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Visual Inspection



ATTAR announce the availability for an Australian Institute of Non-Destructive Testing (AINDT) approved syllabus in Visual and Optical Inspection (VT) . This is an internationally available course now offered by ATTAR with AINDT examinations leading to certification by AINDT.

This course meets the training and examination requirements for Level 2 for Visual/Optical Testing under AS3998-2006 “Non-Destructive Testing – Qualification and Certification of Personnel – General Engineering”.

This is an ideal foundation course for further NDT modules that is suitable for NDT Technicians and Inspectors. It is also applicable for personnel responsible for Quality Control/Quality Assurance.

Training includes a combination of theory, guided discussions, demonstrations and practical tasks. It enables students to develop a detailed understanding of the principles, procedures and applications of VT. Students will become competent in the use and interpretation of visual and optical test methods. Inspection will be greatly enhanced and some of the limitations of inspection with the unaided eye will be overcome.

VT should be the first step in any inspection and assessment, since it offers low cost advantages,

minimal equipment requirements, ease of implementation and immediacy. The requirements for competent VT are:

  • Line of site vision with or without visual aids
  • Suitable illumination
  • Operator skill and knowledge

These requirements may seem simple enough but an appreciation of the need for something as innocuous as suitable illumination is often underestimated. Also important is the understanding of available visual aids and their benefit in visual inspection. The course therefore includes the operation and understanding of devices that enhance VT including microscopes, borescopes, photography stills and slow motion video Appropriately trained personnel performing VT can often remove the need for further NDT methods. Feedback from Technicians undertaking this course show that they were previously unaware of the significant benefits of VT for detecting surface discontinuities.

Why VT?

VT is used for the inspection of castings, forgings, welds and machined components and in industries such as aerospace, petrochemical, power generation, structural steel processing and automotive industries.

This level 2 VT course requires no prior training.

For more information on ATTAR’s VT training or to register for the next course, please call ATTAR on (03) 9574 6144.