Invitation to Attend SGS's Time of Flight Diffraction Training Course in Spijkenisse, Netherlands

(PresseBox) (Netherlands, ) SGS has organized a Level 2 Time of Flight Diffraction Training (TOFD) Course for Europebased Non-Destructive Testing (NDT) inspectors. It will take place from June 7-22, 2010 in Spijkenisse, Netherlands. The course will comply with both SNT TC 1A and EN473.

The SGS NDT Training and Examination Center has organized a Level 2 Time of Flight Diffraction (TOFD) training course in accordance with EN 473 and SNT standard in Spijkenisse, Netherlands. It will be held in English from June 7-18, 2010 followed by exams on June 21 and 22, 2010.

TOFD Training Course by SGS

To be eligible for the TOFD training course, candidates must hold a UT level II certificate. The theory is carefully explained to enable the average NDT practitioner to comprehend all aspects of the technology. Use of the latest techniques and visual aids, such as animated presentation material, together with video projection of instrument displays, enhance the learning experience and enable students to absorb the information.

The SGS Training and Examination Center provides a range of welded samples suitable for TOFD inspection. All samples meet the requirements of EN473 criteria for TOFD training.

The tutor explains the equipment and software by the process of demonstration both for setup prior to data acquisition, and analysis postdata acquisition. The candidates learn about the process of equipment calibration and the adjustment of the correct parameters for the tests. Upon completion of data acquisition, data analysis and postdata acquisition procedures will be demonstrated and discussed with the students.

Candidates are then encouraged to practice the data analysis procedures themselves by using a comprehensive range of scanned files, which contain a broad spectrum of preservice and inservice flaws.

Throughout the duration of the training, practical experiments and continuous assessments are conducted to monitor the candidates' progress and understanding.

The training and examinations include data acquisition. Moreover, candidates are required to produce an NDT written instruction for a Level 1 candidate to follow for data acquisition on a particular sample.

TOFD Training Course Details

The course will be led by Norbert Trimborn, Head of Special Examinations at SGS. The total course fee of EUR 3,159.00 per person includes the training, examination fees, textbooks and lunches.

Candidates can rely on SGS' support when arranging accommodation and transportation to and from the hotel. Hotel costs in the area vary from EUR 100.00 to EUR 200.00 per person per night, including breakfast (all situated in Spijkenisse).

About SGS NDT Training and Examination Center

The SGS Training & Examination Center is a BINDT Accredited Training Organization (ATO) and an Authorized Qualifying Body (AQB) for TOFD. Moreover, SGS is qualified to conduct both the required preexamination training and the PCN examinations for Levels 1, 2 and 3.

The SGS NDT Training and Examination Center offers a wide range of NDT Training Courses in Shanghai and around the Southeast Asian region and also offers a wide variety of training in the European region.

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