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Radiographic Inspection of Aerospace Structures and Components

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Ready to explore the fascinating world of radiographic inspection in the aerospace industry?

What will I learn

Ready to explore the fascinating world of radiographic inspection in the aerospace industry? Join our comprehensive 80-hour (10-day) course designed to meet the syllabus requirements of ASNT-CP-189, SNT-TC-1A, NAS 410, BS EN 4179, and PCN. This Level I/II course is tailored for engineering inspectors at all experience levels who seek formal training and qualification in radiographic inspection.

Course Highlights:

  • Balanced Curriculum: Our training program strikes a perfect balance between theory and practical application, providing students ample time to build a strong foundation in radiographic inspection. You'll practice a wide range of inspection techniques under the guidance of seasoned instructors.
  • Dual Radiographic Methods: Explore both X and Gamma radiography, harnessing the potential of purpose-built exposure rooms and the latest state-of-the-art radiographic equipment.

Course Content:

Our comprehensive course covers a wide array of topics, ensuring you are well-versed in radiographic inspection. Course components include:

  • Safety Procedures: Understand and adhere to safety protocols within the training school, with a focus on safety equipment like film badges/TLDs and dose rate meters.
  • Radiation Fundamentals: Delve into the properties of radiation, radiographic principles, and radiation sources.
  • Film Handling: Learn about different types of industrial X-ray film, their structures, and packing methods. Explore darkroom procedures, chemical usage, maintenance, and replenishment.
  • Processing Techniques: Master both manual and automatic processing methods. Identify and rectify handling and processing faults.
  • Exposure Calculations: Develop expertise in the calculation of exposure and correction procedures, ensuring precise radiographic results.
  • X-ray Equipment: Study X-ray production and the construction of various types of radiographic equipment. Understand factors influencing exposure and sensitivity.
  • Radiation Safety: Explore the physiological effects of radiation and implement safety procedures for protection.
  • Practical Radiography: Apply your knowledge with hands-on practical radiography sessions.
  • Radioactive Isotopes: Learn about the safe operation of radioactive isotopes and calculate exposure levels.
  • Report Writing: Develop skills in the preparation of technique and report writing procedures by industry standards.
  • Film Interpretation: Understand the art of radiographic film interpretation.

Assessment and Certification:

  • Throughout the course, students undergo continuous assessment through homework assignments, progress tests, and a comprehensive theoretical and practical end-of-course examination.
  • Upon completing the course, students have the option to take approval examinations in Radiographic Inspection at Level I, II, or Level III to SNT-TC-1A, NAS 410, or BS EN 4179, following their company's written practice.

Level III Services:

The International School of Aerospace NDT extends its commitment beyond education by offering Level III services, as defined in the aforementioned industry documents. We are dedicated to nurturing the next generation of aerospace inspectors while providing expert inspection services. Elevate your aerospace inspection career with our Radiographic Inspection course.

About this institute

Institute Name : The International School of Aerospace NDT Limited

Language : English

Charge : Paid

Location : Beech Avenue

Mode : Offline

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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 recognized as a  BINDT-approved outside agency, by the requirements of the UK NANDTB.

ISA NDT  is conveniently situated at Norwich International Airport, just a short taxi ride away from Norwich city center, 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 utilizing 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 nearby pubs and cafes. As a service to our customers we offer corporate-rated accommodation, from guest houses to 5 Star Hotels, The 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.”

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