As a global provider of NDT training, Lavender International is expanding its advanced Ultrasonic course offering by introducing a new Total Focusing Method (TFM) course.

Total Focusing Method (TFM) is an examination technique, that has been added into codes and standards and is becoming increasing used across all engineering sectors including aerospace, nuclear and oil & gas. The method involves the combination of classic Full Matrix Capture (FMC) data acquisition and TFM data reconstruction. It has the capabilities of improved resolution and depth of field over a larger region with a reduction in scattering of sound waves from material noise, enhancing efficiency and performance (ASME, 2019).

This new course is designed to educate advanced inspectors in the methodologies and techniques to accurately identify and interpret flaws in challenging inspections, focusing on the use of ultrasonic imaging algorithms that improves the profiling of the indication. Candidates will learn about the TFM processing software to reconstruct several paths/modes, evaluating and examining flaw characterisation, flaw dimensioning, display settings, plane wave imaging (PWI), weld and corrosion examinations and amplitude fidelity.

“At Lavender International we pride ourselves on delivering high quality training that equips technicians with the skills in making more informed decisions on equipment selection and optimising instrument parameters resulting in a more well-rounded, highly skilled, certified advanced NDT inspector,” Tim Armitt, Managing Director and President, commented.

The 10-day course will cover the theoretical understanding of TFM, as well as hands-on testing using the latest technology equipment. The course syllabus has been written in accordance with ASME Section V and 2020 SNT-TC-1A standards.

The first course will take place at our UK facility at the Advanced Manufacturing Park in Rotherham on 1 – 12 November 2021 and August 23 – September 3, 2021 at our Houston facility in the USA.

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