First PCN examinations delivered in India
Meena International, located in Chennai, India, is the most recently approved PCN Authorised Qualifying Body and has just completed the training and examination of its first batch of candidates for ultrasonic testing of butt welds in plate and pipe. In total, twelve students attended the training course, and all had hands-on ultrasonic testing experience ranging from two to twelve years.
Based on the progressive assessment carried out during training, eight students were recommended to attempt the PCN examination, and seven of those passed this demanding assessment with the following outcomes: Six candidates were awarded passes in groups 3.1 and 3.2 (plate and pipe), one candidate was awarded a pass on group 3.2 (pipe) only, and one candidate failed the theory and NDT instruction writing examinations. All students expressed full satisfaction with the quality of training and with the available practical facilities.
For further information about training and PCN examination availability at Meena International, contact Kasi Viswanathan, Meena International, Royal 1st Cross Street, Avadi – Poonamallee Road, Paruthipet, Chennai 600 071, India. Tel: +91 (44) 2489 5392 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The British Institute of NDT's certification services are marketed under the PCN Scheme brand name. The PCN Scheme has built up an international reputation and the PCN logo signifies the highest standards in conformity assessment and certification. "Those who have successfully aspired to gain PCN Certification can be justifiably proud of their achievements," says John Thompson, Director, International Affairs for BINDT.
For more information about the PCN Scheme and the availability of training and examinations worldwide, visit www.bindt.org/certification/general_information