Eddy Current Level I: Surface Scanning and Aerospace Component Inspections

Learning Event: eLearning, Self-Paced
Contact Hours: 11.5
Valid for ASNT Level III recertification: Yes

  • Member: $1,045
  • Nonmember: $1,145

headshot Jim Cox

Jim provides training, consulting, and Level III services in Electromagnetics Testing (ET) to a wide range of customers in multiple market sectors. He was introduced to NDT in 1975 when he received NDI training at Chanute AFB.  Upon departure from the Air Force he worked for both Battelle Memorial Institute in Columbus, Ohio and then the Electrical Power Research Institute in Charlotte, NC designing, investigating and implementing new ET systems and techniques. 

He became an ASNT Level III in ET in 1984.  After helping to develop a new training program for EPRI leading to what is today the Qualified Data Analysis Program (QDA) Jim became the Training Manager and Principle Level III for Zetec, Inc.  He held that position for nineteen years prior to forming his own company. 

Jim was the Chair of the Electromagnetics Committee for ASNT from 2001 to 2007 and has assisted ASNT and independent publishers multiple times by providing technical oversight and review of ET training materials. 

Since 2007 Jim has specialized in designing and delivering on site eddy current and remote field training courses for the heat exchanger tubing inspection market including the qualification of data analysts. 

ASNT Level III certificates held during the production of online NDT courses taught by Mr. Cox include Eddy Current Testing.

Course Description 

The course and training manual are provided with graphics from multiple sources, and include demonstrations using test systems provided by several manufacturers. The training also provides detailed information and guidance on how to perform a wide range of inspection applications. 

Other key applications include:

  • Near surface cracking of non-ferritic alloys
  • Conductivity measurements
  • Second-layer corrosion
  • Near surface cracking in ferritic alloys
  • Near surface flaw detection in ferritic welds

This course is based on the body of knowledge as defined in ANSI / ASNT CP-105 and meets the recommendations for training as described in SNT-TC-1A.

NOTE: Please note the contact hours being awarded for this course.  To meet the training requirements in SNT-TC-1A, CP-189, and NAS-410, the student must complete the eLearning course and the necessary practical lab/hands-on sessions. These lab sessions must be overseen and documented by a Level III to ensure the required training hours are fulfilled.