NDT 3451 INTRODUCTION TO NONDESTRUCTIVE TESTING
3 Credit Hours
This course is open to students on the college level in either the freshman or sophomore year and to high school vocational students.
NDT 3451 - Introduction To Nondestructive Testing (3 hrs.)
This course is designed to acquaint students with the six major nondestructive evaluation disciplines: radiographics, ultrasonics, eddy current, magnetic particle, liquid penetrants and visual inspection and provide students with an overview of less common nondestructive testing methods.
This course is designed to help the student increase their knowledge concerning the history and basic principles of Nondestructive Testing.
Upon completion of the course, the student will be able to:
1. Define Nondestructive Testing.
2. Differentiate between basic test methods.
3. Explain the needs for inspection.
4. Choose the Nondestructive Testing method most suited in a given part and defect.
5. Explain the major benefits of Nondestructive Testing.
6. List the primary industries that use Nondestructive Testing.
7. List codes, standards and specifications that concern themselves with Nondestructive Testing.
Unit Outcomes for Criterion Based Evaluation:
The following outline defines the minimum core content not including the final examination period. Instructors may add other material as time allows.
UNIT 1: HISTORY OF NDT
Outcomes: Upon completion of this unit, the students will be able to successfully describe the origins of the five basic methods of Nondestructive Testing.
- List the year and industry that originated penetrant inspection.
- List the year and industry that originated magnetic particle, and eddy current inspections.
- List the year and country that originated ultrasonic inspection.
- List the year and person that discovered x-rays.
- List the industry that originated liquid penetrant.
UNIT 2: INTRODUCTION TO NDT METHODS
Outcomes: Upon completion of this unit, the students will be able to successfully perform a simple inspection using the basic five inspection methods.
- Demonstrate the use of ultrasound in thickness gaging.
- Demonstrate the use of eddy current in crack detection.
- Demonstrate the use of radiography in locating weld defects.
- Demonstrate the use of magnetic particle in weld inspection.
- Demonstrate the use of penetrant in crack detection.
UNIT 3: UNCOMMON NDT METHODS
Outcomes: Upon completion of this unit, the students will be able to successfully compare the uses of uncommon methods to the methods in wide use today.
- Explain the use of thermal inspection in defect detection.
- Assess the value of acoustic inspection as related to cost and the use of the more common methods of defect detection.
- Summarize in a short statement, the changes taking place in the inspection field with regard to computers.
UNIT 4: FUNCTIONS OF NDT
Outcomes: Upon completion of this unit, the students will be able to successfully list the uses and functions of Nondestructive Testing in industry.
- Rank in order five primary forms of Nondestructive Testing used in a given industry.
UNIT 5: APPLICATIONS OF NDT
Outcomes: Upon completion of this unit, the students will be able to successfully list and describe applications of Nondestructive Testing methods.
- Name one application of ultrasonics in a specific industry.
- Name one application of radiography in a specific industry.
- Name one application of penetrant in a specific industry.
- Name one application of magnetic particle in a specific industry.
- Name one application of eddy current in a specific industry.
- Show how each of the above applications, if not used, could lead to a failure of materials.
UNIT 6: QUALITY CONTROL/QUALITY ASSURANCE
Outcomes: Upon completion of this unit, the students will be able to successfully describe the structure of quality control.
- Determine the chain of command flow in quality control.
- Construct a flow diagram of a typical quality control system.
- Compare Nondestructive Testing inspection to visual inspection.
UNIT 7: ECONOMIC FACTORS
Outcomes: Upon completion of this unit, the students will be able to successfully judge the economic factors involved in selecting a particular Nondestructive Testing.
- Select an inspection that would be of lowest cost for the company.
- Compare the costs of the five basic methods and rank in order of least to most expensive.
- Understand the economic advantages of Nondestructive Testing over not inspecting a product.
UNIT 8: QUALIFICATION OF PERSONNEL
Outcomes: Upon completion of this unit, the students will be able to successfully list the documents that govern Nondestructive Testing inspectors.
- Compare the differences between the two major documents governing Nondestructive Testing certification.
- Summarize the materials in the two documents in a two paragraph statement.
- List the most widely used qualification/certification document in the aviation industry.
- Summarize information found in three procedures that are widely used in Nondestructive Testing.
UNIT 9: AMERICAN SOCIETY FOR NONDESTRUCTIVE TESTING
Outcomes: Upon completion of this unit, the students will be able to successfully describe the advantages of a national society of inspection.
- Construct and illustrate a flow chart showing the links in a quality control department.
- List one advantage a technician would have if he/she joined a national organization.
UNIT 10: INTERNATIONAL INVOLVEMENT IN NONDESTRUCTIVE TESTING
Outcomes: Upon completion of this unit, the students will be able to successfully compare Nondestructive Testing in this country to Nondestructive Testing in other countries in the world.
- List the two countries that lead the world in Nondestructive Testing development.
- Compare inspection requirements in our country to one other country in the world.
UNIT 11: FUTURE GROWTH AND EXPANSION
Outcomes: Upon completion of this unit, the students will be able to successfully state the projected growth and expansion of Nondestructive Testing.
- Point out and explain why infer structure is the fastest growing Nondestructive Testing area in the country.
- Compare three areas, assess the growth potential, and list them in order of most likely to grow to least likely to grow.
Refer to Syllabus
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Students should adhere to the attendance policy outlined by the instructor in the course syllabus.
The grading policy will be outlined by the instructor in the course syllabus.
Maximum class size:
Based on classroom occupancy.
Course Time Frame:
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Refer to the following policies:
402.00 Academic Code of Conduct
263.00 Student Appeal of Course Grades
403.00 Student Code of Conduct
Disability Services Program:
Cowley College, in recognition of state and federal laws, will accommodate a student with a documented disability. If a student has a disability which may impact work in this class which requires accommodations, contact the Disability Services Coordinator.