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Phased Array Ultrasonic Testing (PAUT) – Welds - Appreciation eLearning Package

The Phased Array Ultrasonic Testing Appreciation eLearning package brings the student into contact with ultrasonic testing even if the testing is conducted by someone else. This could be ultrasonic testing equipment vendors, auditors or supervisors – anyone who works indirectly with ultrasonic testing

This eLearning package gives you 60 days access to the eLearning materials. The training is delivered step by step, one section at a time, but free of any time pressure to complete the individual modules. 

Students completing the full package will be awarded a Certificate of Satisfactory Completion.

The Phased Array Ultrasonic Testing (PAUT) Appreciation eLearning Package covers both manual and semi-automated PAUT and is divided in five modules:

  •  Module 1: Basic Ultrasonic Testing Principles

  •  Module 2: Phased Array Ultrasonic Testing Principles

  •  Module 3: Beam Steering

  •  Module 4: Beam Focusing

  •  Module 5: Optimizing Data Quality

Price - £350 + VAT

When you have booked your online training, you will receive an email notification with your login details.

Module 1: Basic Principles of Ultrasound Testing

  • NDT, sound and ultrasound, basic notions, waves, dB system

  • Probes, wedges   
  • Scans and views  
  • UT production, wave propagation, coverage, techniques  
  • Procedures and set-up
  • Calibration
  • Inspection and data management

Module 2: Principles Underlying Phased Array Ultrasound

  • History, multipoint source

  • Phased array hardware 
  • Scans and views specific to 0-degree phased-array, cursors and gates       
  • Production of phased-array ultrasound, focal laws, coverage
  • Phased array specific procedures
  • 0-degree set-ups
  • Calibration of a 0-degree set-up
  • Introduction to 0-degree scanning
  • Introduction to 0-degree data analysis
  • Interactive defect viewer: corrosion and laminations 

Module 3: Beam Steering in Phased Array Ultrasound

  • Introduction to beam steering

  • Scan and views specific to angle beam phased array

  • Scans and views specific to angled phased array

  • Beam steering theory and limitations

  • Angle beam set-ups

  • Calibration of an angle beam set-up

  • Introduction to angle beam scanning

  • Introduction to angle beam data analysis

Module 4: Beam Focussing

  • Introduction to focusing
  • Phased array probes
  • Multiple scans and views
  • Beam focusing theory and limitations
  • Choosing between focused and non-focused beams
  • Calibration with focused beams
  • Defects shape vs focal distance
  • Interactive defect viewer: welds defects      

Module 5: Optimizing Data Quality

  • Introduction to data quality

  • Selecting optimal hardware

  • Instrument limitations

  • Data quality theory and limitations

  • Optimizing set-ups parameters

  • Encoder calibration

  • Remote data analysis  

So that your computer can run the Phased Array eLearning modules you will need the following basic systems:

Operating System
Windows Vista 7, 8 or 10

Internet Explorer 11 or higher (PC)

Silverlight Plug-in

You can get the Silverlight Plug-in using the following link:

Internet connection:
2 MBIT/s


To get an idea of what you can expect when you begin the course, and view some helpful tutorial videos, click the link below:

View the course taster

Please use the latest version of the browser Internet Explorer with Silverlight installed to view the tasters. Videos are best seen in full screen mode, exercises must be in full screen mode to work.