Training and certification of NDT specialists.
The unique Russian and
International Center for training of specialists by the method of metal magnetic
An independent body for personnel certification in the sphere of
non-destructive testing "Energodiagnostika Co. Ltd" (Accreditation
Certificate No.NOAP-20119 (54) from October 13, 2006) operates in the
Basic directions of the Certification Center activity:
Practical and theoretical training and certification of NDT specialists
with issuing of Qualification Certificates of Rostechnadzor (Russian State
Engineering Supervision) in magnetic (metal magnetic memory method) and
ultrasonic methods by Levels I and II.
Scientific-research work and development of specialized techniques for
equipment inspection and life assessment.
Training in new technologies of products quality inspection and equipment
non-destructive testing using the method of metal magnetic memory is carried out
for specialists from any industries including specialists from machine-building
and metallurgical plants, companies and organizations.
Special attention the "Energodiagnostika Co. Ltd" Certification Center pays
to training of experts in the field of complex non-destructive testing of metal
components based on the complementary capabilities of the MMM method and UT. The
effectiveness of the NDT equipment increases greatly, when first the stress
concentration zones (SCZs) - the sources of damages - are detected by the MMM
method in the quick control mode, and then the inadmissible and developing
defects are detected in SCZs by means of the UT method.
Training is based on:
Normative-engineering documentation on certification of metal magnetic
memory method, as well as inspection instruments and personnel, agreed with
Rules of pipelines, boilers, vessels and other equipment safe
Techniques for equipment and structures inspection and life assessment in
power engineering, gas, petrochemical and other industries.
Techniques for machine-building products inspection at manufacturing
Instrument-computer diagnostic complex.
MMM-System and MMM-Lifetime software.
Practical training in application of techniques and instruments on
At present more than 1500 specialists in Russia, more than 300 specialists in
China, 70 specialists in Poland and more than 60 specialists in other countries
passed training in the method of metal magnetic memory.
Upon completion of training the Certificate of the due form is issued. For
issuing a Certificate it is necessary to submit 3 photos (size 3x4 cm); medical
reference; a copy of the Education Diploma; copies of Certificates in
non-destructive testing (if any); a reference from the place of employment
indicating the record of service in NDT and request for certification.
At primary certification Level I is assigned in case the record of service in
magnetic inspection is not less than 3 months and in ultrasonic inspection is
not less than 6 months. The certification by Level II can be performed if a
specialist is certified by Level I and has the record of service in magnetic
inspection not less than 9 months and in ultrasonic inspection is not less than
12 months. Specialists having experience in magnetic inspection of not less than
12 months and in ultrasonic inspection not less than 18 months may be certified
by Level II as well.