Destructive testing is an essential part of ensuring the integrity and performance of the welds used to manufacture everything from cars, planes, and ships to bridges, buildings, and pipelines. Destructive testing methods are also used for applications such as welding procedure qualification, welder performance qualification testing, and material verification. This engaging online course describes the material properties of metals that can be evaluated with destructive testing, as well as the principles and performance of the most common destructive tests used in the welding industry.
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Exam: 10 more days
Length & PDH / CEU
10 PDHs | .1 CEUs
Who Should Take This Course
Student Learning Outcomes
- Engineers, technicians, and other professionals involved in the design, development, and testing of products or structures
- Anyone wishing to learn about, and how to manipulate, the crystal structure of metals
- Anyone seeking to prepare for the AWS Certified Welding Inspector exam
- This student body may encompass many positions, including:
- Welding engineers
- Welding inspectors
- Welding supervisors
- This student body may encompass many positions, including:
No previous knowledge is required. This course presents DT concepts in clear, easy-to-understand language and easily digestible chunks of information. We will start at the beginning, explain every term and topic, and provide practice questions to ensure learners understand the material. However, students with no welding background whatsoever may benefit from gaining a general understanding of basic welding processes and welding terminology. This prerequisite knowledge can be obtained by:
- Taking the AWS Welding Fundamentals I online course
- Obtaining and reading a copy of AWS A3.0 Standard Terms and Definitions
- Understand the principles of destructive testing in welding.
- Learn the different types of destructive testing techniques and their applications.
- Learn how to perform destructive testing in accordance with industry standards and guidelines.
- Understand the safety precautions and equipment needed for destructive testing.
- Learn how to interpret and evaluate destructive testing results.
Upon completion of Destructive Testing, students will be able to:
- Demonstrate an understanding of the various destructive testing methods used in welding, including bend tests, tensile tests, and impact tests
- Identify the strengths and weaknesses of different testing methods and select the appropriate method for a given situation
- Demonstrate an understanding of welding codes and standards related to destructive testing
- Conduct destructive tests in a safe and controlled manner, including proper sample preparation, testing procedures, and documentation
- Analyze and interpret test results and communicate findings effectively
- Apply knowledge of destructive testing to improve welding processes and weld quality
- MODULE 1 – Introduction to Destructive Testing
- MODULE 2 – Strength
- MODULE 3 – Ductility
- MODULE 4 – Strength Testing I
- MODULE 5 – Strength Testing II
- MODULE 6 – Strength Testing III
- MODULE 7 – Hardness
- MODULE 8 – Hardness Testing
- MODULE 9 – Toughness
- MODULE 10 – Toughness Testing
- MODULE 11 – Fatigue I
- MODULE 12 – Fatigue II
- MODULE 13 – Fatigue Testing
- MODULE 14 – Soundness
- MODULE 15 – Chemical Properties
- MODULE 16 – Corrosion Testing
- MODULE 17 – Metallographic Testing
Frequently Asked Questions
How much do I need to know before taking this course?
No previous knowledge is required. This course presents destructive testing concepts in clear, easy-to-understand language and easily digestible chunks of information. We start at the beginning, explain every term and topic, and provide practice questions to ensure you understand the material.
Who should take this course?
The AWS online Destructive Testing course is ideal for both students and welding professionals involved in inspection, supervision, or quality control.
How long do I have to complete this course?
Participants have access to the course content 24 hours a day for a period of 30 days from the date of registration. After this 30-day period, participants will have an additional 10 days to pass the completion exam. The exam can be activated before the end of the 30-day period if the participant has completed all the modules.
Does this course include a completion exam?
Yes. Upon completion of the final course module, participants are prompted to take an exam designed to evaluate their comprehension of the subject matter. The completion exam consists of 50 multiple-choice questions and must be completed within a 90-minute period. Participants who do not attain the 75% passing score may attempt to retake the exam a second time. Participants who attain a score of 75% or more on the completion exam earn an AWS Certificate of Completion and 10 Professional Development Hours (PDHs). The AWS Certificate of Completion can be downloaded and printed directly from the webpage.
Do I need to purchase any other materials?
No. All the materials and resources necessary to complete the course objectives are included.
Do I receive Professional Development Hours (PDHs) for completing this course?
Yes. Participants that receive a score of 75% or above on the Completion Exam will receive an AWS Certificate of Completion and 10 Professional Development Hours (PDHs).
Can I use these Professional Development Hours (PDHs) for recertification?
Yes. Professional Development Hours (PDHs) earned through AWS online courses can be applied towards recertification provided the PDHs are earned during the certification period
Do I receive Continuing Education Units (CEUs) for completing this course?
Can I use these Continuing Education Units (CEUs) for recertification?
Will this course help prepare me for the Certified Welding Inspector Exam?
Yes. The Certified Welding Inspector Fundamentals Exam (Part A) contains questions concerning the topics covered in this seminar. This course is designed to help prepare participants for this section of the exam.
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