Ultrasonic testing training suite revamped by IMechE ETS


Since the beginning of 2018, there have been a number of changes at IMechE Engineering Training Solutions (ETS) to improve the students’ training experience and ensure they are as well prepared for their examination as possible.

Ultrasonic testing experts Andrew King and Richard Horsfall are now heading up the new ultrasonic testing (UT) training suite at IMechE. They are supported by James Caruth and new starter Jordan Wood to provide expert knowledge and experience to those studying for their standard UT certifications and advanced methods such as phased array (PA) and time-of-flight diffraction (TOFD).

The ultrasonic training suite has always offered flexible start dates to meet the various requirements of technicians in any sector and now also offers very frequent UT phased array and TOFD courses.

IMechE has also announced that Craig Hobson has rejoined the organisation as Chief Examiner and is focused on both maintaining the company’s high standards and ensuring that students receive a positive examination experience, enhanced by recent investments in new training and examination samples.

Students benefit from free lunches, an improved break-out area featuring table football and table tennis and daily newspapers and, of course, the best training available to ensure that they are thoroughly prepared for their examinations.

Additionally, as part of an all-new course schedule, magnetic particle and penetrant testing courses are now continuously run back-to-back throughout the year.

Chris Kirby, General Manager, said: “We are making significant investments across the board at IMechE with the aim of making our student experience the best in the industry and I would invite all NDT technicians to book their next training course with us and benefit from best-in-class NDT training.”

The Engineering Training Centre in Sheffield was opened in 2015 and continues to be one of the NDT industry’s leading training centres. With state-of-the-art dedicated training facilities, it is located just outside Sheffield city centre with access to a range of local amenities.

IMechE Engineering Training Solutions (including Argyll-Ruane) is an accredited world-leading provider of NDT and ICorr coatings and inspection training, examinations and Level 3 consultancy services to individuals and organisations around the world.

A wholly owned subsidiary of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, IMechE ETS is a leader in developing new products and services to support the NDT community, such as online training and courses including pulsed eddy current and phased array: critical defect sizing.