Radiographic Film Interpretation Five Day (40 hour) Course
A specialised 40 hour course for developing skills in the art and science of evaluating radiographs. The first 16 hours will cover radiographic inspection processing and all of the varying parameters that contribute to the final radiographic image quality. The remaining 24 hours will provide information on the film interpreter\'s role and capability, paying particular attention to the practical interpretation of radiographs (12 hours \'hands-on\'). The practical session radiographs are concentrated towards the product technology of the participant.
Days 1 and 2 Exposure variables. Practical exercises on exposure. Processing variables. Practical exercises on processing. Contrast. Definition. Days 3 to 5 Fundamentals : specifying non-destructive tests. Standards, codes and specifications. Visual acuity. Radiographic viewing conditions and equipment. Densitometers. Radiographic interpretation reporting. Discontinuity indications. Conclusion.
1.Understand the basic principles of the radiographic inspection procedure; 2.Understand the radiographic film processing procedures; 3.Recognise limitations in exposure quality; 4.Understand potential causes of processing artefacts; 5.Assess radiographic quality; 6.Understand viewing condition requirements; 7.Interpret radiographic codes and specifications; 8.Write reports based on code requirements; 9.Understand origins of defects; 10.Locate and recognise radiographic images of defects with a high probability of detection; and 11.Pass the end of course test.