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The Institute of Nuclear Physics

Ministry of Energy of the Republic of Kazakhstan

The Scientific-Technical Center for Non-Destructive Testing Methods of the Institute of Nuclear Physics of the Republic of Kazakhstan (STC NDTM)

The Scientific-Technical Center for Non-Destructive Testing Methods of the Institute of Nuclear Physics of the Republic of Kazakhstan (STC NDTM) provides training/re-training courses for the specialists in the area of non-destructive and destructive testing methods. The specialists certified in metal science at the 3rd level of qualification in non-destructive testing work at the STC NDTM.

Training/re-training programs for non-destructive testing flaw detection specialists and the specialists of destructive testing laboratories include the theoretical course and practical exercises using appropriate equipment and control techniques.

At the end of the course and successful passing of exams, the certificate is issued for the relevant training/re-training program. The training/re-training programs for NDT flaw detection specialists and the laboratory specialists are focused on qualification levels 1 and 2 “with or with no right to issue the conclusion”.

The certificate marked “with the right to issue the conclusion” is issued at the request of the Customer, provided that the student successfully passes the extended exam for qualification Level 2.

STC NDTM operates on the basis of the Charter of the RSE “Institute of Nuclear Physics”, taking into account national standards in the area of non-destructive testing and diagnostics of metals, current legislation.

Personnel training/re-training is performed according to the following testing methods (active button):

  • VT visual inspection
  • PT penetrating substances control (capillary: color, fluorescent)
  • Radiographic control RT (gamma- and X-ray)
  • Interpretation of radiographic images IRT
  • Ultrasonic control UT
  • Thickness measurement ThT (including corrosion and erosion wear, coatings)
  • Magnetic (magnetic particle) control MT

Training/re-training is provided in the groups and individually in accordance with the approved training programs.

It is possible to organize the field programs on the territory of the customer, using the equipment of the customer, as well as taking into account the practical activities of the customer.

Information on the cost of group and individual lessons is available here (active button).

Scheme of training/re-training process

  • submission of the application in the prescribed form (active button);
  • conclusion of the Contract;
  • provision by the student or his employer of the package of documents according to the Contract;
  • provision of the theoretical and practical training/re-training courses;
  • qualification exams;
  • registration and issue of the certificate in case of successful passing of the qualification exams;
  • in case of non-satisfactory passing of the exams, the student has to pass the second exam;
  • review of appeals, if received from the listener or his employer;

CONTACT DETAILS
Any query can be addressed to:

RSE «Institute of Nuclear Physics»
050032, Republic of Kazakhstan, Almaty,
Ibragimov str.1.
www.inp.kz
E-mail info@inp.kz

Head of STC NDTM,
Coordinator of the courses – Ermakov Evgeniy Leonidovich
Tel: + 8 (727)386-68-42
E-mail ermakov@inp.kz
Fax: +8 (727) 386-52-60

VISUAL TESTING

Description of the course

The course consists of practical and theoretical lessons to train the inspectors for passing the exams of qualification levels 1 and 2 on visual inspection method.

Content of the course

  • Production technology (welded joints, forgings, castings). Defects in primary and secondary production processes.
  • Terms and definitions;
  • Description of eyes, vision;
  • Lighting;
  • Conditions for control, direct and indirect methods of visual assessment;
  • Equipment for visual inspection;
  • Preparation of the inspected surface;
  • Inspection and control criteria;
  • Preparation of the reporting on the inspection results;
  • Practical exercises using the measuring equipment and reporting.

PENETRANT TESTING

Description of the course

The course consists of practical and theoretical lessons to train the inspectors for passing the exams of qualification levels 1 and 2 using the penetration inspection method.

Content of the course

  • Production technology (welded joints, forgings, castings). Defects in primary and secondary production processes.
  • Terms and definitions;
  • Introduction to penetration inspection method;
  • Basic principles of penetration testing;
  • Equipment for inspection with the penetrating substances;
  • Inspection;
  • Detection of defects and criteria for their assessment;
  • Preparation of report on the inspection results;
  • Methods of inspection;
  • Basic standards;
  • Documentation;
  • Practical exercises using the contrast and fluorescent penetrants and reporting.

