Course Overview

Category 1 Ultrasound Training Certification in Kirkcaldy

Location: John Smith Business Park, Begg Rd, Kirkcaldy KY2 6QP, Scotland, United Kingdom

(Course location in Kirkcaldy may be subject to change but you will be notified in advance should this happen)

Assessment: Course delegates must pass a written exam with a score of 80% or higher

Certificate Gained: UE Systems Category 1 Certification

Entry Requirements: Knowledge in Airborne/Structure Borne Ultrasound Inspection

Hearing acuity – Must meet the minimum requirement of one ear of less than 25 dBHL (with or without aid.)

Course Material Requirements: Laptop computers with Software downloaded from (FREE) and bringing your own Ultraprobe is highly recommended, along with Steel Toed Safety Shoes and Ultraprobe that will be used.

Book your place onto the Category 1 course in Kirkcaldy today by filling in our online booking form to the right, or by calling the team directly.

Course Details

The Category 1 Certification course is presented by experienced, technical experts in the field of Airborne/Structure Borne Ultrasound. The course is run over 5 days where you will learn in-depth about Ultrasound equipment so you can fully realise and implement the benefits of an ultrasound program in your workplace/business.

Throughout the 5-day course you will cover the following topics:

(See the bottom of the page for a day-to-day break down) 

  • All aspects of Airborne/Structure Borne Ultrasound Technology
  • Effective mechanical analysis, leak detection, electrical inspections
  • How to perform: compressed air leak surveys, condition-based lubrication, steam trap inspections, bearing analysis, electrical inspections
  • How to improve asset availability and company profitability
  • Improved techniques and methods for quality ultrasound inspection
  • How to enhance recording and reporting skills through our data management software and special analysis software
  • How to reduce and save on energy consumption

Should you bring your own laptop with you, it is recommended that you download the free software, available for download here.

Is this course right for me?

This course is ideal for inspectors seeking to advance their knowledge in Airborne/Structure Borne Ultrasound Inspection, supervisors, energy auditors, service company personnel who perform PdM, energy audits or leak detection for their clients and service personnel.

Certification and on-going requirements

In order to achieve an official certification, classroom training meeting the requirements of SNT-TC-1A must be completed along with successfully passing the General, Specific and Practical Quizzes, and Exam 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 (with or without aid.) Hearing acuity examinations must be documented annually. Documented experience signed by a supervisor or superior for 3 months or 210 hours.

Course Suitability

Category 1 Certification Course Break-down

Day 1: Introduction and Basics:

  • Certification requirements for Category 1
  • Review of Proactive and Predictive Maintenance Concepts
  • Typical Applications Overview
  • Theory Of Sound & Basic Physics of Ultrasound
  • Technology Integration
  • Equipment/Instrument/Software Overview
  • Generalized Methods of Recording and Reporting Inspection Results
  • Beginning of basic software integration

Day 2: Leak Detection:

  • Concepts of Leak Detection: Fluids Defined, Leak Rates, Acoustic Properties Leaks, Types of Leaks
  • Leak Detection Methods: Pressure, Vacuum, Ultrasonic Tone Test
  • 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
  • Software Download, Reporting
  • Hands-on Field Work
  • Quiz

Day 3: Electrical Inspection:

  • Safety Considerations
  • Overview of Types of Electrical Equipment
  • Definition of Electrical Discharges and Sound Recognition
  • Diagnosing Electrical Discharges with Frequency Analysis and Time Wave Form
  • Acoustic Effects Versus Heat Generated Defects
  • Integration of Ultrasound and Infrared Methods
  • Detection Methods for Electrical Equipment
  • Confirmation and Reporting Methods
  • Hands-on In Field Work
  • Quiz
  • Valves and Steam Trap Contact Approach

Day 4: Mechanical Inspection:

  • Strategies of Mechanical Inspection
  • Repeatability and Reliability
  • Bearing Inspection and Failure Modes of Bearings
  • Bearing Trouble Shooting Methods and Sound Recognition
  • High Speed versus Slow Speed
  • Bearing Comparison Methods
  • Bearing Trending Method with Decibel and Level of Failures
  • Data Logging, Data Management
  • Sound Recording
  • Basic Fault Frequency Analysis with UE Spectralyzer
  • Reporting
  • Conditioned Based Lubrication with Ultrasound
  • Over Lubrication/Under Lubrication
  • Sound Recognition
  • Gears, Pumps, and Cavitation
  • Hands-on In Field
  • Quiz

Day 5: (1/2 Day)

  • Review of Airborne Ultrasound Technology
  • Final Examination (2 hrs. 100 Questions)

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