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NDT Penetrant Testing

Course information

Target group:

Whom the course is for: The course NDT – Penetrant Testing is aimed at anyone interested in getting familiar with this NDT technique. This may include Ship Managers, Technical Superintendents, Ship Masters, Officers and Seafarers; Offshore Units Operators and technical staff; Shipyards Technical Staff; Surveyors; P&I and/or Insurance Inspectors; etc.



This training course provides an overview of the Penetrant Testing (PT) method for non-destructive examination of materials and welding, its objectives and principles.


On completion of the training, students will be able to:

Understand the basic physical principles of liquid penetrant testing.

Know the testing procedure and the inspection process referred to testing materials and equipment.

Differentiate applications and the acceptance criteria applied.

Get familiar with the purposes of reference materials and/or blocks to ensure the quality of test performance and testing results.Program

Basic principle, capillary effect

Physical properties of the penetrant

Testing procedure

o Pre-cleaning

o Penetrant application

o Excess penetrant removal

o Developer application

o Inspection and recording

o Post-cleaning

Testing materials and equipment

o Penetrants

o Removal methods

o Developers

o Equipment

Applications and acceptance criteria

o Indications

o Test report

Reliability, quality of test performance

o Surface preparation and condition

o Types of penetrant materials and equipment used

o Penetrations and development time

o Viewing conditions

o The temperature of the test surface

o The material tested and flaws expected

o NDT personnel competence

o Safety issues


On completion of the training program, the student will be awarded:

A Certificate of NDT – Penetrant Testing, issued by Bureau Veritas Solutions Marine & Offshore.

The Certificate of NDT – Penetrant Testing is obtained after completion of the course and passing the online test.


Do you want more information about the course, or do you want to order?

Contact us at Tel: +47 24 15 55 55 , or send us an e-mail.

E-mail : support@trainingportal.no