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Radiography Level 1

PREREQUISITE: Registrants must satisfy all prerequisites that pertain to this training course.

TRAINING OBJECTIVES:  This course provides the basic knowledge of industrial radiography to enable the graduate to conduct radiographic inspection to established procedures under the supervision of Level 2 or Level 3 personnel. The course includes hands-on experience in the use of x-ray radiography and darkroom techniques.

APPLICABLE STANDARDS: This course meets the training syllabus requirements of CAN/CGSB-48.9712, ISO 9712 and SNT-TC-1A.

DEFINITION OF LEVEL 1 PERSONNEL (AS PER CGSB): Level 1 personnel are defined as personnel who will carry out industrial radiography under the supervision of Level 2 or Level 3 personnel and will not be responsible for the radiographic method or technique to be used, nor for the assessment of radiographs.

  1. Introduction
    • History and use of penetrating radiation
    • Advantages and disadvantages of industrial radiography
    • Comparison with commonly used NDT techniques

  2. Fundamentals of Radiation Physics
    • Atomic structure
    • Electromagnetic energy
    • Electromagnetic waves and their properties
    • Isotopes

  3. Origin of Penetrating Radiation
    • X radiation
    • Gamma radiation
    • Ionization
    • Ions and ion pairs

  4. X-Ray Production
    • Characteristic and Bremmstrahlung X-Rays
    • Components and function of the industrial x-ray tube
    • Warm up and duty cycles

  5. X-Ray Beam Characteristics
    • Quantity
    • Quality

  6. High Energy X-Ray Sources
    • Types
    • Uses

  7. Mathematical Factors Governing X-Ray Exposures
    • Milliamperage - Distance Relationship
    • Time - Distance Relationship
    • Milliamperage - Time Relationship
    • Milliamperage - Time - Distance Relationship

  8. Radioactivity
    • Particulate, alpha and beta radiations
    • Industrial isotopes; their containers and projection
  1. Radiation Measurement
    • Intensity
    • Activity and specific activity
    • Half-life

  2. Radiographic Image Quality
    • Geometric principles
    • Radiographic sensitivity
    • Image quality indicators
    • Radiographic contrast
    • Subject contrast
    • Film contrast
    • Secondary radiation

  3. Film Processing
    • Film construction & classification
    • Darkroom facilities
    • Handling and storage
    • Film artifacts
    • Chemicals used and their purpose
    • Intensifying screens
    • Film holders
    • Manual and automatic processing

  4. Applied Radiographic Inspection
    • Use of x-ray exposure charts
    • Use of gamma-ray slide rule calculator
    • Use of x- and gamma-ray equipment and accessories
    • Film processing
    • Documentation

NOTES: Participants are requested to have a calculator capable of scientific notation.
Safety shoes are mandatory for all laboratory work.
Students must provide their Social Insurance Number to participate in labs.
Students must satisfy the math prerequisite.

Upcoming Course Dates
Radiography Level 1 Day Courses in Hamilton, ON :
October 2 - 6, 2017
Approved as a vocational program under the Private Career Colleges Act, 2005
Five Days (40 Hours)0 out of 12 seats takenPrice: $1190.00
January 29 - February 2, 2018
Approved as a vocational program under the Private Career Colleges Act, 2005
Five Days (40 Hours)0 out of 12 seats takenPrice: $1190.00
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