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    Non-destructive testing - Qualification and certification of personnel

    Available format(s):  Hardcopy, PDF 1 User, PDF 3 Users, PDF 5 Users, PDF 9 Users

    Superseded date:  30-06-2017

    Language(s):  English

    Published date:  01-01-2002

    Publisher:  Standards Australia

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    1 - AS 3998:2002 NON-DESTRUCTIVE TESTING - QUALIFICATION AND CERTIFICATION OF PERSONNEL
    4 - PREFACE
    5 - CONTENTS
    6 - INTRODUCTION
    7 - 1 Scope
    7 - 2 Normative reference
    8 - 3 Terms and definitions
    8 - 3.1 authorized qualifying body
    8 - 3.2 candidate
    8 - 3.3 certificate
    8 - 3.4 certification body
    8 - 3.5 certification
    8 - 3.6 employer or responsible agency
    8 - 3.7 examination, basic
    8 - 3.8 examination centre
    8 - 3.9 examination, general
    8 - 3.10 examination, job-specific
    9 - 3.11 examination, main method
    9 - 3.12 examination, practical
    9 - 3.13 examination, qualification
    9 - 3.14 examination, specific
    9 - 3.15 examiner
    9 - 3.16 experience
    9 - 3.17 industrial sector
    9 - 3.18 NDT instruction
    9 - 3.19 NDT method
    9 - 3.20 NDT procedure
    9 - 3.21 NDT technique
    10 - 3.22 NDT training
    10 - 3.23 operating authorization
    10 - 3.24 qualification
    10 - 3.25 significant interruption
    10 - 3.26 supervision
    10 - 3.27 test specimen
    10 - 3.28 trainee
    10 - 4 Abbreviations
    11 - 5 Levels of competence (NDT levels)
    11 - 5.1 Classification
    11 - 5.2 NDT level 1
    11 - 5.3 NDT level 2
    11 - 5.4 NDT level 3
    12 - 6 Responsibilities
    12 - 6.1 General
    12 - 6.2 Certification body
    13 - 6.3 Authorized qualifying bodies
    13 - 6.4 Examination centres
    13 - 6.5 Employer or responsible agency
    14 - 7 Eligibility
    14 - 7.1 Eligibility for examination
    14 - 7.1.1 NDT training - level 1 and level 2
    14 - 7.1.2 Training - level 3
    14 - 7.2 Eligibility for certification
    14 - 7.2.1 NDT experience - level 1 and level 2
    15 - 7.2.2 NDT experience - level 3
    15 - 7.2.3 Vision requirements - all levels
    16 - 8 Qualification examination
    16 - 8.1 Examination content and grading for level 1 and level 2
    16 - 8.1.1 General examination
    17 - 8.1.2 Specific examination
    17 - 8.1.3 Practical examination
    18 - 8.1.4 Grading of the level 1 and level 2 qualification examination
    18 - 8.2 Examination content and grading for level 3
    18 - 8.2.1 Basic examination
    20 - 8.2.2 Main method examination
    20 - 8.2.3 Grading of level 3 qualification examinations
    20 - 8.3 Conduct of examinations
    21 - 8.4 Re-examination
    21 - 8.5 Examination exemptions
    21 - 9 Certification
    21 - 9.1 Issuing of certificates
    21 - 9.2 Requirements on certificates and wallet cards
    22 - 10 Certification validity and renewal
    22 - 10.1 Validity
    22 - 10.2 Renewal
    22 - 10.3 Recertification
    23 - 11 Files
    24 - Annex A - Suggested industrial sectors
    25 - Annex B - Technical knowledge of NDT personnel
    25 - B.1 General
    25 - B.2 Bibliographic references
    26 - Annex C - Examples of structured credit systems for level 3 recertification
    26 - C.1 Credit system 1
    26 - C.1.1 General
    26 - C.1.2 Definitions
    26 - C.1.3 Requirements
    27 - C.2 Credit system 2

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    Established a system for the qualification and certification, by a certification body, of personnel to perform industrial non-destructive testing (NDT) using any of the following methods: eddy current testing, liquid penetrant, magnetic particle testing, radiographic testing and ultrasonic testing. This Standard is identical with and has been reproduced from ISO 9712:1999.

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    1.1 This International Standard establishes a system for the qualification and certification, by a certification body, of personnel to perform industrial non-destructive testing (NDT) using any of the following methods:a) eddy current testing;b) liquid penetrant testing;c) magnetic particle testing;d) radiographic testing;e) ultrasonic testing.1.2 The system described in this nternational Standard may also apply to visual inspection (VT), leak testing (LT), neutron radiography (NT), acoustic emission (AT) and other NDT methods where independent certification programmes exist.1.3 Where latitude is provided in the criteria within this International Standard, the certification body shall have the final decision in determining specific requirements.

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    Committee MT-007
    Document Type Standard
    Publisher Standards Australia
    Status Superseded
    Superseded By
    Supersedes
    Under Revision

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    First published as AS 3998-1992.Second edition 2002. First published as AS 3998-1992. Second edition 2002.

    Standards Referencing This Book - (Show below) - (Hide below)

    AS 2452.1-2004 Non-destructive testing - Determination of thickness Determination of wall thickness of pipe by the use of radiography
    AS 3507.1-2003 Non-destructive testing Guide to radiography for ferrous castings
    AS 3533.3-2003 Amusement rides and devices In-service inspection
    AS 4544-2005 Non-destructive testing - Eddy current testing for the detection of surface flaws - Ferromagnetic and non-ferromagnetic metallic products
    AS 3978-2003 Non-destructive testing - Visual inspection of metal products and components (Reconfirmed 2022)
    AS 3669-2004 Non-destructive testing - Qualification and registration of personnel - Aerospace
    AS 3507.2-2003 Non-destructive testing - Radiographic determination of quality of ferrous castings
    AS 3507.2-2006 Non-destructive testing Radiographic determination of quality of ferrous castings
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