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Birring NDE Center, Houston, Texas    Terms of Use          Print flyer
NDT Training School UT, MT, PT, ECT, RT and VT  
Emphasis on Practicals . Training available Worldwide OVER 3000 CERTIFIED

TENTATIVE SCHEDULE for SNT-TC-1A Level I and II NDT Training School. Training as per SNT-TC-1A or NAS410

2014 SCHEDULE

  MON TUE WED THU FRI
Apr 21-25 Intro to NDT

VT I & II

 

 

Apr 28-May2 MT I & II PT I & II
RT-FI II Ltd
MT I & II - NAS 410  
May 5-9 Ultrasonic Testing I
Eddy Current Testing I
May 12-16 Ultrasonic Testing II*
Eddy Current Testing II*
May 19-23 Phased Array UT (40 hrs)

VT I & II

PT I & II - NAS 410

Intro to NDT

May 27-30
(Mon - Holiday)
MT I & II (Tue-Wed) PT I & II
RT-FI II Ltd (Tue-Fri)
MT I & II - NAS 410 (Tue-Thu)  
Jun 2-6 Ultrasonic Testing I
Eddy Current Testing I
Jun 9-13 Ultrasonic Testing II*
Eddy Current Testing II*
Jun 16-20 Phased Array UT (40 hrs)

VT I & II

PT I & II - NAS 410

Intro to NDT

Jun 23-27 MT I & II PT I & II
RT-FI II Ltd
MT I & II - NAS 410  
Jun 30-Jul3
Jul 4-holiday
Ultrasonic Testing I (10 hrs/day)
Eddy Current Testing I (10 hrs/day)
Jul 7-11 Ultrasonic Testing II*
Eddy Current Testing II*
Jul 14-18 Phased Array UT (40 hrs)

VT I & II

PT I & II - NAS 410

Intro to NDT

Jul 21-25 MT I & II PT I & II
RT-FI II Ltd
MT I & II - NAS 410  
Jul 28-Aug2 Ultrasonic Testing I
Eddy Current Testing I
Aug 4-8 Ultrasonic Testing II*
Eddy Current Testing II*
Aug 11-15 Phased Array UT (40 hrs)

VT I & II

PT I & II - NAS 410

Intro to NDT

Aug 18-22 MT I & II PT I & II
RT-FI II Ltd
MT I & II - NAS 410  
Aug 25-Aug29 Ultrasonic Testing I
Eddy Current Testing I
Sep 2-5
Sep 1 Holiday
Ultrasonic Testing II* (10hrs/day)
Eddy Current Testing II* (10hrs/day)
Sep 8-12 Phased Array UT (40 hrs)

VT I & II

PT I & II - NAS 410

Intro to NDT

Sep 15-19 MT I & II PT I & II
RT-FI II Ltd
MT I & II - NAS 410  
Sep 22-26 Ultrasonic Testing I
Eddy Current Testing I
Sep 29-Oct3 Ultrasonic Testing II*
Eddy Current Testing II*
Oct 6-10 Phased Array UT (40 hrs)

VT I & II

PT I & II - NAS 410

Intro to NDT

Oct 13-17 MT I & II PT I & II
RT-FI II Ltd
MT I & II - NAS 410  
Oct 20-24 Ultrasonic Testing I
Eddy Current Testing I
Oct 27-31 Ultrasonic Testing II*
Eddy Current Testing II*
Nov 3-7 Phased Array UT (40 hrs)

VT I & II

PT I & II - NAS 410

Intro to NDT

Nov 10-14 MT I & II PT I & II
RT-FI II Ltd
MT I & II - NAS 410  
Nov 17-21 Ultrasonic Testing I
Eddy Current Testing I
Nov 23-26
Nov 27-28 Holiday
Ultrasonic Testing II* (10hrs/day)
Eddy Current Testing II* (10hrs/day)
Dec 1-5 MT I & II PT I & II
RT-FI II Ltd
MT I & II - NAS 410  
Dec 8-12 Ultrasonic Testing I
Eddy Current Testing I
Dec15-19 Ultrasonic Testing II*
Eddy Current Testing II*
Dec 22-Dec24 MT I & II (10hrs/day)
PT I & II  

