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Overview

The comprehensive Level I training classes enable participants to significantly improve their predictive maintenance program and implement world class ultrasound programs at their facilities.

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

UE Systems’ Level I 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

  • Airborne/Structure Borne Ultrasound Technology
  • Leak detection, mechanical & electrical inspections
  • Compressed air leak surveys, condition-based lubrication, steam trap inspections, bearing analysis
  • How to improve asset availability and profitability
  • Reporting through specialized software
  • How to reduce and save on energy consumption.

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.

Price

UE Systems’ Level I courses have a cost of $1495.

Complete Program & Topics

Day 1: Introduction & Ultrasound Technology

  • Welcome & Introduction
  • Certification requirements for Level I, Level II and Level III reviewed
  • Applications
  • Sound Theory
  • Equipment Descriptions
  • Equipment Identification Exercise
  • Hands-On
  • Practical Test

Day 2: Leak Detection

  • Leak Inspection
  • Introduction
  • Theory – Leak Physics
  • Applications – Organizing and conducting a compressed air leak survey
  • Proper Equipment and sensor/accessory selection
  • Proper equipment Set up
  • Leak Inspection Techniques
  • Locating and measuring leaks
  • Documentation report generation
  • Practical Test

Day 3: Electrical Inspection & Introduction to Mechanical Inspection

  • Electric Inspection
  • Introduction
  • Theory – Physics of Electricity
  • Corona, Tracking & Arcing descriptions – Cause & Effects
  • Proper equipment and sensor/accessory selection
  • Proper equipment Set up
  • Techniques for safe inspection of energized electrical systems
  • Introduction to analyzing sound files, gauging severity of electrical anomalies
  • Case studies
  • Structure borne ultrasound theory
  • Troubleshooting valves, compressors, and hydraulic systems
  • Practical Test

Day 4: Steam Traps Inspection & Mechanical Inspection

Steam Trap Inspection:

  • Steam Physics; Steam Trap Overview
  • Proper equipment and sensor/accessory selection
  • Proper equipment Set up
  • Steam Trap Inspection Techniques
  • Practical Test

Mechanical Inspection:

  • Mechanical Condition Monitoring Inspection Physics
  • Proper equipment and sensor/accessory selection
  • Proper equipment Set up
  • Bearing Inspection / Condition Monitoring Techniques
  • Route Creation and Data Management
  • Practical Test
  • Exam Review

Day 5: Summary and Exam

  • General, Specific and Practical Examination