Underwater Inspection & Survey

Course Description

Conducting underwater inspections using nondestructive methods underwater and on the surface, elements of nondestructive testing: visual testing, magnetic particle, dye penetrate, and ultrasonic testing will be explored. This course of Visual Weld Inspection is a foundation course and serves as preparatory course for American Welding Society Certified Weld Inspector.

Learning Outcomes

  • Describe various underwater inspection methods.
  • Explain the safety issues and operation of a hydroblaster.
  • Describe the operational safety issues and diver involvement when working with remote operated vehicles (ROV).
  • Explain and demonstrate the ability to perform underwater surveys and data collection using a variety of survey methods.
  • Demonstrate the ability to use underwater video and still digital photography, and to download captured images and insert the data into various software programs for presentation.
  • Explain the use of the various non destructive methods used underwater by divers: magnetic particle testing MT, ultrasonic testing UT, and radiation testing RT.

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