VT I & II

Christmas

  MON TUE WED THU FRI

Methods, Level, Training Hours, Days and Fees

METHOD  LEVEL Hrs Days Fees
Magnetic Particle Testing I and II (SNT) 24 hrs 3 days $ 695
Penetrant Testing I and II (SNT) 16 hrs 2 days $ 595
Ultrasonic Testing I (SNT) 40 hrs 5 days $ 1095
Ultrasonic Testing2 II (SNT) 40 hrs 5 days $ 1095
Phased Arrays (one week)5   40 hrs 5 days $ 1450
Phased Arrays II5 II (SNT) 80 hrs 10 days $ 2450
TOFD6   40 hrs 5 days $ 1450
UT-Thickness A-Scan1 II Limited (SNT) 24 hrs 3 days $ 695
RT Film Interpretation II Limited (SNT) 40 hrs 5 days $ 1095
Visual Testing I and II (SNT) 24 hrs 3 days $ 695
Eddy Current Testing I (SNT/NAS) 40 hrs 5 days $ 1195
Eddy Current Testing2 II (SNT/NAS) 40 hrs 5 days $ 1195
Magnetic Particle Testing I and II (NAS) 32 hrs 4 days $ 1095
Penetrant Testing I and II (NAS) 32 hrs 4 days $ 1095
Ultrasonic Testing I (NAS) 40 hrs 5 days $ 1195
Ultrasonic Testing2 II (NAS) 40 hrs 5 days $ 1195
Intro to NDT   40 hrs 5 days $ 1650
NDT Level III Refresher UT, MT, PT or ET III R 8 hours 1 day $ 595
         

* Important Notes:
1. UT Level I pre-requisite NOT required for UT II Limited Thickness A-Scan Class
2. Level I pre-requisite required for UT II and ET II
3. MT, PT and VT Classes combine Level I and II in one single class
4. Fees include General, Specific and Practical tests for Level I and II SNT-TC-1A classes
5. The second week of the Phased Array class will include training on UT in lieu of RT. UT Level I and II prerequisite for Phased Array Training.
6. UT Level I and II prerequisite for TOFD Training.

Training dates are subject to change or cancellation.
Training Program is as per Section 7.0 of SNT-TC-1A, 2011

FEE PAYMENT REQUIREMENTS
1. All Fees must be paid before the start of the class. POs are acceptable from Business accounts.
2. Students will not be allowed to take the class if either the fee is not paid in full or the PO is not received.
3. Certificates will be issued only after receipt of full payment.
4. A $200 deposit is required to book your place in the class. POs are acceptable from Business accounts.
5. DO NOT Send credit card numbers via email

REGISTRATION
You may register for a class online by clicking here or on the phone by calling (281) 488-8944.

see also what is NDT Level II ?

ULTRASONIC TESTING CLASSES
Students taking the Ultrasonic Testing I and II must bring scientific calculators. We also suggest that they review the math refresher before attending the class.

CLASS TIMINGS
Training classes in the NDE office run from 7:30 am to 4:00 pm.

TRAINING ON AN AS NEED BASIS- US and WORLDWIDE
Non-destructive Testing Training can also be scheduled on an as needed basis if there is a minimum of four students. We have provided training all over US and world-wide. In 2012 we provided Visual Training for NASA Ames, Moffett Field, CA and Fundamentals of NDT Training for OMV Petrom, Bucharest, Romania
Call 832-533-8366 or email nde@nde.com to schedule training.

NDT Training as per SNT-TC-1A 2011 Edition
The required training hours for SNT-TC-1A  can be found in the table. The table provides the total training hours for certification towards Level I and Level II. For example, for MT Level II certification requires a total of 20 hours. Training Program is described in Section 7.0 of SNT-TC-1A 2011. see also what is Written Practice


NDT Training as per NAS 410
The required training hours for NAS410  can be found in the table. NAS 410 requires more hours for MT and PT as compared to SNT-TC-1A. Higher fees apply to NAS410 training. see fees

Level III Refresher Classes - III R
These classes are for students who are preparing for ASNT Level III exams as well as for Level IIs who want to cover more advanced topics. Classes are held every Friday

Training Program Notes
1.
Certification of all levels of NDT is the responsibility of the employer (9.1 of SNT-TC-1A, 2011)
2. Our training Program is as per Section 7.0 of SNT-TC-1A, 2011
3. Employers must meet all other requirements to include education, experience and examinations for complete certification as per sections 6.0 and 8.0 of SNT-TC-1A. see NDT Certification

COURSE OUTLINES
Nondestructive Testing Training Courses meet the ASNT SNTC-1A guidelines. Training is conducted by qualified ASNT level III instructors. Training includes theory, techniques, applications, practicals, and procedures. Our courses make reference to ASTM standards, ASME and AWS Codes.

