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In-house training provider attendance certificate
2.0 Days
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Managers or supervisors requiring an overview of NDT and how it functions
A general standard of fitness is required
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Non-Destructive Testing (NDT) Appreciation - Managers and Supervisors

Non-destructive testing (NDT) describes a wide range of techniques used to evaluate properties of materials or components and detect any flaws in them without causing damage.

NDT is an essential skill in the oil and gas a petrochemical industries. It can also be used in the engineering, automotive and auronautical industries, as well as many others.

The most common types of NDT and inspection include eddy current, dye penetrant, ultrasonic, visual and magnetic particle.

Course Overview

Non-Destructive Testing (NDT) Appreciation for Managers and Supervisors introduces the basic knowledge required to oversee or work closely with NDT.

Delegates will gain an overview of various NDT methods rather than committing to a course in a single NDT method.

Course Objectives

Delegates completing a Non-Destructive Testing (NDT) Appreciation for Managers and Supervisors training course will be able to;

  • Supervise or manage those working with NDT

Course Content

A Non-Destructive Testing (NDT) Appreciation for Managers and Supervisors training course includes;

  1. Overview and history of NDT
  2. Inspections
  3. Design standards
  4. Conventional NDT methods including penetrant testing, magnetic testing, radiography testing, ultrasonic testing, visual inspection and eddy current
  5. Advanced NDT methods including phased array ultrasonic testing and time of flight diffraction
  6. Less conventional NDT methods 
  7. Procedures, standards and acceptance criteria
  8. Certifications and experience
  9. Case studies
  10. Failures
  11. Practical and demonstrations
  12. Assessment


There are no formal prerequisites for a Non-Destructive Testing (NDT) Appreciation for Managers and Supervisors training course.