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Radiographic Film Interpretation of Weldments Training Course

February 25th & 26th, 2017

This two day (16 hrs.) course provides basic knowledge into how to effectively interpret radiographs of weldments.  Emphasis is placed on the radiographic image quality requirements of codes and specifications.  This course is practical in nature, utilizes classroom participation, and allows for hands on application in the review of radiographic film.

Course Objectives

This course will:

  • Discuss the attributes needed for acceptable radiographs

  • Explain various types of discontinuities in weldments

  • Explain acceptance criteria from various codes and standards

  • Apply various acceptance criteria for weld acceptance

  • Hands-on viewing and evaluation of radiographs

Who Should Attend

This course is designed for welding inspectors, auditors, supervisors, managers, engineers, quality assurance/quality control personnel, radiographic personnel, and others who desire to improve their skills in this area.

Course Notes

All attendees will be provided with relative technical notes and associated reference materials.

Course Program


Introduction to Basic Film Interpretation Principles

  • General principles of industrial radiography

  • Importance of knowing welding process

  • importance of understanding bevel design/joint preparation

  • Practical experience in viewing and reading radiographs

Description of Common Weld Discontinuities and Film Images

  • Inadequate penetration

  • Internal concavity

  • Incomplete fusion

  • Burn through

  • Slag inclusion

  • Porosity

  • Crack

  • Undercut

  • Weld spatter

  • Film artifacts

  • Other

Group Participation Exercises in the Detection, Identification and Evaluation of Common Weld Defects


Group Participation Exercises In the Detection, Identification and Evaluation of Common Weld Defects (continued)

Hands-On Application in Review of Radiographic Film

Understanding Codes, Standards and Specifications

  • Radiographic procedure requirements

  • Quality of radiographs

  • Use of IQIs (penetrameters)

  • Geometric unsharpness

  • Facilities for viewing of radiographs

  • Radiographic density

  • Radiographic techniques

Course Location

    • (To be determined)

Certificate of Completion

Certificates are given to all participants upon satisfactory completion of course.

Registration Fee

The registration fee for this course is $500

To register, complete the registration form, enclose payment, and mail to:

  • NDT Technical Services, Inc.

  • P.O. Box 721139

  • Houston, Texas 77272-1139

Mail all registrations at least two (2) weeks in advance of course. All registrations after that date must be confirmed by telephone.

To obtain a registration form email us: ndtservices@aol.com


For additional information, call: (281) 341-0469


Payment by check, money order or cash is due in full prior to the start of the course.


  • Cancellations made in writing and received between 5 to 15 working days prior to course will be refunded less $50 handling fee.

  • Cancellations received thereafter will not be refunded, and the full invoice fee will be payable regardless of whether or not you attend.

  • Substitutions may be made at any time.

  • Confirmation will be made in writing as soon as possible upon receipt of payment.  This confirmation will be sent to the address given on the registration form, unless otherwise indicated.

  • The organizers reserve the right to cancel any course due to insufficient enrollment.  In this event, fees will be refunded in full.  However, the organizers assume no liability for travel or any expenses other than fees paid.

Tax Deduction

An income tax deduction is allowed for educational expenses (registration fees and cost of travel, meals and lodging) undertaken to 1) maintain or improve skills required in ones employment or other trade of business, or 2) meet express requirements of an employer or law imposed as a condition to retention of employment, job status or rate of compensation. 


Up coming Training Classes

Radiographic Film Interpretation Training Class dates:

February 25th & 26th, 2017

Houston, TX


To request a registration form sends us an email!

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