NDT LEVEL III CONSULTING, RADIATION SAFETY, TRAINING SERVICES and QUALITY ASSURANCE
Outsource your nondestructive testing (NDT), radiation safety,
and quality assurance needs and gain success through
internationally recognized NDT Level III consulting services.
NDT LEVEL III CONSULTING
PQT Services, Inc. offers "outside NDT Level III"
services that include: personnel qualification services,
procedure development and review, third party overview, witness
and problem resolution.
Personnel qualification services include documentation
review, training (see description of training services below),
and qualification examinations.
Documentation review is performed to assure education,
training, experience and qualification examinations meet your
code, specification and client requirements.
Written general and specific examinations meeting your code,
specification or client requirements for each NDT method can be
developed and administered in accordance with ASNT Recommended
Practice SNT-TC-1A, ANSI/ASNT CP-189-2006, ACCP, MIL-STD-410E, and
Procedure development and review can be outsourced to
relieve the burden of finding the dedicated time needed to
accomplish such tasks. Industry experience combined with
extensive involvement with ASNT and ASTM standards development
ensures document(s) acceptable for use by your NDT personnel and
to your clients.
Third party overview, witness and problem resolution is
a valuable resource to ensure expected results and reduce
conflict. Outsourcing the overview or witnessing of quality
activities is cost effective in assuring that specification
requirements have been met. Third party services provides a
qualified, objective evaluation for problem resolution that is
usually acceptable to clients and reduces the potential conflicts
of direct involvement with customers. Independent reviews are
valuable to support critical decisions. Recommendations will
identify significant opportunities for improvement. An extensive
background with ASTM, ASNT and the nondestructive testing
industry provides internationally recognized expertise.
Expert witness consulting for nondestructive testing offers
technical interpretations, opinions, and research services.
Registered in South Carolina and recognized as a radiation
consultant by many states, including New York and Florida,
radiation safety services are available that include auditing,
equipment inspections, licensing, and personnel training (see
description of training services below).
Audits include records and field operations review.
Inspection services include, quarterly and annual shielding
surveys, proper functioning of equipment, interlocks, alarms,
etc., calibration and leak testing.
Licensing activities include preparation of Operating and
Emergency Procedures, applications and amendments, and liaison
X-ray and gamma ray training is
regularly scheduled in Greenville, SC. Initial and
refresher training is available in-house;
proposals are provided upon request.
General NDT Level I, Level II, and refresher training is offered for Liquid Penetrant
(PT), Magnetic Particle (MT), Radiography (RT), Ultrasonics (UT),
and Visual Testing (VT) methods that follow the American Society
for Nondestructive Testing (ASNT) recommended training outlines.
The number of training hours for each course will satisfy all
nationally recognized personnel qualification documents, such as
Recommended Practice no. SNT-TC-1A 2006 Edition, ANSI/ASNT
Standard CP-189-2006, ACCP (ASNT Central Certification Program),
MIL-STD-410E, and NAS 410. You may register
online or by mail.
Specific training to meet code, specification, or client
requirements is available; proposals are provided upon request.
Quizzes are used throughout all training courses to assess
comprehension for each major section of training. Successful
course completion is based on satisfactory attendance and a final
examination score of at least 75%. Courses are registered for
Continuing Education Units (CEU) credit through ASNT. A
Certificate of Completion, issued by PQT Services, Inc., provides
a record of recognized training hours by a certified ASNT NDT
Level III for each successful student.
NDT Level I courses are designed to train individuals in the
basic theory and practices of the method. There are no training
or preparation requirements for students.
NDT Level II courses are designed for individuals who have
successfully completed an NDT Level I general training course or
equivalent. On-the-job experience in the method may enhance the
value of this training course, but is not a prerequisite.
Radiation Safety initial and refresher training for
Radiation Personnel, Radiographers and Radiation Safety Officers
(RSO) is regularly scheduled and offered in-house upon request.
PQT Services' radiation safety training courses comply with training
requirements specified in U.S. NRC and Agreement State radiation
Training courses are offered in Greenville, South
Carolina on a regular schedule throughout the year.
Please check the Training
Schedule portion of this WEB page for course
offerings, schedules and pricing.
In-house training is available and proposals are
provided upon request. General and specialized training can be
provided to meet specific employer requirements in accordance
with company procedures and/or Codes and Standards such as ASME,
Instructor qualifications include RT, UT, MT, PT and VT
and current certifications are maintained as an ASNT NDT Level
III and ACCP Professional Level III. Previous certifications
include American Welding Society (AWS) Certified Welding
Inspector (CWI) and NAVSEA 250-1500-1 Examiner. Company NDT Level
III certifications have been earned through extensive
examinations with such companies as, Fluor Daniel, Inc., Bechtel
Group, Inc., and AlliedSignal Aerospace as a Supplier NDT Level
Quality assurance services may be used for vendor
qualification and compliance auditing.
Vendor qualification audits are conducted in accordance with
codes, standards and client requirements. Checklists are prepared
according to ASTM E1359 - "Standard Guide for Surveying
Nondestructive Testing Agencies". Each audit report includes
an executive summary, audit findings, major items of concern and
recommendations for corrective action and vendor approval.
Compliance audits employ specification and procedure requirements
to establish checklists for procedures followed by a process
demonstration using actual products when available.