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Radiographic Testing (RT) Level I Online Course

Radiographic Testing (RT) Level I Online CourseAINDT offers the Radiographic Testing (RT) Level I Online Course. This course is $699 and focuses on the theory and principles of radiation and their application to radiography. Subjects include:

  • Handling and processing radiographic film
  • Radiography techniques
  • Image quality
  • Basic radiographic interpretation
  • Safe use of RT equipment
  • Both X-Ray and Gamma Ray sources

Instructors are waiting to speak with you, so call today for more information on this 40-hour course: (855) 313-0325.

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Build Your Credit As You Repay With Meritize

AINDT now offers financing through Meritize. Meritize loans look beyond your FICO score and use your academic history to help determine your loan options-- even if you don't have a cosigner. If you do have a cosigner, your options are even better! Best of all, repaying your Meritize loan helps you rebuild your credit. What could be better? More repayment options!

  • Choose how to repay-- full payments, interest-only payments, or no payments until 3 months after graduation
  • Repay your loan over 3 or 5 years
  • Avoid prepayment penalty fees if you choose to pay loan off early
  • Access to Meritize Career Success Services for job and career support
  • Choose fixed or variable rates

With so many options, AINDT could not make it easier for you to begin a new, rewarding career in non-destructive testing. Instructors are waiting to speak with you, so call today for more information: (855) 313-0325.

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Financing Available Through Meritize

Want a new career, but the financial considerations seem out of reach? Worried your credit score won't allow you to qualify for assistance? AINDT is excited to now offer financing through Meritize. Your dreams are within reach! Meritize allows you to:

  • Use your transcript to enhance your credit and improve loan options
  • Fund the full cost of tuition on your own merit
  • Choose affordable fixed or variable rates
  • Select repayment options that work best for you-- full payments, interest-only payments, or no payments until 3 months after graduation

and so much more! Don't let finances stand in your way of a new, rewarding career in non-destructive testing. Call today for more information--instructors are waiting to speak with you! (855) 313-0325.

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Penetrant Testing (PT) Level I and II Online Course

Penetrant Testing (PT) Level I and II Online CourseAINDT offers a Level I and Level II online course for Penetrant Testing (PT). This course is $799, contains Level 1 and 2 material and covers the theories and practices involved with liquid penetrant inspection. Areas of study include:

  • Equipment
  • Light meters
  • Code
  • Procedure reference
  • Types
  • Forms
  • Methods

Give yourself the best possible preparation for your qualifications in PT with courses from AINDT. Call today with questions and for more information. Certified instructors are waiting to speak with you! (855) 313-0325.

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Magnetic Particle Testing (MT) Level I and II Online Course

Magnetic Particle Testing (MT) Level I and II Online CourseAINDT offers a Level I and Level II Online Course for Magnetic Particle Testing (MT). This course is $799, contains both Level 1 and 2 study material and covers the theory of Magnetic Particle Examination. Areas of study include:

  • Magnetic fields
  • Flux leakage
  • Magnetization processes
  • Particles/mediums
  • Applications
  • Basic principles
  • Safety considerations

AINDT courses exceed standard criteria and get you well prepared for qualification. Call today, instructors are waiting to speak with you! (855) 313-0325.

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Ultrasonic Testing (UT) Level I & II Online Courses

Ultrasonic Testing (UT) Level I & II Online CoursesAINDT offers Level I and Level II Online Courses for Ultrasonic Testing (UT). These courses are $699 each and explore the theory and principles of ultrasound.

Level I covers:

  • Propagation of sound
  • Reflection of sound
  • Attenuation of sound
  • Responses from discontinuities
  • Understanding of equipment
  • Precise thickness measurements

Level II explains advanced theory, application and variables such as:

  • Beam profile
  • Near and far zones
  • Acoustic impedance
  • Absorption
  • Sound characteristics
  • Refraction
  • Mode conversion

Whichever level of UT qualification you seek, AINDT has you covered. Instructors are waiting to speak to you one-on-one, so call today for more information: (855) 313-0325.

