Phased Array 80 Hour Level 2

Cost effective: Higher workforce availability, no travelling fees

Convenient: Training is available 24/7

Flexible: Technicians can work part time, study part time

Efficient: Students follow their own pace

ASNT and ISO Standards topical outlines are the basis for our E-learning Level II Phased-array UT training course. A system of timers insures that the students spend at least 80 hours training. The students have 60 days to complete the training.

The training course is divided in Sections:

  • Ultrasound
  • Phasing
  • Steering
  • Focusing
  • Data Quality
  • Review

Each Section contains:

  • Pages explaining the underlying theory
  • Videos explaining the theoretical and practical aspects of Phased-Array Ultrasound Testing
  • Silverlight Interactive exercises in which the student can build a setup, practise calibration and scanning and learn to evaluate real data
  • A Section test for auto-evaluation
  • At the end of the training a general exam is administrated and depending on the results of this exam the student is graded.

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SECTION 1: BASIC PRINCIPLES OF ULTRASOUND AND ULTRASOUND TESTING

  • Sound versus Ultrasound
  • Physical properties of ultrasound waves
  • Description of conventional UT hardware
  • Origin and use of A-, B- and C-Scans
  • Production of ultrasound waves
  • Properties of the ultrasound beam
  • Structure and content of a UT procedure
  • Choosing the right hardware for an inspection
  • Importance of calibration
  • Inspection guidelines
  • Data analysis principles

SECTION 2: PRINCIPLES UNDERLYING PHASED-ARRAY ULTRASOUND

  • Origin of phasing
  • Phased-array hardware
  • Scans and views specific to phased-array
  • Production of phased-array ultrasound
  • Properties of 0-degree phased-array ultrasound beam
  • Phased-array specific procedures
  • How to build a 0-degree phased-array ultrasound setup
  • Calibration of a 0-degree phased-array setup
  • Introduction to 0-degree phased-array scanning
  • Analysing 0-degree phased-array data

SECTION 3: BEAM STEERING IN PHASED-ARRAY ULTRASOUND

  • Introduction to beam steering
  • Inner workings of phased-array instrument
  • Scans and views specific to angled phased-array
  • Beam steering theory and limitations
  • How to build an angled phased-array ultrasound setup
  • Calibration of an angled phased-array setup
  • Introduction to angled phased-array scanning
  • Analysing Angled phased-array data
SECTION 4: BEAM FOCUSING IN PHASED-ARRAY ULTRASOUND
  • Introduction to focusing
  • Phased-array probes
  • Multiple scans and views
  • Beam focusing theory and limitations
  • Choosing between focused and non-focused beams
  • Calibration with focused beams
  • Defects shape vs. focal distance
SECTION 5: OPTIMIZING DATA QUALITY
  • Introduction to data quality
  • Selecting optimal hardware
  • Instrument limitations
  • Data quality theory and limitations
  • Optimizing setups parameters
  • Encoder calibration
  • Remote data analysis

SECTION 6: REVIEW

  • Introduction
  • Hardware
  • Scans and views
  • Theory
  • Setups
  • Calibration
  • Inspection
  • Data analysis