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Overview

You can complement your CAT I certification by attending one of UE System’s CAT II Ultrasound courses.

This training will give students a deeper and more advanced knowledge about how Ultrasound technology can take a maintenance & reliability program to a world-class level.

These are 32-hour courses: 4 days of theory/practice and half day for the summary and the exam.

UE Systems’ CAT II courses are in conformity with the requirements of the ASNT (American Society of Non-Destructive Testing) Recommended Practice, SNT-TC-1A and follows the guidelines of the ISO 18436-8, the standard for condition monitoring and diagnostics of machines.

General Topics

  • Sound Theory & Ultrasound principles;
  • Advanced Leak detection: pressure, vacuum, reporting & cost analysis, developing a compressed air program
  • Electrical Inspection: spectral analysis, developing an electrical inspection program
  • Valves Inspection: configure instruments, software for ABCD record keeping & reporting, review of compressor
  • Steam Traps: software for steam trap record keeping, data logging and stream cost analysis, review procedures
  • Bearings: monitoring, trending and lubrication, set up alarm groups and trend reports, bearing detection & lubrication programs
  • Student case history presentations

Requirements for Certification

  • Attend certification training and pass the General, Specific and Practical examinations with a score of 80% or better.
  • Documentation of education or experience must be maintained annually.
  • Hearing acuity must meet the minimum requirement of one ear of less than 25 dBHL at 500 Hz to 4 kHz (with or without aid.) Hearing acuity examinations must be documented annually.
  • Documented experience signed by a supervisor or superior for 6 months, additionally of the CAT I experience of 6 months, for a cumulative 12 months’ experience to qualify for official certification of CAT II.

Complete Programme & Schedule

Day 1

Sound Theory and Condition Monitoring

  • Ultrasound Theory
  • Low Frequency versus High Frequency
  • Sound Characteristics
  • Acoustic Impedance
  • Reflection, Absorption, Scattering, Attenuation, Inverse Distance Law
  • Sources of Ultrasound
  • Definitions of Frequency, Decibel, Sensitivity
  • Deeper Understanding of Heterodyning, Time Wave Form, FFT – Fast Fourier Transform
  • Decibel vs FFT/Time Wave Form

Condition Monitoring

  • Principals of Conditioning Monitoring
  • Thermography, Vibration Analysis, Oil Analysis, Motor Circuit Analysis
  • The P-F Curve
  • Equipment Condition and Times
  • Understanding Cost
  • Ultrasound in Condition Monitoring
  • Best Practices of Condition Monitoring (Following Procedure, Timelines, Criticality Analysis, Failure Mode Analysis, Route Building, Repeatability)

Ultrasonic Equipment

  • Equipment, Transducers, Heterodyning, Frequency Tuning
  • Airborne Ultrasound Equipment, Displays and Basic Operation, Modules, Dedicated Monitors, Tone Generator
  • Adjusting the Sensitivity of the Equipment, Checking Sensitivity of Equipment

Software

  • Data Management Software
  • Spectral Analysis Software

Practical Quiz of Day’s Lessons

Day 2

Data Collection

  • Best Practices of Data Collection
  • Data Collection with Airborne Structure Borne Ultrasound

Compressed Gas

  • Leak Inspection
  • Leak Inspection Strategies
  • SAFETY
  • Pressure & Vacuum Leaks
  • Procedure
  • Compressed Air Leak Survey
  • Reporting
  • Hands on Practice of Cost Analysis and Reporting

Electrical

  • Electrical Inspection
  • Analyzing Corona
  • Analyzing Tracking
  • Discharge Points of Tracking
  • Discharge Points of Arcing
  • Loose Vibrating Components
  • Performing Inspection
  • Establishing a Procedure
  • Important Considerations
  • Troubleshooting/Baseline Procedures
  • Trending Procedures
  • Hands on Practice of Analysis of different Electrical Anomalies

Practical Quiz of Day’s Lessons

Day 3

Valves

  • Cavitation in Valves
  • Flashing in Valves
  • Write the Procedure
  • Reporting

Steam Trap Inspection

  • Steam Trap Function
  • Type of Traps
  • Mechanical Trap
  • Inverted Bucket Trap
  • Float Trap
  • Float and Thermostatic Trap
  • Thermostatic Traps
  • Metal Expansion Traps
  • Balance Pressure Bellows
  • Bi-Metallic Trap
  • Thermodynamic Traps
  • Reasons Why Steam Traps Fail
  • Steam Trap Inspection
  • Safety
  • Hands on Practice with software of Steam Trap Analysis and Reporting

Practical Quiz of Day’s Lessons

Day 5

Bearing Inspection

  • Bearing Dynamics
  • What is a Bearing?
  • Bearing Failure Mechanisms
  • Bearing Inspection
  • Mechanical Testing Best Practices
  • Inspection Methods
  • Mechanical Inspection Trending

Recommended Procedure for Ultrasonic Analysis and Lubrication of Bearings

  • Basic Lubrication Principles
  • Lubrication with Ultrasound
  • Proper Steps Using Ultrasound to Lubricate
  • Over Lubrication
  • Lubrication Procedures
  • Mechanical Inspection Safety Tips

Hydraulic Inspection

Pumps and Cavitation

Gear Boxes and Using a Time Wave Form Spectral Analysis

Hands on Practice of DMS Route Building

Hands on Practice of UE Spectralyzer analyzing mechanical faults

Hands on Practice of Generating Reports

Practical Quiz of Day’s Lessons

Day 5

Review of Weeks Material for Final (45min)

2-hour Final Examination (60 multiple choice questions)