NDT Inspection IV – VT II

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.

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.


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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