June 16 - 18, 2020 | Toronto Congress Centre (South Building)

W6: Fundamentals of RT, PT and VT

Workshop | Wednesday, June 13, 2018 | 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

The purpose of this workshop is to provide the fundamental knowledge of radiography and of penetrant testing required by Inspectors, quality assurance, and test personnel to enable them to ascertain that the proper test technique, or combination of techniques, is being used to assure the quality of the finished product; interpret, evaluate, and make a sound decision as to the results of PT and RT testing.

PT Topics covered include:

• Introduction and testing philosophy.
• Liquid penetrant testing principles with description of procedures, applications, and capabilities.
• Equipment and materials.
• Testing techniques including selection of penetrant materials and processes.
• Interpretation of test results with description of indications and their characteristics.
• Quality control of penetrant materials.

RT Topics covered include:

• Introduction and testing philosophy.
• Radiographic principles, description of X rays and gamma rays.
• Radiographic equipment, industrial X-ray and gamma ray equipment, gamma-ray sources, and equipment description.
• Radiographic film, characteristics of film, film processing, and required equipment.
• Safety considerations, X ray, gamma ray, and electrical.

VT topics covered include:

• Introduction and testing philosophy.
• Fundamentals of VT before, during and after welding.
• Why use certified inspectors.
• Required criteria for visual inspectors.


Presented by: Scott Helzer, Scott Helzer Associates

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