What is Material Evaluation?
Material Evaluation is used as a tool to determine the purpose of the components intended function in its application. Making sure previous processes applied have not compromised the effectiveness of the component.
At Lavender International we provide 4 Material Evaluation courses, these include:
Conductivity testing courses offer training in the use of Eddy Current Inspection to monitor the heat treated condition and mechanical properties.
Hardness training includes training in the use of indentation hardness machines to monitor the surface hardness of a range of ferrous and non-ferrous alloys.
Acid Etch Inspection involves training in the surface preparation of metals to enhance the visual evaluation of surface properties and condition by acid etching.
Anodic Flaw Detection involves training in the the surface preparation of aluminium to enhance the visual evaluation of surface properties after chromic acid anodising.
What are the responsibilities of a individual who is certified to Material Evaluation Level 2?
An individual certified to Material Evaluation Level 2 has demonstrated competence to perform NDT according to Material Evaluation procedures. Within the scope of the competence defined on the certificate, Level 2 personnel may be authorised by the employer to:
- Select the Material Evaluation technique for the test method to be used;
- Define the limitations of application of the testing method;
- Translate NDT codes, standards, specifications and procedures into NDT instructions adapted to the actual working conditions;
- Set up and verify equipment settings;
- Perform and supervise tests;
- Interpret and evaluate results according to applicable standards, codes, specifications or procedures;
- Prepare Material Evaluation written instructions
- Carry out and supervise all tasks at or below level 2;
- Provide guidance for personnel at or below level 2, and
- Report the results of Material Evaluation test