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198-Nondestructive Examination

By: Roger E. Cantrell, PE

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Course Objective

This continuing education course is written specifically for professional engineers with the objective of relating to and enhancing the practice of engineering.

Course Description

This is a Spotlight Course of the Week (Expires: 1/25/2019)
198-Nondestructive Examination

This course introduces the student to the basic concepts of six Nondestructive Examination (NDE) methods used in construction and periodic inspection of metallic products, e.g. building frames, bridges, piping systems, boilers, etc. The physical principle of each method is described. Advantages and disadvantages of each method are discussed and some examples of application are provided. Many applications involve NDE of welds and the student is referred to the SunCam companion course Welding Technology for further study.

Upon completion of this course, the student should be able to:

  • Understand the physical principles of six fundamental NDE methods
  • Understand the advantages and disadvantages of each method
  • Appreciate some of the considerations for applying each method
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Ray Taylor
12/05/2018
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This course provided a good background for non-destructive testing methods with an explanation about how each worked and the advantages and disadvantages of each. I will have a better understanding of what the vendors I might hire for such testing should be doing and recommending in my situations.
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Robert Sullivan
11/12/2018
Good overview of the various NDT methods and applications
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David Trimble
11/12/2018
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I've had to do field inspections and it's always good to know different ways to determine if something is wrong within the structure.
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Jerel Gilmore
09/28/2018
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Good course and comparative information.
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Steven Mastrangelo
04/21/2018
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Good overall course on NDE.
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Bill Pippine
02/14/2018
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Nice overview. I've heard the terms, but never knew what they really meant. Well worth the hour.
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Bobby Simpson
12/26/2017
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great refresher for a nde tech 35 years ago.
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R. Semenza
12/15/2017
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Very good introductory course. Enjoyed learning the non-destructive examination methods. Very well explained.
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Rich Stevens
11/16/2017
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I would give this course 5 stars. The material will give me the ability to discuss NDT testing credibly with my peers, and thereby open the door to further learning. In the near term, it will enable us to make effective NDT choices for our product lines.
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Jon Heath
10/04/2017
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Good summary of basic NDE methods. Concise but thorough.
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Chris Della Penna
07/20/2017
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Nice course. Simple and easy to understand. Covers the topic well.
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Jim Welch
07/09/2017
I rate this course very high---in a very focused presentation I expanded my insight to non-destructive testing beyond my knowledge of Ellipsometry. In my capacity of Patent Attorney I have done 180 (and counting) Patents for the J.A. Woollam Co. in that area. That background is what caused me to notice this course. I suggest this course should be expanded to include discussion of the non-destructive Ellipsometric approach to investigating materials as well. A discussion of Ellipsometry would fit right in.
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198-Nondestructive Examination
04/19/2017
Verified Buyer
Course met description of what would be covered. Good introduction to methodology and terminology.
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Don Williams
01/31/2017
Very good overview of fundamentals. Suggest adding examples and photos of each NDE type of test equipment and one or two items tested with explanation of testing results.
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Merwin W. Jones
01/30/2017
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Course is a good overview of the most common NDE methods. This course provides the best uses, and limitations of each method. The basic principle of each method is described so the student can understand why each method works.
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198-Nondestructive Examination
01/15/2017
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Adequate.
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William Henrie
01/07/2017
Good Basic Course, but a little more in depth follow up course would be useful for further information and uses of the various testing procedures. Examples of Film results, UT screens with notes, and MT patterns with explanation would be good.
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Bryant Lyle
12/30/2016
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Good Basic course
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Sebastien Templeton
12/30/2016
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Clearly explains the fundamental concepts of NDE
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Michael L Douglas
12/21/2016
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Good introduction to NDE
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John Ashelin
12/13/2016
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Good course
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Harry Howarth
12/13/2016
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Good presentation of the methods available for this testing.
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Tim Harvey
12/09/2016
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The summary of the six methods of NDE was well written and easily understood. The advantages and disadvantages of the various methods were clearly explained.
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Dennis Taylor
12/05/2016
This is a useful course providing an introduction to NDE. I would have preferred to see a bit more on specific uses of each method. For ECT, a picture of how the testing is performed would be helpful. I recommend the course.
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Lawrence Lippert
12/01/2016
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Since this is something I would rarely, if ever, do in my field, I found the course interesting and informative. I missed question 9, I think answer ... is acceptable, from reading the material, but would agree that ... is probably a better answer. Just a little "tricky".
A portion of the review was omitted because it addressed specific test questions and answers.
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Oliver Clemons
12/01/2016
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Interesting NDT course.
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198-Nondestructive Examination
11/29/2016
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not exactly in my field, but helpful
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Wendi L.
11/28/2016
Verified Buyer
Great! I learned more in this short course than I expected! Thank you for providing some history and context for these NDE methods!
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Robert Augustine
11/18/2016
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great course
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Dale Francke
11/11/2016
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Good general review or introduction to NDE methods and uses.
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ROHITKUMAR DESAI
11/05/2016
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Informative
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James Fawcett
11/05/2016
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Good course. Very straight forward.
