SGS Provides Time of Flight Diffraction (TOFD) Training Courses in Spijkenisse, Netherlands and Shanghai, China

Shanghai, China (PressExposure) July 20, 2011 -- Due to the growing demand for Time of Flight Diffraction (TOFD) training, the SGS NDT Training and Examination Center in Shanghai, China offers regular EN473 conformant training courses for TOFD.

The next TOFD Level 2 training courses are scheduled for August 8-18, 2011 in Spijkenisse, Netherlands and from August 22 to September 1, 2011 in Shanghai, China. Following the end of each course, August 18-19 and September 2-3 respectively, an optional examination in accordance with EN473 and/or SNT-TC-1A is offered. The TOFD training course in the Netherlands will be held in Dutch, in accordance with EN473 and/or SNT-TC-1A certification schemes, whereas the course in Shanghai will be available in English, in compliance with EN473 and/or SNT-TC-1A.

Both courses are led by Mr. Norbert Trimborn, Strategic Business Leader Advanced NDT at SGS. TOFD courses organized by SGS are accredited by the British Institute of NDT (BINDT) and are in compliance with internationally recognized European and American standards.

TOFD Training Course Details

For the duration of the training courses, attendees will be provided with basic and advanced theory on TOFD applications and will learn about this NDT testing method in practice, including preparing and performing an inspection and data interpretation.

The total fee for the TOFD training course in Spijkenisse, Netherlands is EUR 2,750 per person and this includes the training, textbooks and lunches, but excludes the certification fee. The course in Shanghai, China costs USD 3,000 per person, including the training, examination fees, textbooks, lunches and PCN certification cost. Additionally, candidates can rely on SGS's support in arranging affordable accommodation and transportation to and from the hotel.

To obtain more information about the TOFD Level 2 training courses and to learn how to register, visit the SGS Training Calendar.

About the SGS NDT Training and Examination Center

The SGS NDT Training and Examination Center is a BINDT Accredited Training Organization (ATO) and an Authorized Qualifying Body (AQB) for TOFD. SGS trains and certifies people to the highest inspection standards and is qualified to conduct both the required pre-examination training and PCN examinations for Levels 1, 2 and 3.

The scope of NDT services offered by SGS covers both conventional and advanced NDT methods and they are all provided by qualified inspectors, in accordance with international standards. Courses and examinations are available in a variety of languages. The TOFD course can be conducted in Chinese, English, French, Spanish or Dutch as requested. Courses can also be organized at alternative locations.

For further information, please contact:

For the Netherlands

Stefanie van der Velde

Industrial Services

SGS Nederland B.V.

Postbus 200

NL-3200 AE - Spijkenisse


t: +31 (0)181 69 36 69

f: +31 (0)181 69 35 86

For China

Mimosa Chen

Administration Manager

NDT Training and Examination Center


2F, Building 8, 69 Kangqiao Industrial Park,

1159 East Kangqiao Road, Pudong District,

Shanghai 201319, P.R.China

t: +86 21 6119 6411

f: +86 21 6818 3265



About SGS NDT Training and Examination Center

SGS is the world's leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company. SGS is recognized as the global benchmark for quality and integrity. With more than 64,000 employees, SGS operates a network of over 1,250 offices and laboratories around the world.

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Press Release Submitted On: July 20, 2011 at 8:20 am
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