NDT Training Courses

NDT Courses

SIGS conducts level I& II NDT trainings in line with the requirements of ASNT SNT-TC-1A and SIGS Written Practice.

The courses are conducted by a fully qualified ASNT level III Instructor, permanently employed with SIGS.

The courses are generally divided into 3 sections as follows:

  • Part I: General Theory (classroom based)
  • Part II : Familiarization with the applicable NDT standard requirements (classroom based)
  • Part III : A Field Practical Session

Part I of each course generally follows a simple outline:

  • Introduction
  • Basic Concepts & Principle of Operation
  • Common Applications
  • Applicable Standards

Each course is normally concluded with a three-part exam in line with the above course format.


A brief outline of what each course entails is as below:

Magnetic Particle Testing - MPT

This course aims at teaching students the basics of magnetism and its applications in the testing of manufactured ferromagnetic materials or components, with an emphasis on components associated with Oil & Gas drilling activities.

The course typically runs for approximately 3 days.


Liquid Penetrant Testing – LPT

This course aims at teaching students the basics of LPT and its applications in the testing of manufactured ferromagnetic & non-ferromagnetic materials or components, with an emphasis on the latter.

The course typically runs for approximately 3 days.





Visual Inspection - VT

This course aims at teaching students the basics of visual and optical testing and its applications in the testing of a wide variety manufactured components with an emphasis on components associated with Oil & Gas drilling activities.

The course typically runs for approximately 3 days.



Ultrasonic Inspection – UT

The course aims at teaching students the general principles of ultrasound with a key emphasis on conventional UT i.e. thickness gaging, Longitudinal wave and shear wave applications on steel fabricated components associated with Oil & Gas drilling activities.

The course typically runs for approximately 5 days.




Eddy Current Inspection – EC

The course aims at teaching students the general principles of eddy current testing of metallic materials with a focus on conductive components preferably of the non-magnetic category.

The course typically runs for approximately 5 days.







Electromagnetic Inspection – EMI

The course aims at teaching students the general principles of electromagnetic testing of round section steel components based on the basic concept of electromagnetic induction. Main emphasis will be on components associated with Oil & Gas drilling activities. The course on Drill Pipe Tubular Goods – DPTG – focuses mainly on the application of EMI in the rapid scanning of lengthy steel drill pipe sections to detect surface based ID and OD flaws.

The course typically runs for approximately 5 days.