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Introduction to Nondestructive Examination - Commercial - Skill Group Pathway


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Nondestructive examination (NDE) is the process of inspecting products without damaging them. This course introduces you to NDE and common methods for examining products. It also discusses the requirements for becoming an NDE technician.

By the end of this course, you will be able to

  • Define NDE
  • List industries that use NDE
  • Describe the NDE process
  • List different types of materials that might be tested using NDE methods
  • Define terms used in metals manufacturing and processes
  • List three groups of material properties
  • Define stress, strain, fatigue, and creep
  • List five types of service loads
  • Describe common discontinuities
  • Define fracture mechanics
  • Understand the role NDE plays in fracture mechanics analysis
  • Describe six major categories of NDE methods
  • Explain the advantages and disadvantages of different NDE methods
  • Describe the process for personnel qualification

Estimated completion time (hours): 12.3