responsibility of the certificate holder to initiate the process required for revalidation and expiry of your certification means that you will no longer be certified to undertake inspections under the relevant certification scheme.
If you hold PCN radiography certification, you will be required to be in possession of a valid PCN basic radiation safety or radiological protection certification (or alternative national radiation safety certification where the certificate holder concerned is engaged in radiography exclusively outside of the United Kingdom) to maintain the validity of the radiography certificate.
If you hold an NDT certification for Employer Based Schemes, such as SNT-TC-1A, your recertification renewal date will be determined within the company written practice.