RADIOGRAPHY TESTING

Description of the course

The course is intended to excel the knowledge and skills in conducting x-ray, gamma radiography of the welded joints, processing of the x-ray film and interpretation of the x-ray images. The course consists of practical and theoretical lessons to train the instructors for passing the exams of qualification levels 1 and 2 on radiographic inspection of the welded joints.

Content of the course

  • Production technology (welded joints, forgings, castings). Defects in primary and secondary production processes.
  • Properties of x-ray and gamma rays;
  • Personnel protection and safety procedure;
  • Structure of atom;
  • Generation of X-radiation;
  • Natural and artificial sources of gamma radiation;
  • Equipment for gamma-radiography;
  • Radiographic films;
  • Reinforcing screens;
  • Exposure diagram;
  • Characteristic curves;
  • Exposure calculation;
  • Technology of radiography of welded joints;
  • Use of a dark room;
  • Quality of radiography;
  • Interpretation of radiographic images;
  • Technical requirements and procedures;
  • Practical exercises: gamma- and X-ray radiography, interpretation of radiographic images and reporting.

ULTRASONIC TESTING

Description of the course

The course consists of practical and theoretical lessons to train the inspectors for passing the exams of qualification levels 1 and 2 using the ultrasonic testing method.

Content of the course

  • Production technology (welded joints, forgings, castings). Defects in primary and secondary production processes.
  • History of the ultrasonic flaw detection method development;
  • Terminology of UST and Review of UST regulative documentation;
  • Waves in unlimited and limited environments. Acoustic properties;
  • Passing of a sound wave through the environments interface. Critical angles;
  • Transmission and receipt of sound vibrations. Ultrasonic converters;
  • Methods of ultrasonic testing. Advantages and disadvantages;
  • Features of the ultrasound beam formation;
  • Metrological support of ultrasonic testing. Artificial reflectors;
  • Methodological principles of ultrasonic testing of various objects;
  • Equipment and measuring instruments for ultrasonic testing. Types of ultrasound signal display.
  • Basic operations of testing. Special require Report Forms. Verification of equipment and measuring instruments. Preparation for inspection;
  • Practical exercises: ultrasonic testing thickness measuring, flaw detection and reporting.

 

MAGNETIC PARTICLES TESTING

Description of the course

The course consists of practical and theoretical lessons to train the instructors for passing the exams of qualification levels 1 and 2 using the magnetic testing method.

Content of the course

  • Production technology (welded joints, forgings, castings). Defects in primary and secondary production processes.
  • Overview and brief description of magnetic inspection methods;
  • Terminology and regulation documentation for the method;
  • Physical basis of the method. Magnetic fields. The main magnetic characteristics;
  • Ferromagnets, paramagnets and diamagnets in a magnetic field;
  • Formation of the indicator pattern above the defects;
  • Equipment and flaw detection materials of magnetic particle inspection;
  • Methods of magnetization. Determination of magnetizing current. Demagnetization;
  • Interpretation of the indicator pat False indications;
  • Environmental protection and safety;
  • Technical requirements and procedures;
  • Practical exercises using the stationary and portable equipment, various methods of magnetization and reporting.

INTERPRETATION OF RADIOGRAPHY IMAGES

Description of the course

Interpretation of the radiographic images and assessment of the quality of the inspected item are performed by the experienced flaw detection specialists on radiography, specializing in interpretation of the radiographic images. Due to the fact that the radiographic film is a detector with a high level of intrinsic noise, caused by uneven flowing of the emulsion, poor-quality appearance and other factors, the interpretation specialists shall be able to distinguish these defects from the item’s defect.

The course consists of practical and theoretical lessons to train the personnel to perform interpretation of the radiographic images.

Content of the course

  • Production technology (welded joints, forgings, castings). Defects in primary and secondary production processes.
  • Properties of x-ray and gamma-rays;
  • Structure of atom;
  • Generation of X-ray and gamma-radiation;
  • Equipment for gamma radiography;
  • Radiographic films and reinforcing screens;
  • Characteristic curves and exposure calculation;
  • Use of a dark room;
  • Factors affecting the quality of radiographic images, artefacts;
  • Interpretation of radiographic images;
  • Practical exercises: interpretation of radiographic images and reporting.

 

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