You hear and read about it everywhere: NDT 4.0 – the digitalisation and automation leap of the NDT industry. Business white papers and conference panels enthusiastically talk about the upcoming possibilities; however, the individual dimension of this paradigm shift is seldom taken into account.
Despite being highly skilled experts in their field, NDT inspectors may find themselves confronted with unanticipated challenges due to this development of the industry. It might seem as if years of working expertise are thrown out of the window when a new process or inspection device enters the stage. Consequently, NDT training and refresher courses have to adapt not only to the needs of the industry, but most importantly to the needs of the people, the experts in this field: You.
At Testia, when we say: “All methods, all levels, all industries”, we mean it. This holistic approach is the key to keep training courses up to date and thereby making the participants fit for new developments in the NDT world. Each aspect of a good course concept revolves around the individual:
Providing training in all standard NDT methods goes without saying, not to forget additional courses like anodic flaw detection, conductivity and others. But make sure to look for a course with a curriculum that covers new developments of inspection methods, introduces you to recent software solutions and that provides hands-on learning on modern industrial equipment and real-life parts.
No matter whether you are a level 1, 2 or 3 inspector – a good student-teacher ratio is a crucial factor for both examination success and personal learning achievement. At Testia UK, for instance, we keep group sizes small and reach an excellent pass rate (not a single exam re-sit needed in 2021). If feasible, a bespoke course specifically for your company will bring you the most benefits.
No matter whom you are working for, you should be trained according to the highest standards. Being an Airbus company, Testia closely follows the strict regulations in the aviation sector and utilises this experience to make knowledge and expertise from Aerospace available to inspectors form all industries – at cost-competitive course rates!
By taking the above-mentioned aspects into account for the next training courses of your personnel or as an NDT inspector yourself, you will be able to regard NDT 4.0 not as a cumbersome change of established routines but as a chance to broaden your proficiency.
We would be glad to welcome you at our Testia Training Centre and to advise you on the best NDT training course solution for your specific needs. Find more info at our training courses and schedules page.
This text was first released as article of the month in the One Stop NDT newsletter August 2021 issue (link to PDF).