In our industry I have experienced 3 types of Ultrasound people;
- Proficient Users who have deployed the tech and maintain successful inspection programs,
- Sceptics who know little or nothing about the uses for the technology, but somehow they know that they don’t need it,
- Those that know a little bit but, not enough to know if it would be an effective technology for their plant and process.
So which category do you fit into? Are you and Ultrasound sceptic? Or maybe you have heard about Ultrasound but, through a 2nd or 3rd party who has ‘seen’ or ‘read’ something about it somewhere?
Well, now is your opportunity to find out the facts about just how versatile and effective airborne and structure borne Ultrasound inspection applications can be for you and your plant.
To help in this, GVS Reliability Products are officially announcing Australia’s 2nd ISO18346-8 Category 1 Ultrasound inspectors course to be held in the 1st week of May 2018 in the city of Perth WA.
This CAT 1 ISO accredited Ultrasound inspectors course has only ever been held once before in Australia.
Background on Ultrasound inspection in Australia/New Zealand…
Ultrasound technology has long been the misunderstood ‘ugly cousin’ to other condition monitoring technologies. Often, people in our industry (reliability and condition monitoring), have been very well trained in vibration analysis, thermography, oil analysis etc but, common misconceptions about Ultrasound inspection applications are wide spread. ‘My vibration analysis tools can do that’ or ‘I can see that with thermo’ are frequent comments that we hear from customers who have little or no understanding about what Ultrasound inspection technology can uniquely achieve aside from those common technologies.
What seems to be not well known is that over the last decade, great leaps forward continue to be made by SDT Ultrasound with hardware/instrumentation functionality and software integration. This has translated into routine ultrasound inspection now being seen as a critical tool in determining plant health.
As an example GVS and SDT’s Ultrasound customers in Australia performing routine inspections with Ultrasound include; Major Mining companies (BHP Billiton, Rio Tinto, Glencore etc… ), Power Generation, Petro Chemical, Minerals processing, Condition Monitoring service providers, Food and Beverage, Pulp and paper, Timber and Forestry industry and so many more.
The next step…
Perhaps you are part of a reliability team in our industry wanting how to achieve greater plant coverage. Perhaps you have heard of Ultrasound inspection applications and would like to know the
facts about its unique capabilities. Well, as with anything in life, the best way to find out is to learn from an expert!
Our Trainer, Tom Murphy has vast industry experience in all condition monitoring technologies and applications. Widely recognised across the globe as the leading authority on the uses of Ultrasound for CM, Tom will be leading the CAT 1 course through numerous areas including;
- Principals and Theory of Ultrasound
- Instrumentation, Equipment and Knowledge
- Competent Data Acquisition
- Ultrasound Condition Monitoring Principals
- Applications for Machines and Industrial Processes
- Determination Principals
- Effective Program Implementation
- Effective and Concise Reporting and Actions
A successful completion of the course will provide the attendee with an internationally (ISO) accredited CAT 1 Ultrasound Inspectors certificate. The certificate and exam is supplied and overseen by the Mobius Institute
Further course details:
The course is set to be run in Perth from the 1st – 4 th of May 2018.
The course is run in accordance with ISO 18436-3 and 18436-8. With 32 hours of instruction and a closed book exam, the course is designed to ensure that the subject matter has been understood
and attendees should leave the course accredited as proficient Ultrasound Inspectors.
Following the course is the optional 2-hour Certification Exam is provided by Mobius Institute Board of Certification (MIBoC), which is ISO/IEC 17024 accredited in accordance with ISO18436-1.
For further information and to reserve your seat contact firstname.lastname@example.org or Please register your interest here
If you would like further information on how this course would be suited to you and or your staff, please feel free to get in touch with our sales team.