Visual Testing

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COURSE DESCRIPTION                                                                                 
METHOD:                                   Visual Testing
COURSE NAME:                         Visual Testing (Direct & Remote)
LEVEL:                                          I & II
DURATION (days)                       3
COST                                         $750.00


COURSE OUTLINE                                                                                        


Level I - Visual Testing


1.0     Introduction

          a.  Definition of visual testing

          b.  History of visual testing

          c.  Overview of visual testing applications


2.0     Definitions

          a.  Standard terms and their meanings in the

   employer’s industry


3.0     Fundamentals

          a.  Vision

          b.  Lighting

          c.  Material Attributes

          d.  Environmental Factors

          e.  Visual Perception

          f.   Direct and indirect methods


4.0        Equipment (as applicable)

          a.    Mirrors

          b.    Magnafiers

          c.    Boroscopes

          d.    Fiberscopes

          e.    Closed circuit television

          f.     Light sources and special lighting

          g.    Gages, templates, scales, micrometers,

               calipers, special tools, etc.

          h.    Automated systems

          i.     Computer enhanced systems


5.0       Employer-Defined Applications

         (Includes a description of inherent, processing and

         service discontinuities)

         a.     Minerial based material

         b.     Metallic materials, including welds

         c.     Organic-based materials

         d.     Other materials (employeer-defined)


6.0       Visual Testing to Specific Procedures

         a.     Selection of parameters

              (1)  Inspection objectives

              (2)  Inspection checkpoints

              (3)  Sampling plans

              (4)  Inspection patterns

              (5)  Documented procedures

         b.     Test standards/calibration

         c.     Classification of indications per acceptance criteria

         d.     Reports and documents           


Total hours of instruction for this course:  8 hours



Level II  - Visual Testing


1.0     Review of Level I

          a.   Definitions

          b.   Fundamentals of visual testing

          c.   Equipment

          d.   Applications


2.0         Vision

          a.     The eye

          b.     Vision limitations

          c.     Disorders

          d.     Employer’s vision examination methods


3.0           Lighting

a.     Fundamentals of light

b.     Lighting measurments

c.     Recommended lighting levels

d.     Lighting techniques for inspection


4.0           Materials Attributes

a.     Cleanliness

b.     Color

c.     Condition

d.     Shape

e.     Size

f.      Temperature

g.     Texture

h.     Type


5.0           Environmental and Physiological factors

a.     Atmosphere

b.     Cleanliness

c.     Comfort

d.     Distance

e.     Elevation

f.      Fatigue

g.     Health

h.     Humidity

i.       Mental attitude

j.       Position

k.     Safety

l.       Temperature


6.0           Visual Perception

a.     What your eyes see

b.     What your mind sees

c.     What others perceive

d.     What the designer, engineer, etc. wants you to see


7.0           Equipment

a.     Automated systems

b.     Boroscopes

c.     Closed circuit television

d.     Computer based systems

e.     Fiberscopes

f.      Gages, micrometers, calipers, templates,

      scales, etc.

g.     Imaging systems

h.     Light sources and special lighting

i.       Magnifiers

j.       Mirrors

k.     Special optical systems

l.       Standard lighting


8.0           Employer-Defined Applications

(Includes a description of inherent, processing and

service discontinuities)

a.     Minerial based material

b.     metallic materials, including welds

c.     Organic-based materials

d.     Other materials (employeer-defined)


9.0           Acceptance/Rejection Criteria

a.     Subjective basis (qualitative)

b.     Objective basis (quanitative)

c.     Evaluation of results per acceptance criteria


10.0       Recording and Reports

a.     Subjective method

b.     Objective method


Total hours of instruction for this course:  16 hours


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