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Ultrasonic Thickness Gauging

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This one-day course offers a comprehensive introduction to ultrasonic technology, focusing on ultrasonic thickness gauging. Participants will gain a solid understanding of the principles and applications of ultrasonic thickness measurement.

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Course Overview:

This one-day course offers a comprehensive introduction to ultrasonic technology, focusing on ultrasonic thickness gauging. Participants will gain a solid understanding of the principles and applications of ultrasonic thickness measurement. Through hands-on workshops, attendees will learn to navigate the complexities of ultrasonic thickness gauging, including considerations related to material velocities, surface roughness, and geometrical configurations.

Course Content:

Module 1: Introduction

  • Welcome and course overview.

Module 2: Introduction to Ultrasonic Theory

  • Understanding the fundamentals of ultrasonic technology.
  • Definition of ultrasonic vibrations.
  • Transmission and receiving of ultrasonic waves.
  • Various applications of ultrasonics.

Module 3: Ultrasonic Wave Characteristics

  • Exploring the relationship between frequency, velocity, and wavelength.
  • Understanding resolution and sensitivity in ultrasonic measurements.
  • Factors influencing sound attenuation and acoustic impedance.

Module 4: Piezoelectric Crystals and Search Units

  • Types of piezoelectric crystals.
  • Introduction to different search unit configurations:
  • Single element.
  • Dual element.
  • Focused beam.
  • Considerations for probe diameter and frequency.

Module 5: Ultrasonic Testing Techniques

  • Overview of pulse-echo transmission and through transmission methods.
  • Practical applications of ultrasonic thickness gauging, including contact testing.
  • Assessing the impact of surface roughness and coatings on measurements.
  • Dealing with curved surfaces.

Module 6: Ultrasonic Instrumentation

  • Introduction to basic pulse echo instruments.
  • Control functions and their uses.
  • Understanding display information and readouts.
  • Real-world examples of instrumentation.

Module 7: Hands-On Workshop

  • Participants engage in practical exercises to apply the knowledge gained throughout the course.

By the end of this course, attendees will possess a strong foundation in ultrasonic thickness gauging. They will be equipped with the skills and knowledge needed to perform accurate measurements, interpret results, and navigate challenges associated with material properties, surface conditions, and geometry. This course empowers professionals to use ultrasonic technology effectively in their respective fields.

About this institute

Institute Name : Canadian Institute for Non-destructive Evaluation

Language : English

Charge : Paid

Location : Hamilton, ON

Mode : Offline

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The Canadian Institute for Non-Destructive Evaluation (CINDE) was formed in 2001 from the merger of The Canadian Society for Nondestructive Testing (CSNDT) and the NDE Institute of Canada.  It is Canada’s non-profit, member-based, technical society dedicated to the people and companies engaged in the business of non-destructive evaluation (NDE), non-destructive testing (NDT), and inspection.  CINDE offers world-class NDT training, is a government-approved full-service certification examination center, and offers many member services including an internationally recognized conference and chapter events.


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