Ultrasonic testing is a unique career in and of itself. It requires a scientific mind and a mechanical gift to learn and to use. If you do intend to pursue ultrasonic testing training and education for a degree, here are some of the things you can expect to learn in the program.
How To Set Up And Connect The Components Of The Ultrasonic Tester
It goes without saying that if you miss this class, you should drop the class and start over. This is the primary class on which all of the rest of the training sessions are built, and which will lead to a successful career as an ultrasonic testing technician. You will also learn how to connect the tester equipment to almost any particular component, any machinery, and/or any object a client wants you to test. You must learn and pass this part of the course, or you cannot continue on with learning the other things that the course teaches.
How To Read The Gauges
There are a few gauges involved in ultrasonic testing. If you do not know how to read them, you will not be able to tell or locate where the damage is in the components, machinery, or equipment on which the ultrasonic testing is being conducted. Each gauge will tell you something a little different, and register information that tells you where a crack is, where a break is, where the interruption in power flow, gas flow, or liquid flow is located, etc.. You will probably spend at least a week to three weeks just learning how to read gauges and testing objects for inconsistencies in construction and function.
Learning To "Feel" For Problems
Gauges may be your go-to source for information when testing with ultrasonic waves, but eventually you get a "feel" for inconsistencies as well. When you can physically feel something wrong during the transmission of ultrasonic waves, then you know that you have to find what is wrong. You can also discover whether or not your gauges have problems registering the necessary information when you can feel out the problem and see/feel that there is a problem the gauges are not picking up. This particular skill takes a lot of practice, and you have to be really careful about it too. You may spend a couple more weeks trying to learn this before the instructor will move on to newer material.
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