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ASME BPV Code, Section V: Nondestructive Examination Requirements

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Monday,17 February 2020

  • Day One

    Introduction; Program overview /Course objectives

    • History and development of NDE
    • Development of the new NDE methods (i.e. Phased Array UT, Digital RT)
    • Terminology: Key definitions used in NDE
    • Conditions necessary for effective NDE
    • NDE variables
    • Codes / specifications and procedures
    • Personnel considerations: Levels of qualifications and certifications
    • Certification programs: ASNT SNT-TC-1A, CP-189, NAS 410, ISO 9712
    • Origin, types, severity and characteristics of material discontinuities
    • Classification and interpretation of discontinuities

    Visual Testing (VT)

    • Basic principles; Advantages and limitations
    • Examination techniques - direct / indirect / translucent
    • Equipment - optical aids, mirrors, fiberscope, videoprobes
    • Procedures and evaluation
    • Importance of complete / accurate reporting
    • Applications - welds, vessels, components
    • Typical examination nonconformance's
    • Visual examinations of welds

Tuesday,18 February 2020

  • Day Two

    Penetrant Testing (PT)

    • Basic principles; Advantages and limitations
    • Different examination techniques - solvent removable, fluorescent, post-emulsification)
    • Equipment - portable, systems, accessories
    • Process variables
    • Procedures and evaluation
    • Importance of complete / actuate reporting
    • Applications - welds, vessels, components
    • Typical examination nonconformance's

    Magnetic Particle (MT)

    • Basic principles; Advantages and limitations
    • Different examination techniques (direct and indirect)
    • Equipment (permanent magnets, yokes, prods, wet horizontal)
    • Process variables
    • Procedures and evaluation
    • Importance of complete / actuate reporting
    • Applications - welds, vessels, components
    • Typical examination nonconformance's

    Radiographic Testing (RT)

    • Basic principles; Advantages and limitations
    • Nature and characteristics of radiation
    • Safety considerations
    • Equipment - stationary / portable)
    • Examination techniques - gamma, x-ray
    • RT procedures
    • Film processing considerations: quality levels, film density, viewing considerations
    • Interpretation and evaluation of radiographs
    • Importance of complete / actuate reporting
    • Applications - welds, pressure vessels, castings
    • Typical examination nonconformance's
    • Review of radiographic images

Wednesday,19 February 2020

  • Day Three

    Ultrasonic Testing (UT)

    • Basic principles; Advantages and limitations
    • Nature and characteristics of sound generation
    • Wave modes
    • Different examination techniques - contact, immersion, thickness
    • Equipment (instrumentation, transducers)
    • Variables - material structure, surface, configuration
    • Procedures and evaluation
    • Importance of complete / accurate reporting
    • Applications - welds, pressure vessels, components
    • Typical examination nonconformance's

    Eddy Current Testing (ET)

    • Basic principles; Advantages and limitations
    • Nature and characteristics of electromagnetic induction
    • Conductivity, permeability and other key terms
    • Different examination techniques
    • Equipment - instrumentation, probes, standards
    • Variables - materials, frequency, surface, etc.
    • Procedures and evaluation
    • Importance of complete / accurate reporting
    • Applications - weld inspection, coating measurements, tubing inspection, sorting
    • Typical examination nonconformance's
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