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Computed/Digital Radiography Level I & II Online Courses

Computed/Digital Radiography Level I & II Online CoursesAINDT offers both Level I and Level II Computed/ Digital Radiography online courses. Each course is $799 and provides technicians, engineers, and manufacturers with an in-depth look into both digital and computed radiographic techniques.

Level I covers:

  • Handling and processing radiographic film
  • Radiography techniques
  • Image quality
  • Basic radiographic interpretation
  • Safe use of RT equipment

Level II includes:

  • Optimizing contrast
  • Definition
  • Sensitivity
  • Film processing
  • Interpretation
  • Calculations
  • Shot techniques
  • Utilizing acceptance criteria per relevant codes and standards.

AINDT also offers an 8-hour Digital and Computed Radiography Online course for $299. This is designed for those who have finished their Level I and/or Level II Radiography training and 16-hour equipment familiarization training, who wish to add Computed and Digital Radiographic methods, techniques and training to their resume. Whichever certification you seek, AINDT has you covered! Call today for more information: (855) 313-0325.

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Radiographic Testing (RT) Level I & Level II Online Courses

Radiographic Testing (RT) Level I & Level II Online CoursesAINDT offers both Level I and Level II online courses for radiographic testing (RT). Each course is $699 and offers theory and principles of radiation and their application to radiography.

Level I covers:

  • Handling and processing radiographic film
  • Radiography techniques
  • Image quality
  • Basic radiographic interpretation
  • Safe use of RT equipment
  • Both Gamma Ray and X-Ray sources analyzed

Level II covers:

  • Review of Level I subjects
  • Technical production of proper radiographic imaging.
  • Optimizing contrast
  • Definition
  • Sensitivity
  • Film processing
  • Interpretation
  • Calculations
  • Shot techniques
  • Utilizing acceptance criteria

Whether you seek basic or advanced RT certification qualifications, AINDT has you covered. Call today for more information and to speak to an instructor one-on-one: (855) 313-0325.

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ASNT Level III Visual Testing Exam Prep Course

ASNT Level III Visual Testing Exam Prep CourseAINDT (Baxter, MN) offers the ASNT Level III Visual Testing Exam Prep Course. Our online program covers in detail the components of Visual Testing. Our prep course saves you time and money and allows you to work at your own pace. This interactive and engaging course is available on any internet-ready mobile device, including tablets. The ASNT Level III Visual Testing Exam Prep Course is $599 and includes:

  • Reading assignments
  • PowerPoint presentations of key points for each chapter
  • Flashcard question review
  • Practice quizzes
  • Multiple practice final exams

Required text is included in the price and will be shipped to you when you enroll. Call TODAY to get enrolled and ready for your ASNT Level III Visual Testing Exam Prep Course! (855) 313-0325.

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ASNT Level III Liquid Penetrant Testing Exam

ASNT Level III Liquid Penetrant Testing ExamAINDT (Baxter, MN) offers the ASNT Level III Liquid Penetrant Testing Exam. Our online program covers in detail the components of Liquid Penetrant Testing. Our prep course saves you time and money and allows you to work at your own pace. This interactive and engaging course is available on any internet-ready mobile device, including tablets. The ASNT Level III Liquid Penetrant Testing Exam is $599 and includes:

  • Reading assignments
  • PowerPoint presentations of key points for each chapter
  • Flashcard question review
  • Practice quizzes
  • Multiple practice final exams

Required text is included in the price and will be shipped to you when you enroll. Call TODAY to get enrolled and ready for your ASNT Level III Liquid Penetrant Testing Exam! (855) 313-0325.

