As with all new and evolving inspection methods, good training of guided wave inspectors forms a critical part of the development of the technology. Experienced, skilled inspectors can make a significant difference in the reliability of the results that are obtained, especially in situations when any indicated defective areas cannot be measured by complementary methods. Therefore, Guided Ultrasonics Limited (GUL) has always been fully committed to developing and improving quality training modules that allow inspectors to learn as effectively as possible. We offer both classroom and on-site training, for both simple and complex applications. GUL has trained over 2,500 inspectors globally and continues to host more than 50 training courses each year.
In addition to being an Authorized Training and Test Center for the PCN qualification in guided waves (managed by the British Institute of Non-Destructive Testing - BINDT), GUL has maintained its own training and certification program that is specific to GUL equipment. The existing GUL scheme is now being transitioned to a new scheme that is managed by Guided Ultrasonics Ltd. Training (GULT), a division of Guided Ultrasonics Ltd. GULT fulfils the role of a certification and qualification body. GULT may also perform training as an authorised training organisation provided that impartiality is maintained, in accordance with ISO 17024:2012. Success in the qualification examinations leads to the award of GULT certification covering Guided Wave Testing using GUL equipment only.