Airborne Ultrasound Inspection Level II Certification Course
32 Hour Airborne Ultrasound Course Level II
Level II is an advanced course. Students must meet Level I requirements before enrolling.
This 32-hour course is designed to meet the intent of SNT-TC-1A and is in accordance with ISO 18436-8. Students successfully completing this course are familiar with the scope and limitations of Airborne/Structure Borne Ultrasonic Inspection, are able to set up and calibrate equipment, interpret and evaluate results with respect to applicable codes, standards, and specifications, and organize and report inspection results.
Course content consists of:
- Advanced Theory of
- Airborne/Structure Borne Ultrasound
- Compressed Gas Leaks
- Steam Traps
- Advanced Inspection Logistics
- Condition Monitoring Principals
- Best Practices of Data Collection
- Data and Sound Analysis
- Writing and Establishing Procedures
- Program Implementation
- Generating Reports
- A General, Specific, and Practical 60 question exam is given at the end of the course.
Requirements for Level II Certification
In order to achieve an official certification, one must attend certification training (32 hours of classroom training) and must pass the General, Specific and Practical examinations with a combined 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. Documented experience signed by a supervisor or superior for 6 months additionally of the Level I experience of 6 months, for a cumulative 12 months’ experience to qualify for official certification of Level II.
Candidate Must Haves
Each Candidate for Level II certification of Airborne/Structure Borne Ultrasound should:
- Be Proficient with their ultrasonic device
- Be Proficient with collecting data in the field
- Should have basic computer skills (i.e. Word, Excel, Email)
- Basic Working Knowledge of Level I Material of Airborne/Structure Borne Ultrasound
- A Working Laptop with Admin rights for software install and input/export of data through usb/card reader slots
- UE Systems’ Latest Version of Ultratrend DMS software installed
- UE Systems’ Latest Version UE Spectralyzer Software installed
Airborne/Structure Borne Level II Course Outlook
ASNT SNT-TC-1A, ISO 18436-8, UEQ-TC-1A
Sound Theory and Condition Monitoring
- Ultrasound Theory, Low Frequency versus High Frequency, Sound Characteristics, Acoustic Impedance, Reflection, Absorption, Scattering, Attenuation, Inverse Distance Law;
- Sources of Ultrasound;
- Definitions of Frequency, Decibel, Sensitivity;
- Deeper Understanding of Heterodyning, Time Wave Form, FFT – Fast Fourier Transform
- Decibel vs FFT/Time Wave Form
- Principals of Conditioning Monitoring;
- Thermography, Vibration Analysis, Oil Analysis, Motor Circuit Analysis;
- The P-F Curve;
- Equipment Condition and Times;
- Understanding Cost;
- Ultrasound in Condition Monitoring;
- Best Practices of Condition Monitoring
Following Procedure, Timelines, Criticality Analysis, Failure Mode Analysis, Route Building, Repeatability
Tuesday (8 hrs)
- Best Practices of Data Collection, Data Collection with Airborne Structure Borne Ultrasound;
- Leak Inspection, Leak Inspection Strategies, SAFETY, Pressure & Vacuum Leaks, Procedure, Compressed Air Leak Survey, Reporting; Hands on Practice of Cost Analysis and Reporting
- Electrical Inspection, Analyzing Corona, Analyzing Tracking, Discharge Points of Tracking, Discharge Points of Arcing, Loose Vibrating Components, Performing Inspection, Establishing a Procedure, Important Considerations, Troubleshooting/Base line Procedures, Trending Procedures;
Hands on Practice of Analysis of different Electrical Anomalies;
Practical Quiz of Day’s Lessons
Wednesday (8 hrs.)
- Cavitation in Valves, Flashing in Valves, Write the Procedure, Reporting;
Steam Trap Inspection
- Steam Trap Function, Type of Traps, Mechanical Trap, Inverted Bucket Trap, Float Trap
- Float and Thermostatic Trap, Thermostatic Traps, Metal Expansion Traps , Balance Pressure Bellows, Bi-Metallic Trap, Thermodynamic Traps ;
- Reasons Why Steam Traps Fail; Steam Trap Inspection; Safety;
- Hands on Practice with software of Steam Trap Analysis and Reporting
Practical Quiz of Day’s Lessons
Thursday (8 hrs.)
- Bearing Dynamics, What is a Bearing? Bearing Failure Mechanisms, Bearing Inspection, Mechanical Testing Best Practices, Inspection Methods, Mechanical Inspection Trending
Recommended Procedure for Ultrasonic Analysis and Lubrication of Bearings
- Basic Lubrication Principles, Lubrication with Ultrasound, Proper Steps Using Ultrasound to Lubricate, Over Lubrication, Lubrication Procedures, Mechanical Inspection Safety Tips;
Pumps and Cavitation;
Gear Boxes and Using a Time Wave Form Spectral Analysis;
Hands on Practice of DMS Route Building;
Hands on Practice of UE Spectralyzer analyzing mechanical faults;
Hands on Practice of Generating Reports;
Practical Quiz of Day’s Lessons
Friday (4 hrs.)
Review of Weeks Material for Final (45min)
2-hour Final Examination (60 multiple choice questions)
Who Should Attend This Course?
Inspectors seeking to advance their knowledge in Airborne/Structure Borne Ultrasound Inspection, Supervisors, Energy Auditors, Service Company personnel who perform PdM, energy audits or leak detection for their clients. Service personnel who desire to demonstrate technical and inspection proficiency to their clients. Level I certified inspectors in order to advance to Level II certification.
Continuing Education Credits Included
Format: Public Course
Non Member Rate: $1,495
Instructor: Jeremy Bey, UE Systems Inc.
Jeremy has been with UE Systems for 5 years. Prior, Jeremy served 8 years in the US Air Force where he was an instructor. After separating from the military Jeremy found his passion for ultrasound and reliability.
He joined UE Systems in 2012 as a Regional Manager where he provided equipment and software technical support and sales. In 2014 Jeremy joined our training division as a Training Specialist, teaching Ultrasound Level 1 certification courses globally. During this time, he has taught technology implementation courses, application specific technical training, and software integration and support, as well as developing ASNT/ISO compliant training courses.
His main objectives are to assist with the implementation of ultrasound into a plant or facility’s maintenance & reliability program, while working hand-in-hand with maintenance professionals and engineers to improve plant and equipment reliability. Jeremy obtained his CMRP certification in 2014 and has been an active member in the maintenance reliability industry.
Requirements for Level I and II Certification
In order to achieve an official certification, one must attend certification training and must pass 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.
Friday, June 14 at 8:00am to 4:30pm
University of Tennessee