General Course Information for PMTX 1068X: NDT Inspection IV - VT II

Course: PMTX 1068X - NDT Inspection IV - VT II
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Course Prerequisite(s):
Course Description:

Fundamentals of visual testing to include: visual limitations, inspector responsibilities, codes and standards, weld joint geometry, welding terminology, welding/NDT symbols, mechanical and chemical properties of metals, destructive testing, metallurgy, weld processes, and weld / base metal discontinuities. Learn to use and maintain a variety of visual enhancing test equipment to include, but not limited to, assorted measuring tools, cathodic potential meters, still photography cameras, and closed circuit television systems.

Course Learning Outcomes:
  • Describe and explain the purpose and types of underwater inspections that are routinely performed.
  • Perform various underwater surveys/inspections demonstrating knowledge of the discontinuities associated with steel, concrete, and timber structures.
  • Identify the various types of waterfront and inland structures that are commonly encountered in the diving and underwater inspection industries.
  • Perform underwater NDT inspection methods and record results.
  • Plan and perform, as a diving team member, a variety of underwater surveys/inspections
  • Produce a clear and concise written informal inspection report explaining the results of the underwater inspections performed in a manner that a client without inspection experience will be able to understand.
  • Explain and demonstrate a practical application of the various welding, burning, and brazing processes that are common in the underwater inspection and NDT industries by examination and practical project application.
  • Demonstrate the ability to perform accurate visual inspection of welds and identify the discontinuities associated with them in accordance with American Welding Society and American Petroleum Institute requirements.
  • Apply various codes in the determination of the acceptability of various weld samples.
  • Demonstrate the ability to use various weld inspection tools to perform visual weld inspection in accordance with the American Welding Society and American Petroleum Institute requirements.
Course Requirements:

Dive Log Professional Personal Dive Log – To properly record all dives
Personal Safety Equipment: Safety glasses, Hardhats, Work gloves (leather), Knife (big chief or rigging knife), Boots (steel toed), Work clothing (long pants, etc.), Hearing protection – Student provided
Personal Diving Equipment: Wet suit, weight belt and weights, fins, booties, gloves, 12& adjustable wrench, bottom boots, etc. – Student provided
Personal Equipment: Calculator and wristwatch divers.

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Students are expected to be competent in using current technology appropriate for this discipline. Such technology may include word processing, spreadsheet, and presentation software. Use of the internet and e-mail may also be required.

Learning to work with and value diversity is essential in every class. Students are expected to exhibit an appreciation for multinational and gender diversity in the classroom.

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