Eddy Current / Adv. Thread Inspection

The ONLY AUTHORIZED Visual Plus 3 training course. AIT, the developer of the Visual Plus 3, has endorsed this program for proper training of their instrument.

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One of the dangers of high pressure cylinders is ruptures due to cracks. Locating the cracks should be of primary concern for any cylinder inspector. Our Advanced Thread inspection course takes an inspectors basic knowledge of cylinder inspections and focuses solely on the thread area. The course covers the types of cracks and their causes. The course then uses advanced tools to properly identify cracks versus tap stop marks. Finally,  the course concludes by confirming the cracks and locations using the AIT Visual Plus 3 eddy current instrument.

U.S. federal law requires that certain high pressure cylinders REQUIRE eddy current testing. This course is compliant with federal law and meets the requirements for inspectors and hydrostatic requalifiers.

The course covers:

  • Threads
    • Types and proper sizing
  • The three types of cracks
    • SLC
    • SCC
    • Torque
  • Review advanced inspection tools
  • Review setup and operation of the AIT Visual Plus 3 eddy current instrument

At the completion of the course the student will receive two certifications:

  1. Certificate from AIT stating the student has proper knowledge of the Visual plus instrument
  2. Certifcate from International Training  - showing a completed course through an international training organization with the backing of Lloyds of London insurance.