TWI recently ran a Non Destructive Testing training course in Madrid at which, thanks to rented instruments from Ashtead Technology, each participant was able to use individual test instruments. “The candidates were overwhelmed by the quality and volume of equipment for their personal use,” comments TWI Principal Project Leader and Advanced NDT Lecturer Neil Harrap. “Most of the Madrid trainees were from the Spanish Association of Non Destructive Testing (AEND) and their customers. At previous courses, the participants had had to share equipment, but we find that training is more effective when every candidate has his or her own equipment.”

To supplement the TWI fleet of instruments, Neil hired Olympus OmniScan® SX flaw detectors from Ashtead Technology for the Madrid course, which was entitled: ‘Phased Array Ultrasonic Testing (PAUT) – Welds.’