What is Magnetic Testing?

Magnetic Testing involves the magnetisation of a component, followed by the application of ferromagnetic particles. The particles align along discontinuities in the surface, or shallow sub-surface discontinuities. This method is used to test welds, castings, and forgings for surface or subsurface defects; however it can only be used on ferromagnetic metals.

What are the responsibilities of a individual who is certified to Magnetic Level 1?

An individual certified to Magnetic Level 1 has to demonstrate competence to carry out NDT according to written instructions and under the supervision of Level 2 or Level 3 personnel. Within the scope of the competence defined on the certificate, Magnetic Level 1 personnel may be authorised by the employer to perform the following in accordance with NDT instructions:

  • Set up Magnetic Testing equipment;
  • Perform the Magnetic Inspection tests;
  • Record and classify the results of the tests according to written criteria;
  • Report the results

Level 1 certified personnel shall neither be responsible for the choice of test method or technique to be used, nor for the interpretation of test results.

 

3 days training
1 day exam
PCN levy
£450
£220
£70

24 hours Magnetic Level 1 training at Lavender International covers the following:

General Theory:

      • Principles of Magnetic Particle inspection
      • Methods of magnetisation
      • Inspection and detection of indications
      • Checks and calibrations
      • Equipment
      • Test procedures
      • Standards and specifications
      • Safety precautions

Specific Theory:

Application of the method and use of codes, specifications and procedures, applicable to the company, including the relevant control checks.

We can provide Magnetic Testing training suitable for PCN GEN – BS EN ISO 9712 Levels 1, 2, and 3, ASNT Level 3. Alternatively we can provide training suitable for candidates working to an employer written practice based on SNT-TC-1A; EN4179 and NAS410.

Examinations for Magnetic Testing are based around PCN personal certification examinations to Levels 1, 2 and 3, plus examination for employer based schemes such as SNT-TC-1A, NAS410, and EN4179.

The Magnetic Level 1 examination includes a general theory paper, specific paper, and a practical exam.

The PCN requirements for Level 1 Magnetic are: 16 hours training, previous to the exam, and 1 month supervised work experience, to be obtained either before the examination, or within 24 months after passing the exam.

Once the 16 hours training have been obtained, the examination passed, and 1 month supervised work experience obtained within 24 months of passing the exam, PCN will issue certification.

The options for Magnetic Level 1 examinations are:

Initial Candidate
Resit (Theory)
Resit (Practical)
Recertification

Please Note: PCN require that an exam levy is paid at an appropriate rate.

To be eligible for the PCN Level 1 examination, an eye test must be passed (near vision and colour).

The PCN requirements for Magnetic Level 1 are: 1 month supervised work experience. which is to be obtained either before the examination, or within 24 months after passing the exam.

Once the 16 hours training have been obtained, the examination passed, and 1 month supervised work experience obtained within 24 months of passing the exam, PCN will issue certification.

For employer based schemes the expected amount of work experience should be determined in the written practice.

Magnetic courses are taking place around the world with Lavender international.

See the table below for the most current dates:

UK – Penistone
12 – 15 June  Fully Booked
26 – 29 June
10 – 13 July
24 – 27 July
7 – 10 August
21 – 24 August
28 – 31 August
11 – 14 September
25 – 28 September
9 – 12 October
23 – 26 October
6 – 9 November
20 – 23 November
4 – 7 December

 

 

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PCN CERTIFICATION:
Candidates MUST bring their PCN Wallet Card.
If you do not have a wallet card bring some other form of identification showing a photograph, i.e. Passport or Photo Driving Licence.

All other equipment and training materials (with the exception of Level 3 Text Books) are provided by Lavender International.
Protective gloves, protective eye glasses and plastic aprons are also available for the use of students.

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