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WILBUR GREER, JR.
11/04/2016
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Good overview course.
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William Young
11/04/2016
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Good course material and by adding more illustrations and diagrams, it will become an excellent course material.
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Yizhuo Chen
11/04/2016
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The course is interesting to someone who is not familiar with NDE methods. It is a nice introduction course.
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Frederick Burton
11/04/2016
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Basic information of rather technical subject provides a good overview for someone who might use it occasionally or rarely. Clearly presented and well-aided by diagrams
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David
11/04/2016
Good review of basics of Non-destructive testing.
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Craig Sivley
11/04/2016
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Good course on NDT with an overview of best methods for various types of applications
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Harold T. Snyder, P.E.
11/04/2016
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Good Class. I thought it was going to be a video and test. I have had to choose between the types of NDE.
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ALBERTO SOLANA
11/04/2016
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good basic understanding of NDE
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John Fuoto
11/04/2016
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I thought it was a good refresher course for me.
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Michael A. Chapman, P.E.
11/04/2016
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I found the course "Nondestructive Examination" to a very informative introduction to 6 types/methods of NDE. The material was concise, easy to understand, and included sufficient examples to explain the background physical/electrical principles that make these NDE methods work.
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Terry Willemin
11/04/2016
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Some spelling errors, e.g. planer instead of planar and some figures look like they were done in Paint with a mouse, but overall a good course.
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Joseph Mooney
11/04/2016
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Course was very informative and presented in an easy to understand way. Very worthwhile.
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Chuarles Klump
11/03/2016
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Good information!
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Alfred Herget
11/03/2016
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Good coverage of the different NDE methods available. The differences in NDE methods and the pros & cons are accurate to that utilized in the field or shop. Good overview and quite informative.
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Charles Braden PE
11/02/2016
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Good background for a branch of engineering I had little knowledge of. This course is recommended highly.
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Jason Chaikin
11/02/2016
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This course gave me useful tools for NDE in various materials and can be used immediately
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Gilbert Alligood
11/02/2016
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I took this course to learn about Non Destructive Testing for my personal information as a Civil Engineer. It covered the information very well. The information was clear to follow and understand.
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Warren M. Childress, PE
11/01/2016
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Excellent Course to make an engineer aware of basic Non-Destructive Testing
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Rick Doran
11/01/2016
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Easy, fast, and interesting reading. Good illustrations. Good refresher of the forgotten.
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Ollie Frazier
11/01/2016
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well written and enjoyable. thanks
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Doug
11/01/2016
Verified Buyer
All engineers should be familiar with basic NDE methods. The methods are relevant foe almost any manufactured or constructed product.
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Morgan Ray
11/01/2016
Excellent Summary of NDT methods. Good for new students and excellent refresher for experienced engineers.
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Ravi
10/31/2016
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good
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Curt Wasko
10/31/2016
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The course was a good introduction to the various methods available and where they are most effective.
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Fred Infortunil
10/31/2016
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Very informative - well done. Well written and easy to understand.
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John Huycke
10/31/2016
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This course was very brief. It is an important subject that deserves more material and more PDH's, but it was a free course, so I can't complain too much. It was a reasonable review of NDT techniques to have a basic understanding of how they work.
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Jeff
10/30/2016
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Good overview and explanations of NDE methods
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Gordon Holmes
04/17/2016
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Good course. I would have liked one that went into more depth.
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Nondestructive Examination Course Comments
Thomas Langley
12/19/2015
Verified Buyer
I thought the course was excellent with just the right amount of detail. I liked the course content and the diagrams were excellent to show how the test was performed and results captured. The Introduction was pertinent and a very good overview for the course. This was my first course with SunCam and I plan to take others. Thank you!
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Anonymous reviewer
12/09/2015
Good introductory and basic course for those in need of information concerning testing of materials of construction.
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anonymous
09/02/2015
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good coverage of available techniques
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anonymous
07/11/2015
I am sure it was me, but the course was difficult to read and understand.
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anonymous
02/21/2015
Good overview of non destructive testing methods.
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Don
02/13/2015
Course material is well written and provides a basic understanding of NDE techniques and when they are used. I found the diagrams useful in understanding the text material.
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anonymous
01/14/2015
informative and well presented
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Nondestructive Examination Course
W.S. Adam
12/29/2014
This course provides a good, basic understanding for nondestructive examination methods typically used in industry today.
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Richard Getz
11/28/2014
maybe spend more time on 'typical applications' where a specific technique has advantages over another method
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anonymous
09/29/2014
Of all online courses I've taken, this one is the best. It's very well written. Good overview of NDE is given in a very clear manner. Test is fair assessment.
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Price: $11.95
Special Price Expires: 1/25/2019
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Course Code: 100193-02
Course PDH Hours: 1
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  • Ohio rules allow only 6-hours of unsupervised online courses such as this course per license renewal period

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