Course Title: Perform basic magnetic particle testing
Part B: Course Detail
Teaching Period: Term2 2012
Course Code: PROC5254C
Course Title: Perform basic magnetic particle testing
School: 130T Vocational Engineering
Campus: City Campus
Program: C6069 - Advanced Diploma of Engineering Technology
Course Contact: Program Manager
Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4468
Course Contact Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff
Dr. Frank (Yanan) Wang
Mechanical Engineering, Level 5, Bldg 57.
Phone: +61 3 9925 4310
Nominal Hours: 40
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Pre-requisites and Co-requisites
MEM18001C Use hand tools
This unit covers performing basic magnetic particle testing procedures in a range of industrial applications. It covers the principles of magnetism and the associated application of basic magnetic particle testing techniques in the field of non-destructive testing. Knowledge of metallurgy associated with the level of application in this unit is required.
National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria
National Element Code & Title:
MEM24003B Perform basic magnetic particle testing
1. Prepare inspection areas for basic magnetic particle testing
1.1. Inspection areas are cleaned and prepared for testing using appropriate procedures and materials.
2. Perform basic magnetic particle testing
2.1. Nominated 'yoke' or 'bench' magnetic particle testing procedure is identified from standard operating procedures.
3. Report the results of magnetic particle test(s)
3.1. Basic indications are checked and defects are identified in accordance with enterprise standards and/or procedures.
Evidence that confirms skills in:
- interpreting and following procedures
- identifying inspection areas
- identifying discontinuities and defects
- selecting appropriate testing techniques and proceduresassessing risks
- entering routine and familiar information onto proformas and standard workplace forms
- locating, reading and interpreting information on written job instructions, specifications, charts, lists and other reference documentation
- planning, sequencing operations
Evidence that confirms knowledge of:
- surface preparation
- procedures and OH&S requirements in relation to the preparation process
- established assessment procedures and techniques
- types of discontinuities and their consequences
- scope and basic principles of magnetic particle testing
- procedure for carrying out magnetic particle test using either the ‘yoke’ or ‘bench’
- advantages and limitations of magnetic particle testing hazards and safety precautions associated with magnetic particle testing
- basic maintenance and storage procedures for testing equipment
- common basic defects
- methods/procedures for reporting test results
- advantages, limitations of various equipment
- magnetic particle application – methods for wet, dry particles
- recording and reporting results of simple tests
- safety precautions in testing
- use of toxic, flammable materials, electrical hazards
- use and application of personal protective equipment
- safe work practices and procedures
- relevant hazards and control measures related to the competency
Details of Learning Activities
Students will participate in a variety of teaching methods including: lectures, tutorials,practicals, class discussion, group/individual work, and interaction with
individuals and groups as required.
Please note: while your teacher will cover all the materials in the schedule, the weekly teaching and assessment order is subject to change depending on class needs and availability of resources.Students are required to self study the learning materials for the hours not scheduled in teaching schedule.
Week 1: Introduction, Magnetism, basic electrical circuit, magnetic fields.
Week 2: Magnetic hysteresis, magnetic materials, principles of magnetic particle testing.
Week 3: Bench magnetization techniques.
Week 4: Portable electromagnetic yoke testing.
Week 5: Lab practices.
Week 6: Tutorial and Review.
Week 7: Final closed book test.
Student S drive and Blackboard:
S:\Mechanical & Manufacturing Students\PROC5254C-Perform Basic Magnetic Particle Testing-1245 Dr. Frank Wang
Overview of Assessment
Assessment may incorporate a variety of methods including written/oral activities and demonstration of practical skills to the relevant industry standards. Participants are advised that they are likely to be asked to personally demonstrate their assessment activities to their teacher/assessor. Feedback will be provided throughout the course.
Evidence of student’s competence can be gathered through a variety of ways including:
• observation of processes and procedures;
• oral and/or written questioning on required knowledge and skills;
• testimony from supervisors, colleagues, clients and/or other appropriate
• inspection of the final product or outcome;
• a portfolio of documentary evidence.
Any Graded Assessment out of 100 Marks will be based on the results obtained for Assignments, Practical Reports & Unit Tests.
Students must gain a pass in ALL forms of assessment in order to gain this competency.
You are required to complete all the following two assessment tasks:
1. Lab practice and test record -Session 5
2. Final closed book test- Session 7
Assessment Task Element
1. Lab practice and test record Element 1, 2, 3
2. Final closed book test Element 1,2,3
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