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RT Film Interpretation

Radiographic Film Interpretation of Weldments

This 5 day course provides basic knowledge into how to effectively interpret radiographs of weldments. Emphasis is placed on the radiographic image quality requirements of codes and specifications. This course is practical in nature, utilizes classroom participation, and allows for hands on application in the review of radiographic film.

Course Objectives

This Course Will

  • Discuss the attributes needed for acceptable radiographs
  • Explain various types of discontinuities in weldments
  • Explain acceptance criteria from various codes and standards
  • Apply various acceptance criteria for weld acceptance
  • Hands-on viewing and evaluation of radiographs

Who Should Attend

This course is designed for welding inspectors, auditors, supervisors, managers, engineers, quality assurance/quality control personnel, radiographic personnel, and others who desire to improve their skills in this area.

Course Notes

All attendees will be provided with relative technical notes and associated reference materials.

Course Topics

Introduction to Basic Film Interpretation Principles

  • General principles of industrial radiography
  • Importance of knowing welding process
  • importance of understanding bevel design/joint preparation
  • Practical experience in viewing and reading radiographs

Description of Common Weld Discontinuities and Film Images

  • Inadequate penetration
  • Internal concavity
  • Incomplete fusion
  • Burn through
  • Slag inclusion
  • Porosity
  • Crack
  • Undercut
  • Weld spatter
  • Film artifacts
  • Other

Group Participation Exercises in the Detection, Identification and Evaluation of Common Weld Defects.
Hands-On Application in Review of Radiographic Film.
Understanding Codes, Standards and Specifications.

  • Radiographic procedure requirements
  • Quality of radiographs
  • Use of IQIs (penetrameters)
  • Geometric unsharpness
  • Facilities for viewing of radiographs
  • Radiographic density
  • Radiographic techniques

Certificate of Completion

Certificates are given to all participants upon satisfactory completion of course.

About Course Fees

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