Penetrant Testing (PT)

Penetrant Testing (PT)

This course provides detailed theoretical and practical information on all the commonly encountered penetrant testing techniques. Candidates will have the opportunity to use the various techniques on welds, castings and wrought products.

This course is orientated towards candidate NDT inspectors.



  • Introduction to the penetrant method
  • Principles of penetrant inspection
  • Penetrant inspection equipment
  • Defect detection and evaluation
  • Penetrant techniques
  • Relevant standards
  • Reporting method
  • Material technology
  • Assessment of discontinuities


  • Acquaintance with the relevant equipment (penetrants, solvents, developers, UV-A lamps, etc)
  • Testing of several training samples with artificial and natural discontinuities
  • Location and assessment of discontinuities
  • Report
  • Comprehensive studies and practices


Upon completion of the training the participants can attend the exam for certification according to ISO 9712 and SNT-TC-1A.

Examinations are held in two stages, including written and practical. After the written exam is performed to calibrate the device with different probes and discontinues are determined on samples and the preparation of the acceptance report.

Providing sufficient success in the exam then awarded certificates.