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Visual Testing

Visual Testing

I/II

24

$900.00


Visual Testing Level I Topical Outline

  1. Introduction
    1. Properties of Matter
      1. Definition of visual testing
      2. History of visual testing
      3. Overview of visual testing applications
  2. Definitions
    1. Standard terms and their meanings in the employer’s industry
  3. Fundamentals
    1. Vision
    2. Lighting
    3. Material attributes
    4. Environmental factors
    5. Visual perception
    6. Direct and indirect methods
  4. Equipment (as applicable)
    1. Mirrors
    2. Magnifiers
    3. Borescopes
    4. Fiberscopes
    5. Videoprobes
    6. Remote visual inspection systems
    7. Light sources and special lighting
    8. Gages (welding, go/no-go, etc.) templates, scales, micrometers, calipers, special tools, etc.
    9. Automated systems
    10. Computer-enhanced systems
  5. Employer-Defined Applications (Includes a description of inherent, processing and service discontinuities.)
    1. Mineral-based material
    2. Metallic materials, including welds
    3. Organic-based materials
    4. Other materials (employer defined)
  6. Visual Testing to Specific Procedures
    1. Selection of parameters
      1. Inspection objectives
      2. Inspection checkpoints
      3. Sampling plans
      4. Inspection patterns
      5. Documented procedures
    2. Test standards/calibration
    3. Classification of indications per acceptance criteria
    4. Reports and documentation

    Total Hours of Instruction this Course: 8 Hours

Visual Testing Level II Topical Outline

Total hours of instruction for this course: 16 hours

  1. Introduction of Visual Testing and Remote Visual Inspection
    1. History
    2. Applications
    3. Advantages and limitations
  2. Fundamentals
    1. Vision
      1. Anatomy of the eye and mechanics of vision
    2. Vision limitations
      1. Perceptions
      2. Orientation
      3. Disorders
    3. Employer’s visual acuity examination methods
  3. Lighting
    1. Fundamentals of light
    2. Lighting measurements
  4. Material Attributes
    1. Cleanliness
    2. Color
    3. Condition
    4. Shape
    5. Size
    6. Temperature
    7. Texture
    8. Type
  5. Environmental and Physiological Factors
    1. Atmosphere
    2. Cleanliness
    3. Comfort
    4. Distance
    5. Elevation
    6. Fatigue
    7. Health
    8. Humidity
    9. Mental attitude
    10. Relative position
    11. Temperature
    12. Perception
  6. Principles and Theory
    1. Optics
      1. Lens optics
      2. Fiber optics
    2. Video technology
      1. Video camera charged coupled devices (CCD)
  7. Equipment
    1. Lighting
      1. Standard lighting
      2. Special lighting
    2. Direct
      1. Magnification
      2. Mirrors
      3. Gages, micrometers, calipers, templates, scales, etc.
    3. *Indirect (remote)
      1. *Borescopes (lens optics)
      2. *Fiberscopes (fiber optics)
      3. *Combined scopes (lens and fiber systems)
      4. *Videoscopes (lens/fiber optics with integral CCD imager)
        1. *Videoscope measurement techniques
          1. *Comparison
          2. *Shadow
          3. *Stereo
        2. *Push-tube camera
        3. *Pipe-crawler camera system
        4. *Pan, tilt and zoom camera
      5. *Auxilary video equipment
        1. *Monitors
        2. *Processors
        3. *Cables
  8. Applications and Techniques
    1. Recommended lighting levels
    2. Light techniques for inspection
    3. Metallic materials
      1. Welds
      2. Castings
      3. Forgings
      4. Extrusions
      5. Wrought/formed
      6. Mechanical connections
      7. Electrical connections
      8. Thermal connections
    4. Mineral-based material
      1. Ceramics
      2. Tiles
    5. Other materials and products
      1. Composites
  9. Evaluation and Disposition Criteria
    1. Environmental
    2. Infrastructure
    3. Power generation
    4. Petrochemical processing
    5. Manufacturing
    6. Aviation
    7. Military
  10. Visual Testing and Remote Visual Inspection Requirements
    1. Codes
    2. Standards
    3. Procedures
  11. Recording and Documentation
    1. Technique reports
    2. Data reports
    3. Image recording methods
      1. Drawings and sketches on hard-copy mediums
      2. Photographic mediums
      3. Electronic image mediums
        1. Magnetic mediums (VHS, S-VHS, Mini Digital Cassette)
        2. Optical mediums (DVD)
        3. Digital mediums (compact flash, USB flash drive, smart media, secure digital,memory stick, etc.)
  12. Terminology and Definitions