PCN Level 2 Ultrasonic Time of Flight Diffraction (TOFD)

Why should you attend this course?

This program run in partnership with Argyll Ruane IMechE, provides detailed information on the inspection of ferritic steel welds using the ultrasonic time-of-flight diffraction method. It is suitable for personnel with existing UT certification in welds and is recognized by PCN, providing excellent preparation for the Level 1 and 2 examinations.


10 days


IDR 56.500.000



Special Note

Candidates attempting a PCN examination must meet the PCN/GEN requirements. A minimum of 5 months of industrial experience is required

This TOFD welds course offers comprehensive information on inspecting ferritic steel welds using the ultrasonic time-of-flight diffraction method. It’s designed for individuals with current UT Certification in welds and is endorsed by PCN, ensuring thorough preparation for Level 1 and 2 examinations.

The course meets the required training hours outlined in PCN documentation, with a minimum of 40 hours for Level 1 and 80 hours for direct entry to Level 2. It utilizes cutting-edge technology design and Olympus TOFD equipment to deliver up-to-date training and practical experience.

  • Ultrasonic theory
  • Theory of diffracted ultrasonic waves
  • Digitisation principles
  • Hardware utilised in TOFD
  • Calibration/setting up of equipment
  • Extensive practical element
  • Analysis software
  • Analysis and interpretation
  • Reporting
  • Relevant standards/PCN documentation

Validated by BINDT and recognised by PCN

An individual certified to Ultrasonic TOFD Level 2 has demonstrated competence to perform NDT according to NDT procedures. Within the scope of the competence defined on the certificate, Level 2 personnel may be authorized by the employer to:

  • Select the Ultrasonic TOFD Technique: Choose the appropriate TOFD technique for the test method to be used.
  • Define Limitations: Determine the limitations of the application of the testing method.
  • Translate Codes and Standards: Convert Ultrasonic TOFD codes, standards, specifications, and procedures into TOFD instructions that are adapted to actual working conditions.
  • Set Up and Verify Equipment: Configure and verify the settings of Ultrasonic TOFD equipment.
  • Perform and Supervise Tests: Conduct and oversee Ultrasonic TOFD tests.
  • Interpret and Evaluate Results: Analyze and evaluate results in accordance with applicable standards, codes, specifications, or procedures.
  • Prepare Written Instructions: Draft written instructions for Ultrasonic TOFD testing.
  • Carry Out and Supervise Tasks: Execute and supervise all tasks at or below the Level 2 qualification.
  • Provide Guidance: Offer guidance for personnel at or below Level 2.
  • Report Test Results: Document and report the results of Ultrasonic TOFD tests.

PCN Certification is awarded once the student has demonstrated the required experience and training hours and has successfully completed the PCN examination:

Ultrasonic Time of Flight Diffraction (TOFD)

Level 2:

  • Training Hours: 40 hours
  • Experience: 9 months

Direct Access to PCN Level 2: Direct access to PCN Level 2 can be achieved by combining the experience and training hours of both Level 1 and Level 2:

  • Training Hours: 80 hours
  • Experience: 12 months

If you are looking to quickly gain the experience required for your certification, accelerated learning might be for you. Through this method, you can obtain up to 50% of the required experience.

  • Accelerated Learning:
    • 192 hours of training is equivalent to 960 hours of work experience.
    • This accounts for 50% of the 1920 hours of required experience needed for certification.

The price of training will vary depending on your specific requirements. Please contact us to discuss your needs and we will provide a tailored solution.

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Mick Mullins - IINDT Batam

Mick Mullins

Trainer, Examiner and Level 3 Consultant IMechE

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