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Recommended Practice No. SNT-TC-1A, 2016 Edition, and ASNT Standard Topical Outlines for Qualification of Nondestructive Testing Personnel (ANSI/ASNT CP-105-2016)


Recommended Practice No. SNT-TC-1A: Personnel Qualification and Certification in Nondestructive Testing (2016) Recommended Practice No. SNT-TC-1A provides guidelines for employers to establish in-house certification programs for the qualification and certification of nondestructive testing personnel. Since 1966, employers have used this industry-valued document as the general framework for their NDT certification programs.

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* Editions: 2016

ASNT Standard for Qualification and Certification of Nondestructive Testing Personnel (ANSI/ASNT CP-189) & ASNT Std. Topical Outlines for Qualification of NDT Personnel (ANSI/ASNT CP-105)


This American National Standard builds upon the success of Recommended Practice No. SNT-TC-1A by providing comprehensive minimum requirements for personnel certification. Included are requirements for NDT instructors and employer certification of Level I, II, and III personnel, and a requirement for the ASNT NDT Level III certification of Level III personnel. This standard has been approved by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI).

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* Editions: 2016

ASNT Standard Topical Outlines for Qualification of Nondestructive Testing Personnel (ANSI/ASNT CP-105


The newly approved ANSI Standard, ANSI/ASNT CP-105: Training Outlines for Qualification of Nondestructive Personnel replaces “Recommended Training Course Outlines” in early editions of Recommended Practice No. SNT-TC-1A: Personnel Qualification and Certification in Nondestructive Testing (2001 and earlier editions) and is included with the Recommended Practice No. SNT-TC-1A (Items 2070, 2071).

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Materials and Processes for NDT Technology, Second Edition


Materials and Processes for NDT Technology (second edition) provides a comprehensive reference for personnel involved in designing, using, or evaluating nondestructive testing (NDT) of products and structures. Coverage includes most phases of manufacturing and the materials used. Updated information is provided on industrial materials (Section I), including polymers, composites, nano-engineered materials, industrial foams and gels, and metallic glasses, in addition to more common metals and alloys. New color photos are evident throughout, including the latest in industrial machines and technology (Section II). A brand-new on NDT technology and applications (Section III) provides an extensive overview of 16 methods, including commonly used ones such as ultrasonic testing (UT), electromagnetic testing (ET), and radiographic testing (RT). Other methods include guided wave (GW), magnetic flux leakage (MFL), infrared/thermal testing (IR), leak testing (LT), vibration analysis (VA), as well as microwave testing (MW) and spectroscopy.

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Interpreting SNT-TC-1A

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A collection of responses from the SNT-TC-1A Interpretation Panel to inquiries about Recommended Practice SNT-TC-1A submitted from 1976 though 2015. The responses clarify the intent of ASNT’s Technical and Education Council and the recommendations of SNT-TC-1A. This book is updated annually to include the previous year’s inquiries and responses. 42 pages, ASNT 2016.

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ASNT Level II Study Guide: Ultrasonic Testing Method (UT), Third Edition

This third edition Study Guide presents fundamental information intended to assist the candidate preparing for the Level II UT exam. Building on the second edition, the book was expanded and rearranged to better cover the body of knowledge in ANSI/ASNT CP-105. This Study Guide contains information about methods and/or techniques not required for ASNT UT exam preparation. Chapters on phased array and TOFD were added to provide basic information on these two techniques. All chapter review questions are multiple-choice with four unique answers to more closely match the ASNT exam format.

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From Vision to Mission 75th Anniversary Celebration

In honor of ASNT’s 75th anniversary, From Vision to Mission: ASNT 1941 to 2016 recounts in rich detail the entire ongoing history of the American Society of Nondestructive Testing beginning with its founding by “nine visionaries” in Building 34 of the Boston Navy Yard in 1941. Introduced by past president (1976-1977) Charles J. Hellier III, the book highlights the Society’s challenges, initiatives, and achievements decade by decade as it grows into an international organization serving a membership of more than 15,600 NDT professionals. The culmination of work by the 75th Anniversary Committee, From Vision to Mission is written in an accessible, conversational style with abundant photographs interspersed throughout. As a commemorative tribute to the continuing commitment and diligence of its members, it would enhance the library of anyone interested in the origin and development of the leading organization dedicated to the advancement of nondestructive testing worldwide.

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