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Preparatory Notes for

ASNT NDT Level III Examination


- Ultrasonic Testing, UT
2014-J une
Facilitators: Fion Zhang/ Charliechong
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Speaker: Fion Zhang
2014/6/19
Contents:
1. ASNT Level III Exam Topical Outline
2. AE Codes and Standards
ASTM
ASME V
3. Reading 01
Introduction to UT by ndt-ed.org
4. Others reading.
ASNT UT Level III Examination Topical Outline
This examination is 4 hours in length, having 135 questions of equal value.
1. Principles/Theory
2. Equipment/Materials
3. Techniques/Calibrations
Contact
Immersion
Comparison of contact and immersion methods
Remote monitoring
Calibration (electronic and functional)
4. Interpretation/Evaluations
Evaluation of base metal product forms
Evaluation of weldments
Evaluation of bonded structures
Variables affecting test results
Evaluation (general)
5. Procedures
Specific applications
Codes/Standards/Specifications
6. Safety and Health
References
1. Level III Study Guide: Ultrasonic Testing (2261)
2. NDT Handbook: Volume 7, Ultrasonic Testing (147)
3. Supplement to Recommended Practice No. SNT-TC-1A (Q&A Book) -
Ultrasonic Testing Method (2028)
4. Ultrasonics: Fundamentals, Technology, Applications (341)
5. Refresher Course: ASNT offers a UT Refresher Course based on the Body
of Knowledge outlined above.
The number in parentheses following each reference is the ASNT catalog
number.
UT - Ultrasonic Testing
Length: 4 hours Questions: 135
1. Principles/Theory
Nature of sound waves
Modes of sound wave generation
Velocity, frequency, and wavelength of sound waves
Attenuation of sound waves
Acoustic impedance
Reflection
Refraction and mode conversion
Snells law and critical angles
Fresnel and Fraunhofer effects
2. Equipment/Materials
Pulse/echo instrumentation
Digital thickness instrumentation
Transducer operation and theory
Transducer operation/manipulations
Resonance testing equipment
Couplants
Calibration blocks
Cables/connectors
Test specimen
Miscellaneous materials
3. Techniques/Calibrations
Contact
Immersion
Comparison of contact and immersion methods
Remote monitoring
Calibration (electronic and functional)
4. Interpretation/Evaluations
Evaluation of base metal product forms
Evaluation of weldments
Evaluation of bonded structures
Variables affecting test results
Evaluation (general)
5. Procedures
Specific applications
Codes/Standards/Specifications
Reference Catalog Number
NDT Handbook, Second Edition: Volume 7,
Ultrasonic Testing 132
ASNT Level III Study Guide: Ultrasonic Testing 2261A
Ultrasonics: Fundamentals, Technology,
Applications 341
ASME V Article Numbers:
Gen Article 1
RT Article 2
Nil Article 3
UT Article 4 for welds
UT Article 5 for materials
PT Article 6
MT Article 7
ET Article 8
Visual Article 9
LT Article 10
AE Article 11 (FRP) /Article 12 (Metallic) / Article 13 (Continuous)
Qualif. Article 14
ACFM Article 15
ASTM/ AWS Standards
ASTM E494 10: Practice for Measuring Ultrasonic Velocity in Materials.
ASTM standard E-164, "Standard Practice for Contact Examination of
Weldments.
AWS Structural Welding Code, section 6.
Annual Book of the American Society of Testing and Materials,
ASTM. Volume 03.03, Nondestructive Testing
Other Reading
http://techcorr.com/services/Inspection-and-Testing/Ultrasonic-Shear-Wave.cfm
http://www.cnde.iastate.edu/faa-
casr/engineers/Supporting%20Info/Supporting%20Info%20Pages/Ultrasonic%20Pages/Ultra-
principles.html
http://www.ndt.net/article/v05n09/berke/berke1.htm#0
http://www.mie.utoronto.ca/labs/undel/index.php?menu_path=menu_pages/projects_menu.htm
l&content_path=content_pages/fac2_2.html&main_menu=projects&side_menu=page1&sub_si
de_menu=s2
http://www.olympus-ims.com/en/ndt-tutorials/flaw-detection/
https://www.nde-ed.org/GeneralResources/Glossary/letter/d.htm
http://www.olympus-ims.com/en/knowledge/
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