Click on the links below to view course outlines.

NDT Training Videos
Short videos on Introduction to NDT techniques are at videos

Magnetic Particle Testing Training Level I and II
Liquid Penetrant Training Level I and II
Ultrasonic Testing Training Level I
Ultrasonic Testing Training Level II
Ultrasonic Testing - Thickness Level II Ltd
Eddy Current Training Level I
Eddy Current Training Level II
Visual and Optical Testing Training Level I and II
RT II Limited Film Interpretation
Intro to NDT (PT, MT, RT, UT, ET and VT)

Phased Arrays UT Level II
Time of Flight Diffraction (TOFD)
NDT Level III Refresher
High Temperature Hydrogen Attack (HTHA) Detection
Radiography Film interpretation

Click here to view a sample NDT training certificate.

LEVEL III SERVICES:
Birring NDE Center also provides NDT Level III Services to include  Level III Assignment, preparation of NDT Written Practice, preparation of NDT Procedures, audits, etc.

Birring NDE Center also offers on-site training. We have conducted liquid penetrant testing, magnetic particle testing, ultrasonic testing, visual testing and eddy current testing training classes for clients in Texas, Louisiana, California, New Mexico, Washington, Florida, Ohio, Arkansas, and Oklahoma. Overseas, we have held in-house training classes for clients from Canada, Mexico, Japan, Taiwan, Korea, India, Pakistan, Qatar, and the Philippines. For training at your location and  more information, please contact us


Terms of Use - Web Site
This website is solely for informational purposes. In no event will this company be responsible for any loss or damages resulting from any viewer's use of these materials.

Neither Birring NDE Center nor any organization named in this website (1) makes any warranty or representation whatsoever, express or implied with the respect to the use any information, apparatus, method, process, or similar item disclosed on this web site including merchantability and fitness for for a particular purpose or (2) assumes responsibility for any damages other liability whatsoever (including any consequential damages, even if Birring NDE has been advised of the probability of such damages) resulting from your selection or use of any information, apparatus, method, process, or similar item disclosed on this web site.

 

 

CALL (832) 533 8366 to Register or click on-line registration.
Walk in registration available for classes highlighted in Blue
Classes start at 7:30 am
Employers Contact us for Certificate Verification
For latest updates

MT I and II (24 hrs) - $695
PT I and II (16 hrs) - $595
UT I or UT II (40 hrs each)- $ 1095 each
ET I or ET II (40 hrs each) - $ 1195 each
UT II Ltd Thickness (24 hrs) - $ 695
RT II Ltd Interpretation (40 hrs) - $ 1095
VT I and II (24 hrs) - $695
Phased Array (40 hrs) - $ 1450
Phased Array II (80 hrs) - $ 2450
(
New -includes UT in lieu of RT)
TOFD (40 hrs) - $1450
Intro to NDT - $ 1650
Level III Refresher - $ 595 (Every Friday)
On-Site Training - CALL


NDT Package A:
MT, PT, UT, VT (I and II): $ 3875
A saving of $ 300
NDT Package B:
MT, PT, UT (I and II): $ 3230
A saving of $ 250
NDT Package C:
MT, PT, UT, ET (I and II): $ 5370
A saving of $ 500
NDT Package D:
MT, PT, UT (I and II), PAUT II: $ 5530
A saving of $ 400
NDT Package E:
MT, PT, VT (I and II), RT-FI (40hr): $ 2830
A saving of $ 250
NDT Package F - special price:
MT, PT, VT, UT, ET (I and II
): $ 6565
Custom Package:
Make your own package with a
minimum of 4 classes within 4 months and get a discount. Call for details.

