Film Interpretation

COURSE DESCRIPTION

A course designed for inspectors, engineers, company representatives and x-ray technicians who desire formal training in the interpretation of radiographs. The Course provides basic knowledge into how to effectively interpret radiographs of weldments and castings. Emphasis is placed on the radiographic image quality requirements of codes and specifications. This course utilizes classroom instruction and allows for hands on application in the review of radiographic film.

Course Duration: 24 Total Hours

Prerequisite: High school physics and algebra helpful but not required.


COURSE OUTLINE

1. PERSONNEL REQUIREMENTS

2. BASIC PRINCIPLES OF RADIOGRAPHY | HISTORY OF RADIATION

  • Exposure Devices

  • Indications, Discontinuities and Defects vs. Radiography

3. IMAGE QUALITY & DETAIL VISIBILITY

  • Film graininess

  • Sensitivity; contrast, definition

  • Penetrameters

  • Geometric unsharpness

  • Film types and speeds

  • Density

4. UNSATISFACTORY RADIOGRAPHS: CAUSES AND CURES

5. FILM PROCESSING AND PROCESS CONTROL

6. PART | SOURCE | FILM ARRANGEMENT

7. FILM INTERPRETATION

8. HEALTH & SAFETY

9. APPLICABLE TECHNIQUES | CODES | SPECIFICATIONS | PROCEDURES
ACCEPTANCE CRITERIA | REFERENCE RADIOGRAPHS IN USE AT THE FACILITY

10. TRAINING REFERENCES

  • NDT Handbook, 1st Edition, Robert C. McMaster

  • Nondestructive Testing, 2nd Edition

  • Annual book of ASTM Standards

  • Radiographic Testing Classroom Training Handbook


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Class size is limited. This allows for maximum utilization of course time,
hands on instruction, and equipment.

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TESTIMONIALS FROM STUDENTS

“Instructor kept class involved. Teaching style was great.” - April H.

“I highly recommend all my RT inspectors to attend QTS RAD Safety. Ken put on one of the best 40 hour classroom training I have attended over the past 12 years!” - Nick P.

“Ken was an amazing teacher really kept it “exciting”. I can’t recommend him enough.” - Chris

“Another great class. I plan to come back on my own to take my practical and Phased Array. Thank you!” - Chris H.

“The instructor was willing to stay after class to help with individual questions. This is very helpful because everyone has different equipment and work types.” - Jason S.

“Overall I feel as if I learned a lot this week. I feel much more confident scanning with the background knowledge. I would highly recommend Max as a great teacher for this course.” - Emily L.

“The support from Justin and Ken has been fantastic. I have also worked with Matt, MT inspector, and he is very prompt, courteous, very professional and good to work with. I appreciate the help.” - Roger B.

“The real world inspection methods were a great idea. It was bit of a hiccup when Max had to leave for a meeting on day 2. All in all he did a great job covering everything and answering all questions we had. Subject matter was on point and had a nice flow daily. Advice hold on to this trainer and maybe give him a raise!” - Jason A.

‘Max is a very good instructor. He seems to know the material well and did a very good job explaining the different indications and terminology.’ - Joe B.