Course Summary

Ultrasonic Testing


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Ultrasonic Principle

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Ultrasonic Result


Manual ultrasonic testing is one of the more common non-destructive testing methods performed on materials. This testing utilises high frequency mechanical energy, i.e. sound waves, to conduct examinations and measurements on a test area.

Ultrasonic Testing is widely used for checking the quality of welds in pipes for the offshore oil industry, Flaw detection and evaluation of materials, Aerospace industries, Military defence and Offshore and marine industries.


  • Course Content:
  • • Basic principles of sound; generation and detection of sound; behaviour of sound in a material; the flaw detector; use of angled beam probes for weld scanning; welding processes and weld defects; practical exercises on test specimens containing simulated flaws; examination of parent plate, butt welds; instruction writing.
  • • The course ends with the certification examination.


  • Certification/Awarding Body:
  • • CSWIP.

    • Course Objectives:
    • • To explain the theoretical background of the techniques
    • • To calibrate ultrasonic equipment
    • • To measure the thickness of steel plates and determine levels of attenuation
    • • To locate and evaluate laminations
    • • To select the correct type of probe to examine welded butt joints in steel plate and aerospace components/structures
    • • To report on the location and size of defects in typical welded butt joints