Fees includes General, Specific and Practical Examinations for SNT-TC-1A classes
(see fees for details)

2013 Highlights

Introduction to NDT Training for Shell Oil Company, Houston and Shell, Malaysia
Fundamentals of NDT II and III for OMV Petrom, Bucharest, Romania
Introduction to NDT Training in Houston for Technip, USA
Introduction to NDT Training in Istanbul for South Oil Company, Iraq.
2012 Highlights
Visual Training for NASA Ames, Moffett Field, CA
Fundamentals of NDT I for OMV Petrom, Bucharest, Romania

NDT Job Placement Web sites

www.ndt.org

www.inspectionjobs.com
www.rigzone.com
Recent Papers
Anmol Birring, Ram P. Samy and Stephen Rowland "Testing and Training of NDT Technicians" Materials Evaluation, September, 2011

Free NDT Training available in under developed  regions of the world
Birring NDE offers free training in under-developed areas. Please contact us directly for eligibility.

Working with Community Colleges
Anmol Birring "Exploring Careers in Math and Science" at the San Jacinto College, Houston, Oct 19, 2010
 

Anmol Birring presented "Careers in Inspections and NDE" at the Technology Campus of South Texas College, McAllen, Texas, May 20, 2010

Testimonials:

"Ram is an excellent instructor. He takes time to explain and really cares if you succeed. I'm looking forward to returning in the summer to take PT." -Claude Morrow Mar 2012

"Very pleasant class, the instructor was very informative and extremely knowledgeable on the subjects covered. I will certainly recommend these courses to others in my field."
-Joseph Mason Mar 2012

"I attended the Birring NDE Center to gain my phased array (QUPA) and shear wave certifications (QUTE) from API. I was very satisfied to learn that I passed both examinations. The instructors were very helpful. The hands on training provided by these instructors helped me pass these examinations"
Reginald Lemoine, Nov 2011

"I got a job as an aircraft maintenance inspector in Jacksonville, Florida. I will do eddy current inspections on parts and travel overseas to perform inspections. I would like to thank Birring NDE for a new beginning"
Anthony Pigrim, June 2011

"It's great to be taught from instructors that are very knowledgeable, skilled with the explanations, and most importantly have field experience and real world knowledge"
Marshall Correu, April 5-May 14, 2010

"I came to class with no experience and now I'm leaving with complete understanding of the method. My instructor took the time to explain in detail any questions of UT that I had, I am also glad that we had lots of actual hands-on training with our instructor over-looking and explaining everything we did. Thank you, and I am looking forward to my MT and PT classes 2 weeks from now. (Great Instructor)" Rufino Granados, May 3-14, 2010

"I liked that a majority of the time was for the practical. It prepares us for out in the field." Josh Block, May 10-14, 2010.

"I am very pleased ! My wife and I did research for 3 months and your system looked better and had more recognition in the industry than anyone else we reviewed. We (I) feel privileged to have been accepted to the and trained by Birring NDE Center", Earnest Epps, Jul 2, 2009

 "I was new to the field with no experience and the instructors made it very easy to understand. I feel confident that I can perform in the field with the training that I received from here. Even at times when I felt a little lost, the instructors did a very good job in clearing everything up for me" by Harry James, Jan 28, 2009


Industry needs NDT Technicians.
Individuals with a high school diploma who have a strong mechanical aptitude in working with tools are strongly urged to consider this technical field. A person with a high school diploma can go through basic NDT training in four weeks and start as a technician trainee. The technician can get fully certified as Level II as he attains on the job experience hours. See what is a NDT level II?.



Introduction to NDT training class for engineers and inspectors from Rhodia. The multimedia NDT training facility includes two class rooms with a total capacity of 32 students.


UT Shear Wave Training on test samples with embedded flaws. Weld flaws include cracks, slag, porosity, LOF and LOP. Training by Hemant Rawat, ASNT Level III


ECT Training on the Tube Test Bundle with defects. Inspectors are trained and tested to detect defects in tube free span and under baffles


Testing sensitivity and resolution of ultrasonic phased arrays.


Dr. Ram Samy, ASNT Level III Lead Instructor Conducts MT training at the Birring NDE Center, Houston



Hemant Rawat ASNT Level III teaching a class
 


Steve Rowland conducts UT, MT and PT training at the Birring NDE Center in Houston.
 

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Birring NDE Center
515 Tristar Drive
Webster, TX 77598
Phone: (832) 533-8366   
Fax: (281) 488-8485