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Training - Liquid Penetrant (PT) Course

Our Liquid Penetrant (PT) Course is designed to offer a student the required hours and understanding to be able to be certified as a Level I or Level II PT technician. The certification of a PT technician is the responsibility of his/her employer, but can be contracted out as long as the ASNT Level III performing the training is representing that company in Non-Destructive Training.

Liquid Penetrant Testing is a relatively simple examination which can be performed on most metals, plastics, ceramics, glass, etc. The liquid penetrant inspection technique utilizes visible or fluorescent dye, cleaner/remover, developer, and sometimes a black light. It is considered a surface examination only, but is an excellent inspection method for those materials with which Magnetic Particle examination is ineffective. A student taking this course will learn the dos and don'ts of Liquid Penetrant Testing and how to evaluate these indications per code. Upon successfully passing this course, a student will be issued a Certification of Completion for the documented training hours. Students who successfully pass the examination, have the required experience hours and whose company is contracted to Base Line Data, Inc. for ASNT Level III services will be issued a Level I or Level II certificate. These certificates are valid for three (3) years. Most industries require this certification for technicians performing non-destructive examinations. Having this training or certification will assist in obtaining employment in this field and will boost one's potential for higher pay. The course will consist of sixteen (16) hours of classroom training and testing. Both day or night class alternatives are available. A minimum of ten (10) students is necessary for the class to form. These courses will be taught at least four times a year and dates, pricing and sign-up can be accessed through the posted schedule. All courses are taught with the student in mind and are designed to give the student the ability to perform Liquid Penetrant examinations, along with the understanding of how this technique works, when it should be applied, and how it should be interpreted.

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