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UT - Ultrasonic Inspection

Course title


Ultrasonic testing utilizes ultrasonic pulse waves with center frequencies ranging from 0.5 to 25 MHz to detect surface or subsurface flaws in solid materials. This course is available under both PCN and ASNT schemes.

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UT - Ultrasonic Inspection


Ultrasonic testing utilizes ultrasonic pulse waves with center frequencies ranging from 0.5 to 25 MHz to detect surface or subsurface flaws in solid materials. This course is available under both PCN and ASNT schemes.

Course Overview:

The Array Training PCN Level 2 (Plate Tester - Inspection of Wrought ISO 20807) course provides a comprehensive understanding of ultrasonic theory and practical skills required to perform thickness checks, locate, and size defects in wrought materials, such as laminations, by ISO 20807.

Course Objectives:

Upon certification, as a PCN Level 2 Ultrasonic Plate Tester, individuals demonstrate competence in performing NDT according to specific procedures. Within the scope defined on the certificate, Level 2 personnel are authorized by the employer to:

  • Select the appropriate Ultrasonic Testing technique for the test method.
  • Define the limitations of the testing method's application.
  • Translate Ultrasonic Testing codes, standards, specifications, and procedures into instructions adapted to the working conditions.
  • Set up and verify Ultrasonic Testing equipment settings.
  • Perform and supervise Ultrasonic tests.
  • Interpret and evaluate results according to applicable standards, codes, specifications, or procedures.
  • Carry out and supervise tasks at or below Level 2.
  • Guide personnel at or below Level 2.
  • Report the results of Ultrasonic tests.

Course Content:

The course covers the following topics:

  • Basic concepts
  • Principles of ultrasonic testing
  • Mathematical basics
  • Types of wave modes
  • Reflection and refraction laws
  • Transmission and reception of ultrasonic waves
  • Transducer characteristics (beam spread, dead zone, near and far zone)
  • Flaw detector operation and use
  • Equipment function checks
  • Use of calibration and reference blocks
  • Defect location and sizing techniques
  • Report writing and discussion of relevant standards and specifications (e.g., BS, EN)
  • Basic product technology detailing various defects associated with the manufacturing process


To receive a BINDT Ultrasonic Testing (UT) Plate Tester - Inspection of Wrought ISO 20807 PCN Level 2 certificate, the minimum duration of training and work experience are as follows:

  • Training: 40 hours
  • Work Experience: 4 months
  • The required duration of training is fulfilled by attending this training course.

Course Info:

  • Duration: 6 Days (Direct Entry)


  • Attendance of training certificate
  • BINDT PCN Level 2 certificate (valid for 5 years), issued directly by BINDT.
  • Please note that the certification is valid for 5 years. For more information, refer to the BINDT website or contact the training center.

About this institute

Institute Name : Array Training Ltd

Language : English

Charge : Paid

Location : Aberdeen, Scotland

Mode : Online

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Array Training Ltd., led by Managing Director Raymond Wilson, is a renowned organization in the industry. With over 30 years of experience and a stellar reputation, Raymond has established himself as an expert in the field. His unwavering commitment to professionalism and attention to detail has propelled Array Training Ltd. to become a leader in its field, driving the business forward through innovation and continuous expansion.

At Array Training Ltd., we take pride in our global reach and reputation. Students from across the UK and worldwide, including Europe, Australia, Africa, Singapore, and the Middle East, choose our center in Aberdeen as their destination for training. Our Level 3 skills and services are trusted and utilized by clients around the world.

With a dedication to excellence and a customer-centric approach, Array Training Ltd. continues to deliver high-quality training and services to meet the evolving needs of the industry. Our commitment to innovation ensures that we stay at the forefront, providing cutting-edge solutions and delivering value to our clients.

Join us at Array Training Ltd. and experience the expertise, global recognition, and industry-leading skills and services that set us apart.

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