Wedneday to Friday,
15 to 17 May 2024

Wednesday to Friday,
27 to 29 November 2024
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9am – 5pm (UTC +8)
Closing Date:
One week before course date.
690 West Camp Road
#08-13 JTC Aviation Two
Seletar Aerospace Park
Singapore 797523
AAIS Member: S$872/pax w/GST
Public: S$981/pax w/GST
Fees reflected are inclusive of 9% GST (in 2024).

About the Course:
This course is intended to introduce and provide participants with an understanding of the various methods, processes and procedures utilized in Non-Destructive Testing.

The training programme consists of a 3-days (24 hours) theoretical classroom training, which comprises of the following topics:

Liquid Penetrant Testing
– General Introduction
– Penetrant Materials and Considerations
– Basic Steps in Penetrant Testing
– Common Equipment
– Advantages and Limitations
– Summary
– Glossary of Terms

• Magnetic Particle Testing
– Introduction to Magnetism and Ferromagnetic Materials
– Introduction of Magnetic Particle Inspection
– Basic Procedure and Important Considerations
➢ Component pre-cleaning
➢ Introduction of magnetic field
➢ Application of magnetic media
– Interpretation of magnetic particle indications
– Examples of MPI Indications
– Demagnetization
– Advantages and Limitations
– Glossary of Terms

• Eddy Current Testing
– Electromagnetic induction
– Generation of eddy currents
– Inspection applications
– Equipment utilized in eddy current inspection
➢ Probes/Coils
➢ Instrumentation
➢ Reference Standard
– Advantages and Limitations
– Glossary of Terms

• Ultrasonic Testing
– Applications
– Basic Principles of sound generation
– Pulse echo and through transmission testing
– Inspection applications
– Equipment
➢ Transducers
➢ Instrumentation
➢ Reference Standards
– Data presentation
– Advantages and Limitations
– Glossary of Terms

• Radiographic Testing
– Electromagnetic Radiation
– General Principles of Radiography
– Sources of Radiation
➢ Gamma Radiography
➢ X-ray Radiography
– Imaging Modalities
➢ Film Radiography
➢ Computed Radiography
➢ Real-Time Radiography
➢ Direct Digital Radiography
➢ Computed Radiography
– Radiation Safety
– Advantages and Limitations
– Glossary of Terms

• Visual Testing
– Introduction
– Basic Principles
– Manual Vision Inspection
➢ Human Vision
➢ Common Inspection applications
➢ Equipment
– Automated or Machine Vision Inspection
➢ Machine Vision
➢ Common Inspection Applications
➢ Equipment
– Advantages and Limitations
– Glossary of Terms

Who Should Attend?
In accordance with NAS 410 and EN 4179, personnel performing technical NDT audits, surveys or assessments shall have the training, skills and knowledge to understand the processes and procedures utilized, in the application of NDT processes.

This course will be useful to auditors who will audit NDT facilities, and also to Non-Destructive Testing managers, quality managers, engineering managers, quality engineers, quality inspectors, supervisors, marketing and sales executives, and students who are interested in the nuances and technology involved in NDT.

Course Content:
  • Introduction to Liquid Penetrant Testing
  • Introduction to Magnetic Particle Testing
  • Introduction to Electromagnetic Testing
  • Introduction to Ultrasonic Testing
  • Introduction to Radiographic Testing
  • Introduction to Visual Testing
About the Instructor:

Mr. Heng KW, G-Mech Services
Mr Heng holds a MSc., BSc. (Hons) and WSQ Advanced Certificate in Training & Assessment. He is a Fellow of British Institute of Non-Destructive Testing (F Inst NDT) and an ICAS Coating Inspector Level 1 & 2. He received a “Teacher of the Year 2001” Award by NTU for the School of Materials Science & Engineering and a “Distinguished Award” for Technical Assessors by SPRING (S) in 2014.

He has been involved with training and certification for several decades. He is currently a part-time lecturer in Non-destructive Testing for a Corrosion Engineering Course in the School of Materials Science & Engineering, NTU and a Technical Assessor in the Singapore Laboratory Accreditation Scheme (SINGLAS) of SPRING (S) for Non-Destructive Testing Laboratories (Industrial & Aerospace Sectors).

Mr Heng is very active as Chairman of the Documentation Committee, Chairman of the Board of Examiners and an Advisor for the Authorised Training Body for the establishment of the Common Welder Certification Scheme (CWCS) of the Asian Welding Federation (AWF) in Asia. From 2005 to 2011, he was a Member of IIW Working Group IAB/A: “Education, Training and Qualification” of the International Authorisation Board (IAB) of the International Institute of Welding (IIW) and Chief Executive of Singapore Welding Society (SWS) Authorised National Body of the International Institute of Welding. He was President of the Singapore Welding Society from 1987 – 1991.

His previous positions associated with Non-Destructive Testing were Technical Consultant (NDT/Inspection) in the Mechanical Technology Division, Setsco Services Pte Ltd (2005 – 2011), Senior Lecturer & Associate Professor in the School of Materials Science & Engineering, NTU (1991 – 2004) and Senior Officer, Head of Non-Destructive Testing & Metallurgy Section, Director of Materials Technology Application Centre & Technology Specialist, SISIR (1969 – 1989).

*Note: AAIS reserves the right to adjust the course pricing and to re-schedule or cancel any course due to unforeseen circumstances, course commencement is subject to minimum class size requirements.
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G-MECH Services is an Outside Agency approved by the Singapore National Aerospace NDT Board to conduct Training and Examinations in accordance with Employer-Based EN 4179 and NAS 410 qualification schemes.