It has become a bit of a "tradition" at WJMG to teach Continuing Education welding inspection refresher classes and NDT Level I and Level II Practical courses twice a year for Welding Inspectors and NDT personnel. These courses include visual inspection, magnetic particle, liquid penetrant and ultrasonic testing.
In shop welding inspection, field welding inspection and, in general, the NDT field, it has become more and more common for third-party auditors, your customers, who watch over fabrication for project owners to ask for and require documentation about continuing education. ……….yes, even for experienced welding inspectors tors with decades of inspection experience and NDT technicians!!
Of course, there are always young technicians, new welding inspectors and NDT technicians coming into the profession. It is important for me to share my expectations, experiences and "mentor" those of the future generation with "Failures I Have Known", true-to-life experiences and knowledge gained over the years in welding and metals testing.