Radiographic Film Interpretation (RI) Level-2

What is Radiographic Interpretation?

The Radiographic Interpretation course only covers the interpretation of the radiograph, therefore is suitable for personnel wishing to only interpret radiographs as opposed to creating radiographs via Radiographic testing.

What are the responsibilities of a individual who is certified to Radiographic Interpretation Level 2?

An individual certified to Radiographic Interpretation Level 2 has demonstrated competence to perform NDT according to Radiographic Interpretation procedures. Within the scope of the competence defined on the certificate, Level 2 personnel may be authorised by the employer to:

  • Select the Radiographic Interpretation technique for the test method to be used;
  • Define the limitations of application of the testing method;
  • Translate NDT codes, standards, specifications and procedures into NDT instructions adapted to the actual working conditions;
  • Calibrate and verify equipment settings;
  • Interpret and evaluate results according to applicable standards, codes, specifications or procedures;
  • Prepare Radiographic Interpretation written instructions
  • Carry out and supervise all tasks at or below level 2;
  • Provide guidance for personnel at or below level 2, and
  • Report the results of Radiographic Interpretation tests

Radiographic Interpretation Level 2 training at Cutech covers the following:

General Theory 

  • Introduction
  • Principles of Radiography
  • Image Formation
  • Films and Processing
  • Fundamental aspects of Radiographic Quality
  • Radiation Safety (see earlier syllabus)
  • Radiation Protection
  • Exposure Factors
  • Techniques
  • Radiographic Quality Assessment
  • Principles of Radiation
  • Nature and Properties of Ionising Radiation
  • Sources of Radiation for Radiography
  • Principles of Radiographic Image Formation
  • Radiographic Sensitometry
  • Relative merits of X and gamma rays
  • Exposure Factors
  • Techniques
  • Radiographic Interpretation
  • Basic Welding Processes

Product Technology

  • Fabrication defects
  • In-service defects
  • Stress relieving
  • Normalising

Specific Theory

Application of the Method to the Specific requirements of Cutech NDT Consultancy Services Ltd, in particular making reference to those Codes, Specifications, Procedures and acceptance criteria used by Cutech Quality Solutions Pte Ltd, including the relevant control checks.

We can provide Radiographic Interpretation training suitable for candidates working to an employer written practice based on SNT-TC-1A; EN4179 and NAS410.

We provide examinations for Radiographic Interpretation, including examinations for employer based schemes such as SNT-TC-1A, NAS410, EN4179, to Level 2.

The RI Level 2 examination includes a general theory paper, specific paper, and a practical exam.

The PCN requirements for Level 2 RI are: 40 hours training; and 6 months supervised work experience, to be obtained either before the examination, or within 24 months after passing the exam.

Once the 40 hours training have been obtained, the examination passed, and 6 months supervised work experience obtained within 24 months of passing the exam, PCN will issue certification.

To be eligible for the Level 2 examination, an eye test must be passed (near vision and colour).

The PCN requirements for Level 2 RI are: 40 hours training; and 6 months supervised work experience, to be obtained either before the examination, or within 24 months after passing the exam.

Once the 40 hours training have been obtained, the examination passed, and 6 months supervised work experience obtained within 24 months of passing the exam, PCN will issue certification.

To be eligible for the Level 2 examination, an eye test must be passed (near vision and colour).

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Bring some other form of identification showing a photograph, i.e. Passport or Photo Driving Licence.

All other equipment and training materials are provided by Cutech.

Protective gloves, protective eye glasses and plastic aprons are also available for the use of students.

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