Shanghai, China (PressExposure) May 12, 2009 -- Reacting to an increasing demand for qualified NDT inspectors, SGS established a Non-Destructive Testing Training and Examination Center in Shanghai, China. The SGS Training and Examination Center offers training and certification as well as examination opportunities for Non-Destructive Testing in accordance with worldwide standards.
For the first time the SGS NDT Training and Examination Center hosted a Time of Flight Diffraction (TOFD) Level 2 SNT training course. Candidates from all over the world were present. The course was conducted in cooperation with the SGS Global NDT â Special Examinations Center (http://www.ndt.sgs.com/ndt-corp.htm) in Netherlands.
Time of Flight Diffraction (TOFD) is a sensitive and accurate method for Non-Destructive Testing (NDT) of welds for defects. TOFD is a fully-computerized system which scans and evaluates discontinuities in terms of height, length, and position. Read more about the TOFD technique under: [http://www.sgs.com/ndt-time-of-flight-diffraction-tofd?serviceId=10134179&lobId=5550]
SGS hopes to offer a Personnel Certification in Non-Destructive Testing (PCN) TOFD course very soon in the future.
Beside Non-Destructive Training courses, SGS also provides a fully integrated service pack for its clients, combining Non-Destructive Testing Services, Inspection and Asset Integrity Management through its worldwide NDT network in over 30 countries.