• Radiographers, inspectors, engineers and surveyors who wish to interpret radiographs but do not have a good understanding of the principles of radiography.
• This course designed for personnel responsible for judging the quality of radiograph and reaching informed decisions regarding the identity and extent of the defects revealed.
• Training in radiographic interpretation provides essential knowledge on radiographic theory and practice to enable interpreters to judge radiographic quality and practical interpretation of welds and castings respectively.
• Principles of X- and gamma-radiography; equipment; safety; selection of films and screens; exposure; processing; characteristics of the image; choice of technique; relevant standards; sensitivity, factors affecting the quality of radiographs.
• The course ends with the certificate examination.
• Training in accordance with requirements of BS EN ISO 9712.
• To explain the basic theory of radiography
• To state origin of defects
• To state basic radiation safety principles
• To explain principles relating to selection of films, energy levels and techniques
• To evaluate radiographic sensitivity
• To recognise and differentiate between film artefacts and defect indicators