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ASME BPVC.V-2015

MANDATORY APPENDIX II
SUPPLEMENTAL PERSONNEL QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS
FOR NDE CERTIFICATION
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(a) Level II practical examinations shall require at least
two test specimens, with each specimen containing a
minimum of two discontinuities.
(b) The employer’s written practice shall define the
grading criteria for all written and practical examinations.

This Appendix provides the additional personnel qualification requirements that are mandated by Article 1,
T-120(g), and which are to be included in the employer’s
written practice for NDE personnel certification, when
any of the following techniques are used by the employer:
computed radiography (CR), digital radiography (DR),
Phased Array Ultrasonic Technology (PAUT), and ultrasonic Time of Flight Diffraction (TOFD).

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GENERAL REQUIREMENTS

LEVEL I AND LEVEL II TRAINING AND
EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS

The following tables shall be used for determining the
minimum hours for personnel without prior qualification
in film, CR or DR techniques in radiography, and PAUT
and TOFD techniques in ultrasonics to be included in
the employer’s written practice. See Tables II-121-1 and
II-121-2.

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A Level III who fulfills the above requirements may perform examinations in the applicable technique.

II-124

LEVEL I AND LEVEL II EXAMINATIONS

TRAINING OUTLINES

II-124.1 Computed Radiography (CR) Topical Training Outlines. Topical training outlines appropriate for the
training of Level I and Level II personnel in computed
radiography may be found in ANSI/ASNT CP-105 (2011
edition)3 and should be used as a minimum.

II-122.1 In addition to the written examinations specified in Table II-122.1, all CR and DR technique qualifications shall include practical examinations consisting of, as
a minimum
(a) Level I practical examinations shall require five test
specimens, which cover multiple technique variations and
setup parameters. These shall include both single/double
wall exposure and single/double wall viewing.
(b) Level II practical examinations shall require five
test specimens, which shall include varying thickness, diameter, and exposure techniques, and each specimen shall
contain at least one discontinuity.
(c) The employer’s written practice shall define the
grading criteria for all written and practical examinations.

II-124.2 Digital Radiography (DR) Topical Training
Outlines. Topical training outlines appropriate for the
training of Level I and Level II personnel in digital radiography may be found in ANSI/ASNT CP-105 (2011
edition)3 and should be used as a minimum. For individuals holding a valid Level I or Level II film certification,
the “Basic Radiography Physics” segment of the topical
outlines referenced in II-124.1 and II-124.2 need not be
repeated, as described in the employer’s written practice.

II-122.2 In addition to the written examinations specified in Table II-122.2, all ultrasonic technique certifications shall include practical examinations consisting of, as
a minimum

II-124.3 Phased Array UT. Topical training outlines
appropriate for the training of Level II personnel can be
found in ANSI/ASNT CP-105 (2011 edition)3 and should
be used as a minimum.
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Level III personnel shall be responsible for the training
and qualification of individuals in the NDE techniques described in this Mandatory Appendix. As a minimum, the
requirements of Level III personnel shall include each of
the following:
(a) hold a current Level III certification in the Method
(b) meet the Level II requirements per II-121 (training
and experience) and II-122 (examinations) in the
technique
(c) have documented evidence in the preparation of
NDE procedures to codes, standards, or specifications relating to the technique
(d) demonstrate proficiency in the evaluation of test results in the technique

The requirements of Article 1 and this Mandatory
Appendix, when applicable, shall be included in the employer’s written practice.

II-121

LEVEL III REQUIREMENTS

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ARTICLE 1

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but have not fully met the additional training hours specified in (a) and (b) above.200 Radiography I II DR DR 40 40 210 630 400 1. ASME BPVC. 24 hr (2) Level II. The employer’s written practice shall describe the means by which the examiner’s qualification shall be determined. Experience Examination Method NDE Level Technique Training Hours Minimum Hours in Technique Ultrasonic II PAUT 80 320 Ultrasonic II TOFD 40 320 Todal NDE Hours UT Level I and Level II training and experience required as a prerequisite [Note (1)]. certification may be accomplished by increasing the number of practical examination test specimens. 40 hr as defined in the employer’s written practice. the minimum additional experience to qualify in another technique at the same level shall be (1) Level I.g.techstreet. (b) In addition to the training specified in Table II-121-1.200 Examination Method Todal NDE Hours GENERAL NOTES: (a) For individuals currently certified in a Radiography technique (e. [Note (2)] NOTES: (1) Level II personnel holding a current Ultrasonic method certification are eligible for certification in the PAUT and TOFD techniques.g. (2) In addition to the training specified in Table II-121-2. The employer’s written practice shall fully describe the nature and extent of the additional training required for each specific acquisition or analysis software and instrument/system used. Table II-121-2 Additional Training and Experience Requirements for PAUT and TOFD Ultrasonic Techniques Copyrighted material licensed to University of Toronto by Thomson Scientific. the minimum additional training hours to qualify in another technique at the same level shall be (1) Level I. 23 This copy downloaded on 2015-07-13 07:22:57 -0500 by authorized user logan ahlstrom. film) and a full-course format was used to meet the initial qualifications in that technique and whom are seeking a Level II certification in another technique. 320 hr as defined in the employer’s written practice. film) and a full-course format was used to meet the initial qualifications in that technique. film) and a full-course format was used to meet the initial qualifications in that technique.g.. The employer’s written practice shall also describe the means by which the examiner’s qualification will be determined for automated and semi-automated techniques. Inc. a minimum 16 hr of manufacturer-specific hardware/software training shall also be required for each system/software to be used. (d) For individuals currently certified as a Level II in a Radiography technique (e. each containing at least one discontinuity. In these cases the number of specimens required in II-122. (c) For individuals currently certified in a Radiography technique (e.ARTICLE 1 Table II-121-1 Initial Training and Experience Requirements for CR and DR Techniques Experience NDE Level Technique Training Hours Minimum Hours in Technique Radiography I II CR CR 40 40 210 630 400 1.. (www. supplemental specific hardware and software training shall be required for automated or semi-automated technique applications.com)..1(b) shall be increased from five to ten. 105 hr (2) Level II.V-2015 No fu .

com). Table II-122. ARTICLE 1 No fu . General Technique Specific Level I Level II Level I Level II CR 40 40 30 30 DR 40 40 30 30 24 This copy downloaded on 2015-07-13 07:22:57 -0500 by authorized user logan ahlstrom.techstreet.4 Time of Flight Diffraction (TOFD). Inc.2 Minimum Ultrasonic Technique Examination Questions Copyrighted material licensed to University of Toronto by Thomson Scientific. Topical training outlines appropriate for the training of Level II personnel can be found in ANSI/ASNT CP-105 (2011 edition)3 and should be used as a minimum. (www.V-2015 Table II-122.ASME BPVC.1 Minimum CR and DR Examination Questions General Technique Specific Level I Level II Level I Level II CR 40 40 30 30 DR 40 40 30 30 II-124.