NDT 3453 CODES AND PRACTICES
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 3453 - Codes and Practices (3 hrs.)
This course is designed to acquaint the student with Federal and State codes and standards associated with six disciplines involved with nondestructive evaluation: radiographic, ultrasonics, eddy current, magnetic particle liquid penetrants, and visual inspection typically used in the manufacturing industry. Students will develop a procedure and acceptance requirements for a given inspection.
This course is designed to introduce the student to quality control codes and practices commonly used by industry.
Upon completion of this course the student will be able to:
- Define a code, standard and a specification.
- List and describe working documents used in industry.
- Explain the benefits of regulations for public safety.
- Locate codes, standards and specifications that concern themselves with Nondestructive Testing.
- Interpret and explain codes and standards used in Nondestructive Testing.
- Construct a procedure and technique card over an NDT method.
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: FUNCTIONS OF REGULATIONS FOR PUBLIC SAFETY
Outcomes: Upon completion of this unit, the students will be able to successfully summarize the need for codes and regulations for public safety.
- Classify the regulation bodies in the Nondestructive Testing industry.
- Describe two examples of code and regulation violations.
UNIT 2: CODES USED IN NONDESTRUCTIVE TESTING
Outcomes: Upon completion of this unit, the students will be able to successfully list and describe the major codes used in Nondestructive Testing.
- List and describe the differences between structural and pressure vessel codes.
- Given a situation, determine which code would be used.
- Describe the codes used in tanking and pipeline manufacture and service.
UNIT 3: STANDARD PRACTICES USED IN NONDESTRUCTIVE TESTING
Outcomes: Upon completion of this unit, the students will be able to successfully demonstrate the use of standard practices in industry.
- Given a specific type of defect, locate a standard practice for inspection in ASTM E-03.03.
- Evaluate a written procedure assuring that all requirements of ASTM E-1444 are met.
- Read and report on five standard practices from ASTM E-03.03.
UNIT 4: APPLICATION OF CODES, STANDARDS, TO A TASK
Outcomes: Upon completion of this unit, the students will be able to successfully apply a code standard to the evaluation of a part.
- Inspect one part following directions in a written practice developed by another student.
- Apply the accept/reject requirements of visual inspection using the D1.1 code to a weld plate.
UNIT 5: INDUSTRY CERTIFICATION SCHEMES
Outcomes: Upon completion of this unit, the students will be able to successfully list and describe the requirements of a Level II inspector per requirements of SNT TC 1-A, NAS-410 and CP-189.
- List and describe the requirements for a Level II inspector as stated in
- List and describe the requirements for a Level II inspector as stated in NAS-410.
- List and describe the requirements for a Level II inspector as stated in CP189.
UNIT 6: ORGANIZATIONS THAT WRITE CODES
Outcomes: Upon completion of this unit, the students will be able to successfully list and describe code-writing bodies.
- Identify a code writing body by its industry application.
- Explain the differences between structural and pressure and vessel codes.
- Explain the applications of ISO-9000 series documents.
UNIT 7: CODE INTERPRETATION
Outcomes: Upon completion of this unit, the students will be able to successfully read and interpret a code or standard practice.
- Document MIL. STD-1907 and correctly state the acceptance criteria for a given grade when performing magnetic particle inspection.
- Evaluate document ASME Section VIII and correctly state the acceptance requirements for liquid penetrant inspection.
- Evaluate document D1.1 and correctly state the acceptance criteria for Ultrasonic Inspection of a statically loaded member.
UNIT 8: PROCEDURE AND TECHNIQUE WRITING
Outcomes: Upon completion of this unit, the students will be able to successfully create a written procedure using a code or standard practice.
- Extrapolate information in a given code or standard practice, develop written instructions and acceptance criteria for a given inspection.
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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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.