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ASNT Level III Magnetic Particle Testing Exam Prep Course

Magnetic Particle Level I & II NDTAINDT (Baxter, MN) offers the ASNT Level III Magnetic Particle Testing Exam Prep Course. Our online program covers in detail the components of Magnetic Particle Testing. Our prep course saves you time and money and allows you to work at your own pace. This interactive and engaging course is available on any internet-ready mobile device, including tablets. The ASNT Level III Magnetic Particle Testing Exam Prep Course is $599 and contains:

  • Reading assignments
  • PowerPoint presentations of key points for each chapter
  • Flashcard question review
  • Practice quizzes
  • Multiple practice final exams

Required text is included in the price and will be shipped to you when you enroll. Call TODAY to get enrolled and ready for your ASNT Level III Magnetic Particle Testing Exam Prep Course! (855) 313-0325.

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Inspecting Explosion-Bonded Cladded Plates

Inspecting Explosion-Bonded Cladded Plates Cladded metals are increasingly being used across a wide range of industries, including oil and gas production, power generation plants, chemical, and even marine ship manufacturing. Cladded metals are mainly used to increase the cost-effectiveness of metal structures while preserving or increasing safety and durability.

Cladded metals

Two or more metals can be used in layers, and they usually complement each other. For example, one layer of metal might provide corrosion resistance, while the other maintains the required structural strength. This type of cladded metal combination is common in the offshore oil industry. Here, thin layers of Inconel® or super duplex alloy can be used in conjunction with carbon steel or stainless steel alloys. In other cases, the use of stainless steel layers on carbon steel structures is a compromise between increasing corrosion resistance and keeping cost at reasonable levels.

Possible metal combinations include titanium/carbon steel, titanium/stainless steel, aluminum bronze/carbon steel, stainless steel/carbon steel, nickel alloys/carbon steel, duplex or super duplex/carbon steel, aluminum/carbon steel, etc. The types of structures that can benefit from metal cladding include tube sheets, reactor vessels, heat exchangers, condensers, and more.

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ASNT Level III Radiographic Testing Exam Prep Course

ASNT Level III Radiographic Testing Exam Prep CourseAINDT (Baxter, MN) offers the ASNT Level III Radiographic Testing Exam Prep Course. This program covers in detail the components of radiographic testing. Our prep course saves you time and money and allows you to work at your own pace. This interactive and engaging course is available on any internet-ready mobile device, including tablets. The ASNT Level III Radiographic Testing Exam Prep Course is $599 and includes:

  • Reading assignments
  • PowerPoint presentations of key points for each chapter.
  • Flashcard question review
  • Practice quizzes
  • Video lectures for RT math
  • Multiple practice final exams

Required text is included in the price and will be shipped to you when you enroll. Call TODAY to get enrolled and ready for your ASNT Level III Radiographic Testing Exam Prep Course! (855) 313-0325.

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ASNT Level III Basic Exam Prep Course

Level III Basic Course NDTAINDT (Baxter, MN) now offers this comprehensive prep course for ASNT Level III Basic Exam. Our prep course saves you time and money and allows you to work at your own pace. This interactive and engaging course is available on any internet-ready mobile device, including tablets. Our ASNT Level III Basic Exam Prep Course is $799 and includes:

  • Reading assignments
  • PowerPoint presentations of key points for each chapter.
  • Flashcard question review
  • Practice quizzes
  • Video lectures for NDT math and method demonstrations.
  • Multiple practice final exams

All needed books can be purchased from ASNT.org, or may be shipped to you upon enrollment. Call us TODAY and we will get you enrolled and ready for your ASNT Level III Basic Exam! (855) 313-0325.

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AINDT Offers Blended Learning

AINDT Offers Blended LearningAt AINDT, we offer a unique blended learning experience to fit your lifestyle. This allows you to rapidly get the training you need to get you started in your exciting new career in NDT. Combining online courses with hands-on training, our blended learning approach sets you up for success. Advantages of blended learning are numerous and include:

  • Abridged on-campus attendance, reducing overall cost.
  • Online courses available on most mobile devices, so you can learn anywhere!
  • Instructors teach right through online classes.
  • Stimulates self-directed learning, time management, and problem solving.
  • Offers great flexibility
  • Tailored to fit your learning style
  • Instructors able to give more individual attention

The benefits are endless, and the careers are, too! With job placement assistance available upon exam completion, AINDT does it all. What are you waiting for? Instructors are waiting to speak with you! Call today: (855) 313-0325.

