NDT Training

Image of Orbit Industries Level II inspector conducting an Ultrasonic testNDT Training is available in the following methods: 

Ultrasonic
Liquid Penetrant
Magnetic Particle
Chemical Processing (Nital Etch)

Our consulting staff is backed by years of experience training NDT professionals around the country. You can feel confident entrusting Orbit with the responsibility of building a comprehensive training program for your entry level inspection candidates. In addition we are capable of providing advanced training to meet expanding QA Systems requirements.

We specialize in tailoring our training courses to meet the requirements of NAS 410 which defines the levels of NDT Training as follows:


Level 1
In the method in which certified, Level 1 individuals shall:

·         Be able to follow work instructions.

·         Have the skills and knowledge to process parts, document results and perform equipment standardization in accordance with approved work instructions.

·         Have the skills and knowledge to carry out any necessary preparation of parts before or after inspection in accordance with approved work instructions.

·         Have the skills and knowledge to conduct system performance checks in accordance with the applicable process standard.

·         Receive guidance or supervision from a certified Level 2 or Level 3 in that method when necessary.

·         When specified in the written practice and approved by the Responsible Level 3, may perform interpretations and evaluations of specific product(s) or product form(s) for
    acceptance or rejection in accordance with approved work instructions. 


Level 2
In the method in which certified, Level 2 individuals shall:

·         Have the skills and knowledge to set up and standardize equipment, process parts, interpret and evaluate for acceptance or rejection, and document results.

·         Be thoroughly familiar with the scope and limitations of the technique/method.

·         Have the skills and knowledge to conduct system performance checks in accordance with the applicable process standard.

·         Be capable of providing necessary guidance and/or supervision to trainees and Level 1 personnel

·         Be familiar with the codes, standards, and other contractual documents that control the method as used by the employer.

·         When specified in the written practice, be capable of developing work instructions from approved general procedures. Such work instructions shall require final approval
    by a Level 3 certified in the method.

·         Have a basic knowledge of relevant product manufacturing and inspection technology.

·         When specified in the written practice, have a basic knowledge of aircraft or vehicle maintenance. 


Level 3
In the method in which certified, Level 3 individuals shall:

·         Have the skills and knowledge to interpret codes, standards and other contractual documents that control the NDT method(s).

·         Be capable of assuming technical responsibility for the NDT facility and staff.

·         Be capable of selecting the method and technique for a specific inspection.

·         Be capable of preparing and verifying the adequacy of procedures and work instructions.

·         Approve NDT procedures and work instructions for technical adequacy.

·         Have a general knowledge of other NDT methods and product manufacturing and inspection technologies used by the employer.

·         When specified in the written practice, have a basic knowledge of aircraft or vehicle maintenance.

·         Be capable of providing or directing training, examination, and certification of personnel.

·         Conduct NDT for the acceptance of parts and document the results if a demonstration of proficiency in this ability was included in the practical examination.

·         When required by the written practice, be capable of auditing outside agencies to ensure the requirements of the written practice are met.



Training and Experience 

Candidates for certification to all levels shall complete sufficient formal training to become more proficient with the principles and practices of the applicable test method and technique(s) and be capable of carrying out the duties specified in this document. Formal training shall be conducted prior to, or in conjunction with, on-the-job training. All completed NDT training shall be documented.  

 Minimum Formal Training Hours (Level 1 & Level 2) 
  Magnetic Particle  Level 1 16
 Level 2 (with previous Level 1 certification) 16
 Level 2 (without previous Level 1 certification)   32
     
  Liquid Penetrant  Level 1 16
 Level 2 (with previous Level 1 certification) 16
 Level 2 (without previous Level 1 certification)  32
     
  Ultrasonic  Level 1 40
 Level 2 (with previous Level 1 certification) 40
 Level 2 (without previous Level 1 certification)  80
 Minimum Experience Requirements (Level 1 & Level 2, in hours) 
  Magnetic Particle  Level 1 130
 Level 2 (with previous Level 1 certification) 400
 Level 2 (without previous Level 1 certification)   530
     
  Liquid Penetrant  Level 1 130
 Level 2 (with previous Level 1 certification) 270
 Level 2 (without previous Level 1 certification)  400
     
  Ultrasonic  Level 1 200
 Level 2 (with previous Level 1 certification) 600
 Level 2 (without previous Level 1 certification)  800

Information on this page was sourced from National Aerospace Standard, NAS410 (© Copyright 2014 Aerospace Industries Association of America, Inc. All Rights Reserved). It does not constitute the entire contents of the document

Training for Chemical Processing (Nital Etch) 

Training programs for Chemical Processing (Nital Etch) are structured to meet the requirements of MIL-STD 867 and AMS 2649. We can also design these programs to meet the individual requirements of your organization. Please contact us for further information.