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International School of Aerospace NDT Limited (ISA)

ISA offers Corporate Certification at all levels in accordance with the requirements of SNT-TC-1A, BSS 7600, EN 4179, NAS 410, ASNT CP189 and ISO 9712. Our Courses Programme also offers Recertification/Refresher Programmes at Level II/III tailored to our customers’ requirements.

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Overview

The International School of Aerospace NDT Limited is a British Institute of Non Destructive Testing accredited training school for all methods of aerospace NDT, and is recognised as a  BINDT approved outside agency, in accordance with the requirements of the UK NANDTB.

ISA NDT  is conveniently situated at Norwich International Airport, just a short taxi ride away from Norwich city centre, the thriving historical hub of the east.

With over 50 years of combined  experience in the aviation and non-destructive testing industry, the School has an enviable reputation with practical and theoretical testing techniques. Consequently, we travel all over the world to train and certify students, and attract students from all over the world to our premises in the UK.

With our purpose built 200kV Radiographic and Isotope Exposure Room, automatic film processing facilities and laboratories utilising state of the art equipment supplied by leading manufacturers, we make it our priority to offer students hands-on experience with the latest NDT equipment.

Classrooms come equipped with computer and WiFi access, as well as air-conditioning to ensure a comfortable learning atmosphere for all our students.

Light lunches are available in our student lounge, or alternatively in nearby pubs and cafes. As a service to our customers we offer corporate rated accommodation, from guest houses to 5 Star Hotels, accommodation suppliers list is available on request.

“Our aim at ISA is to make learning as enjoyable as possible; student welfare is therefore always of the highest priority.” -  Gary Jenkins – Director

Products & Services
Penetrant Inspection of Aerospace Structures and Components

(40 hour/5 day Course)

This level I/II course satisfies the syllabus requirements of ASNT-CP-189, SNT-TC-1A, NAS 410, BS EN 4179 and PCN. It is suitable for engineering inspectors at all levels of experience who require formal training and a qualification in this subject.

The training programme covers 50% theory and 50% practical application allowing the student time to obtain a good foundation in this method of NDT by practicing a large variety of inspection techniques under the supervision of qualified instructors using the latest up to date range of chemicals.

The course comprises:

  • Principles of operation of liquid penetrant inspection.
  • Advantages and disadvantages.
  • Types of penetrants available and their uses.
  • Compatibility and sensitivity.
  • Study of manual procedures.
  • Types and operation of various penetrants, emulsifiers/removers, and developers.
  • Interpretation of indications.
  • Relevant and non-relevant.
  • Penetrant line systems and quality control.
  • Preparation of technique and report writing procedures with emphasis on relevant specification interpretation.

All students are continuously assessed during the course by homework and progress tests together with a theoretical and practical end of course examination.

At the end of the course the students can also take approval examinations in Penetrant Inspection at Level I, II or Level III to SNT-TC-1A, NAS 410 or BS EN 4179 in accordance with their company written practice.

International School of Aerospace NDT also acts as an outside agency providing Level III services as defined in the aforementioned documents.

Magnetic Particle Inspection of Aerospace Structures and Components

(40 hour/5 day Course)

This level I/II course satisfies the syllabus requirements of ASNT-CP-189, SNT-TC-1A, NAS 410, BS EN 4179 and PCN. It is suitable for engineering inspectors at all levels of experience who require formal training and a qualification in this subject.

The training programme covers 50% theory and 50% practical application allowing the student time to obtain a good foundation in this method of NDT by practicing a large variety of inspection techniques under the supervision of qualified instructors using the latest equipment.

The course comprises:

  • Advantages and limitations.
  • Principles of operation.
  • Surface preparation.
  • Safety precautions.
  • Descriptions of materials.
  • Principles of magnetism.
  • Flux leakage fields.
  • Basic principles of electricity.
  • Description of waveforms.
  • Magnetic hysteresis.
  • Magnetisation methods and their sequence of operation.
  • Type of magnetising equipment.
  • Detection media.
  • Flux and field indicators.
  • Interpretation and recording of indications.
  • Demagnetisation and equipment control checks.
    Preparation of technique and report writing procedures with emphasis on relevant specification interpretation.

All students are continuously assessed during the course by homework and progress tests together with a theoretical and practical end of course examination.

At the end of the course the students can also take approval examinations in Magnetic Particle Inspection at Level I, II or Level III to SNT-TC-1A, NAS 410 or BS EN 4179 in accordance with their company written practice.

International School of Aerospace NDT also acts as an outside agency providing Level III services as defined in the aforementioned documents.

Eddy Current Inspection of Aerospace Structures and Components

(80 hour/10 day Course)

This Level I/II course satisfies the syllabus requirements of ASNT-CP-189, SNT-TC-1A, NAS 410, BS EN 4179 and PCN. It is suitable for engineering inspectors at all levels of experience who require formal training and a qualification in this subject.

The training programme covers 50% theory and 50% practical application allowing the student time to obtain a good foundation in this method of NDT by practicing a large variety of inspection techniques under the supervision of qualified instructors using the latest inspection equipment.

The course comprises:

  • Basic principles of electricity.
  • Generation of eddy currents.
  • Electromagnetic induction.
  • Variables that have an effect on eddy currents.
  • Different types of test equipment.
  • High and low frequency.
  • Types of calibration blocks.
  • Various types of probes, coils and coil arrangements.
  • Practical applications of eddy currents.
  • AC theory involving applications of Ohm’s Law to simple and complex circuits.
  • Study of basic eddy current test circuits.
  • Vector diagrams.
  • Theory of impedance plane analysis.
  • Practical applications of phase analysis.
  • Interpretation of relevant and non relevant indications.
  • Preparation of inspection techniques and report writing procedures with emphasis on appropriate specification interpretation.

All students are continuously assessed during the course by homework and progress tests together with a theoretical and practical end of course examination.

At the end of the course the students can also take approval examinations in Eddy Current Inspection at Level I, II or Level III to SNT-TC-1A, NAS 410 or BS EN 4179 in accordance with their company written practice.

International School of Aerospace NDT also acts as an outside agency providing Level III services as defined in the aforementioned documents.

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