From 2012 we are hosting with great success at our facilities, the certified training and examination Level I / CAT I predictive ultrasonic maintenance according to standards ISO 18436-8 and UEQ-TC-1A.
Airborne Ultrasound is a nondestructive test. The effectiveness of airborne ultrasonic tests depends upon the capabilities of the personnel who are responsible for, and perform inspections. Certification is a written documentation of qualification. Certification is evidence that personnel performing airborne ultrasound possess knowledge and understanding of the test method and also gives the inspector the confidence needed to perform the inspection to the highest level of success. The Qualification, Training and Certification Program (UEQ-TC-1A) is designed to meet the requirements of the American Society of Nondestructive Testing (ASNT) Recommended Practice, SNT-TC-1A. In addition, UE Systems Level I / CAT I courses are in accordance with ISO 18436-8 which sets the standard for condition monitoring and diagnosis of machines. The suggested hours of instruction are 32 hours for Level I / CAT I.
In order to achieve an official certification, classroom training meeting the requirements of SNT-TC-1A must be completed along with successfully passing the General, Specific and Practical examinations with a score of 80% or better. Documentation of education or experience must be maintained annually. Hearing acuity must meet the minimum requirement of one ear of less than 25 dBHL at 500 Hz to 4 kHz (with or without aid.) Hearing acuity examinations must be documented annually.