Date: Aug. 21, 2017–Aug. 25, 2017
Time: All Day
Location: Estabrook Hall
UE Systems Course Description: Level I
Conforming to the classroom requirement of ASNT Recommended Practice, SNT-TC-1A and in accordance with ISO 18436-8 , the course offers 32 hours of instruction followed by a written examination. This is a comprehensive classroom course in which the theory, principles and practices of Airborne Ultrasound Technology are taught. Instructors for this course have been selected for their outstanding comprehension, experience and technical expertise in the field of of Airborne/Structure Borne Ultrasound. The course was designed by a committee of experts, some of whom were responsible for pioneering and developing the technology.
Outline of Some of the Topics of Basic Course, Level I:
- Day 1: Certification requirements for Level I, Level II and Level III reviewed, Theory Of Sound, Basic Physics of Ultrasound, Concepts of Amplitude, Velocity, Wave Modes, Ultrasound Wave Transmission and Effects, Effectiveness of Airborne Ultrasound, Typical Applications Overview, Technology Integration, Equipment/Instrument/Software Overview, generalized methods of recording and reporting inspection results.
- Day 2: Leak Detection: Concepts of Leak Detection, Fluids Defined, Leak Rates, Acoustic Properties of a Leak, Types of Leaks, Leak Strategies, Leak Detection Methods: Pressure, Vacuum, Ultrasonic Sound Generation, Liquid Leak Amplification, Gross-to-Fine Method, Leak Confirmation Methods, Working in Noisy Environments, Shielding Techniques, Inspecting Heat Exchangers, Conducting a Compressed Air Leak Survey: determining CFM loss, computing energy savings, carbon footprint reduction, recording and reporting survey results.
- Day 3: Electrical Inspection: Safety Considerations, Overview of Types of Electrical Equipment, Voltages Defined, Acoustic Effects Versus Heat Generated Defects, Integration of Ultrasound and Infrared Methods, Detection Methods for High Voltage Equipment, Overview of Equipment for High Voltage Inspection, Detection Methods, Confirmation Methods, Substation Inspection, Radio Frequency Interference, Television Frequency Interference Detection Methods, Spectral Analysis of common electric emissions. Contact approach, Mechanical Inspection overview, Valves, Compressor inspection, Hydraulic Valves.
- Day 4: Steam Trap Inspection: Steam Applications, Steam Trap types, Acoustic properties, Inspection Techniques, Recording and reporting , Mechanical Inspection: Considerations of Ultrasonic Generation, Strategies of Mechanical Inspection, Review of Proactive and Predictive Maintenance Concepts, Generic Trouble Shooting Methods, Generic Trending Methods, Inspection of Compressors, Gears, Pumps, Motors, Fans, Isolating Sound Sources, Bearing Inspection/Trending Concepts, Condition Based Lubrication, Lubrication Starvation, Over Lubrication, Levels of Failure, Monitoring, Data Logging, Sound Analysis and Recording methods, Sound Spectral Analysis, Data Management, Recording and Reporting Results.
- Day 5: Review of Airborne Ultrasound Technology, Applications and Methods, Practical Experience Review, and General, Specific and Practical Examination.
Who Should Attend This Course?
Inspectors seeking to advance their knowledge in Airborne/Structure Borne Ultrasound Inspection, Supervisors, Energy Auditors, Service Company personnel who perform PdM, energy audits or leak detection for their clients. Service personnel who desire to demonstrate technical and inspection proficiency to their clients. Level I certified inspectors in order to advance to Level II certification.
Requirements for Level I and II Certification
In order to achieve an official certification, one must attend certification training and must pass the General, Specific and Practical examinations with a score of 80% or better. Documentation of education or experience must be maintained annually. Hearing acuity must meet the minimum requirement of one ear of less than 25 dBHL at 500 Hz to 4 kHz (with or without aid.) Hearing acuity examinations must be documented annually.