Liquid (Dye) Penetrant Testing Courses (PT)

This method involves applying a visible or fluorescent dye to the surface. The dye enters the discontinuities via capillary action. The method can be applied to any non-absorbent material with uncoated surfaces.

We can provide Liquid Penetrant training suitable for ASNT Levels 1 and 2. Alternatively we can provide training suitable for candidates working to an employer written practice based on EN4179 and NAS410.

Below is an example of a syllabus that is used for Liquid Penetrant training courses, we can make changes to a syllabus to satisfy the requirements of a specific written practice if necessary.

Level 1:

General Theory:

  • Introduction
  • Principles of Penetrant Inspection
  • Equipment
  • Preparation for Testing
  • Testing Techniques
  • Post Test Procedures
  • Safety Precautions
  • Processing

Specific Theory:

Application of the Method and use of Codes, Specifications and Procedures, applicable to the Company, including the relevant control checks.

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Coding for PT Training Courses

  • INTRO/PRAC5 – 5 Days Practical Introduction to Penetrant Testing (40 Hours)
  • PT4 – Half Day Refresher Course suitable for SNT/PCN (4 Hours)
  • PT8 – 1 Day Course suitable for SNT/PCN (8 Hours)
  • PT16 – 2 Days Course suitable for SNT/PCN Level 1 (16 Hours)
  • PT24 – 3 Days Course suitable for SNT Level 2 Direct (24 Hours)
  • PT40 – 4 Days Course suitable for PCN Level 2 Direct (40 Hours)
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Level 2:

In addition to Level 1:

General Theory:

  • Review of Level 1
  • Testing Procedures and Selection
  • Product Technology
  • Inspection and Evaluation
  • Interpretation and Reporting
  • Post Test Procedures
  • Safety Precautions

Specific Theory:

Application of the Method to the Specific requirements of the Company, in particular making reference to those Codes, Specifications and Procedures used by the Company, including the relevant control checks.

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These courses are run by Ultramag Inspection Services but all examinations are conducted by IMechE Argyll Ruane.