Industry Headlines / NDT

SGS Offers TOFD Training in Shanghai

October 30, 2009
/ Print / Reprints /
/ Text Size+

SHANGHAI, CHINA - SGS is organizing a nondestructive testing training course with a focus on time-of-flight diffraction (TOFD) that will last 11 working days and will take place on November 17-27, 2009, in Shanghai, China. At the end of the course, an optional examination can be taken which is in accordance with the SNT or PCN/EN 473 certification scheme. The exam will be carried out in English and will be conducted on November 28, also in Shanghai.

To be eligible for this course, candidates must hold PCN UT Level 2 Welds training. SGS can provide UT Welds training and examination prior to the TOFD course for candidates who need to do both UT Welds and TOFD.

The theory will be carefully explained using visual aids such as animated presentation material together with video projection of instrument displays. For practice examinations, SGS will provide a range of welded samples suitable for TOFD inspection.

All levels of time-of-flight diffraction training courses will include data acquisition. In addition, Level 2 candidates are required to prepare a written instruction for a Level 1 candidate to follow for data acquisition on a particular sample. Level 3 candidates are required to create a procedure which includes a complete inspection technique. Throughout the duration of training, practical experiments and continuous assessments will be conducted to monitor the candidate’s progress and understanding of TOFD.

The course fee of $3,000 per person includes the training, examination fee and PCN levy cost. For more information, visit

Did you enjoy this article? Click here to subscribe to Quality Magazine. 

You must login or register in order to post a comment.




 In honor of World Quality Month, we spoke to James Rooney, ASQ Past Chairman of the Board of Directors 2013, for his take on quality around the world.
For more information, read the ASQ Speaking of Quality column.
More Podcasts

Quality Magazine


2014 September

Check out the September 2014 edition of Quality Magazine for features!

Table Of Contents Subscribe

The Skills Gap

What is the key to solving the so-called skills gap in the quality industry?
View Results Poll Archive

Clear Seas Research

qcast_ClearSeas_logo.gifWith access to over one million professionals and more than 60 industry-specific publications,Clear Seas Research offers relevant insights from those who know your industry best. Let us customize a market research solution that exceeds your marketing goals.



facebook_40.png twitter_40px.png  youtube_40px.pnglinkedin_40px.png