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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

    • Certification requirements for Level I, Level II and Level III reviewed
    • Theory Of Sound
    • Basic Physics of Ultrasound
    • Concepts of Amplitude, Velocity, Wave Modes, Ultrasound Wave Transmission and Effects
    • Effectiveness of Airborne Ultrasound
    • Typical Applications Overview
    • Technology Integration
    • Equipment/Instrument/Software Overview
    • Generalized methods of recording and reporting inspection results

    Day 2: Leak Detection

    Leak Detection

    • Concepts of Leak Detection
    • Fluids Defined
    • Leak Rates
    • Acoustic Properties of a Leak
    • Types of Leaks
    • Leak Strategies

    Leak Detection Methods

    • Pressure
    • Vacuum
    • Ultrasonic Sound Generation
    • Liquid Leak Amplification
    • Gross-to-Fine Method
    • Leak Confirmation Methods
    • Working in Noisy Environments
    • Shielding Techniques
    • Inspecting Heat Exchangers

    Conducting a Compressed Air Leak Survey

    • Determining CFM loss
    • Computing energy savings
    • Carbon footprint reduction
    • Recording and reporting survey results

    Day 3: Electrical Inspection & Introduction to Mechanical Inspection

    Electrical Inspection:

    • Safety Considerations
    • Overview of Types of Electrical Equipment
    • Voltages Defined
    • Acoustic Effects Versus Heat Generated Defects
    • Integration of Ultrasound and Infrared Methods
    • Detection Methods for High Voltage Equipment
    • Overview of Equipment for High Voltage Inspection
    • Detection Methods
    • Confirmation Methods
    • Substation Inspection
    • Radio Frequency Interference
    • Television Frequency Interference Detection Methods
    • Spectral Analysis of Common Electric Emissions

    Contact Approach

    • Mechanical Inspection Overview
    • Valves
    • Compressor Inspection
    • Hydraulic Valves

    Day 4: Steam Traps Inspection & Mechanical Inspection

    Steam Trap Inspection:

    • Steam Applications
    • Steam Trap Types
    • Acoustic Properties
    • Inspection Techniques
    • Recording and Reporting

    Mechanical Inspection:

    • Considerations of Ultrasonic Generation
    • Strategies of Mechanical Inspection
    • Review of Proactive and Predictive Maintenance Concepts
    • Generic Trouble Shooting Methods
    • Generic Trending Methods
    • Inspection of Compressors
    • Gears, Pumps, Motors, Fans
    • Isolating Sound Sources
    • Bearing Inspection/Trending Concepts
    • Condition Based Lubrication
    • Lubrication Starvation
    • Over Lubrication
    • Levels of Failure
    • Monitoring
    • Data Logging
    • Sound Analysis and Recording Methods
    • Sound Spectral Analysis
    • Data Management
    • Recording and Reporting Results

    Day 5: Summary and Exam

    • Review of Airborne Ultrasound Technology, Applications and Methods
    • Practical Experience Review
    • General, Specific and Practical Examination