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10 Misunderstandings about Magnetic Particle Testing

10 Misunderstandings about Magnetic Particle TestingThis article discusses the most common incorrect assumptions about magnetic particle inspection and gives you some solutions to combat these misunderstandings

by Richard Ridenour, National Sales Manager & Level III, and Wyatt Burns, Innovation Specialist

Magnaflux co-founders, Alfred V. de Forest and Foster B. Doane, developed the magnetic testing method in the early 1930’s and it has been a core method of nondestructive testing ever since. However, even after being used by generations of NDT professionals, there are still some common areas of confusion or misunderstanding.

Here we set the record straight on 10 misperceptions we’ve seen in the field in recent years.

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NDT Career Information

NDT Career InformationNDT, Quality Control, and Quality Assurance are vital to the daily function of countless companies. NDT Examinations are necessary to ensure safety and reliability for companies, personnel, products, and the public. Pipelines, bridges, motor vehicles, buildings, aircraft, water craft, power stations, trains, oil platforms, and refineries are all inspected using NDT testing methods. As a graduate of the American Institute of Nondestructive Testing (AINDT), you will be qualified to start a career in a vast array of fields such as:

  • Aerospace
  • Aviation
  • Auto and boat racing
  • Construction
  • Manufacturing
  • Oil and gas development
  • Amusement parks
  • Railroad
  • Alternative energy: nuclear, wind, solar

Choose a career that is as rewarding as it is lucrative. NDT is always going to be a high-demand industry, and salaries are competitive. Call today and get started today. It's that easy! Instructors are waiting to speak with you: (855) 313-0325.

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NDT Technologies

NDT TechnologiesNondestructive technologies are used in every industry you can think of. NDT works behind the scenes to keep us all safer in the modern world. From transportation to bridges to pipelines to utility and power, NDT is constantly in use and will always be in demand. AINDT offers a variety of exam prep courses to get you on your way to your rewarding new career in:

  • Visual and optical testing (VT)
  • Radiography (RT)
  • Ultrasonic testing (UT)
  • Magnetic particle testing (MT)
  • Penetrant testing (PT)

Our blended learning program at AINDT offers both online courses and hands-on practice for the best possible preparation. Job placement assistance is part of what we do! What are you waiting for? Your exciting new career awaits. Call today: (855) 313-0325.

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What Is NDT?

What Is NDT?NDT, or nondestructive testing, plays a crucial role in assuring that structural and mechanical components perform their function in a safe, reliable, and cost-effective manner. NDT technicians perform the necessary tests to locate the indicators and discontinuities that may cause failures or shutdowns in these systems. NDT is performed in a manner that does not affect the future usefulness of the object or material, and can be employed while components are in use to detect service-related conditions caused by:

  • wear
  • fatigue
  • corrosion
  • stress
  • other factors

Simply put, NDT keeps the world safer for everyone. Are you ready for a new, rewarding career that will always be in demand? Call AINDT today. Instructors are waiting to speak with you! (855) 313-0325.

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AINDT Has Careers For You

AINDT Has Careers For YouYou need a job to pay the bills. Since you spend so much time at work, why not train for a fulfilling career instead? AINDT offers everything you need to start a new high-demand, well-paid career in non-destructive testing. Did you know non-destructive testing is a part of just about every industry you can think of? These include:

  • Aerospace
  • Construction
  • Defense
  • Laboratory
  • Petrochemical
  • Shipbuilding
  • Steel
  • Utility and power

Are you ready to make a change? Choose the rewarding industry that will always be in high demand. Let AINDT get you there. Job placement assistance is part of what we do. Call TODAY and speak to one of our instructors: (855) 313-0325.

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