SGS Invitation to Time of Flight Diffraction Training Courses in Shanghai and Bangkok

Shanghai, (PresseBox) - In response to the growing demand for Time of Flight Diffraction (TOFD) training, SGS provides regular TOFD training courses. The next courses are scheduled from May 16 - 26, 2011 in Shanghai, China and from June 20 - 28, 2011 in Bangkok, Thailand, followed by examinations on May 27 - 28 and June 29 - 30, respectively. These TOFD training courses and examinations will be held in English and are in accordance with SNT-TC-1A for the course in Thailand and with EN473 and/or SNT-TC-1A certification schemes for the course in China. The courses will be hosted by highly experienced European SGS experts and conducted with the most modern equipment.

Time of Flight Diffraction (TOFD) has established itself as a widely used tool for the detection of flaws in welds and is now seen as the most accurate and effective Non-Destructive Testing (NDT) technique in determining such defects. This unique ultrasonic method offers big advantages in the speed and detection of defects and combines high rates of detection with very high reliability for pre-service and in-service inspections.

In the light of the increased demand for well-qualified NDT technicians who are trained in the correct use of the Time of Flight Diffraction testing method, the SGS NDT Training and Examination Center in Shanghai, China is offering regular internationally recognized training courses on TOFD applications.

The next Level 2 TOFD training courses are scheduled to run from May 16 - 26, 2011 in Shanghai, China and from June 20 - 28, 2011 in Bangkok, Thailand. At the end of each course, on May 27 - 28 and June 29 - 30, respectively, an examination in compliance with the SNT or PCN/EN 473 will be offered as an option. The courses will be held in English and led by Mr. Norbert Trimborn, Strategic Business Leader Advanced NDT at SGS. TOFD courses organized by SGS are accredited by the British Institute of NDT (BINDT) and are in accordance with internationally recognized European and American standards. The TOFD training course and examination in Thailand is in compliance with SNT-TC-1A and the course in China is in accordance with EN473 and/or SNT-TC-1A certification schemes.

TOFD Training Course Details

Throughout the duration of the training, practical experiments and continuous assessment will be conducted to monitor each candidate's progress and understanding. The total fee of USD 3,000 per person includes the training, examination fees, textbooks and lunches. Moreover, candidates can rely on SGS's support in arranging affordable accommodation and transportation to and from the hotel.

To obtain more information about the Level 2 TOFD training courses and to learn how to register, visit the SGS Training Calendar.

Sgs Ndt Training And Examination Center

Training Services are a key part of the SGS strategy to improve quality and safety around the world. SGS's capability in providing quality TOFD courses in multiple languages helps the industry to perform more reliable and accurate inspections, which in turn improves product standards globally. The scope of NDT services offered by SGS covers both conventional and advanced NDT methods and they are all provided by qualified inspectors in accordance with international standards. Courses and examinations are available in a variety of languages. The TOFD course can be conducted in Chinese, English, French, Spanish or Dutch on your request. Courses can also be organized at alternative locations.

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