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GINDT

LeakTesting(LT)
16to28April,2015

GavadeInstituteofNonDestructiveTesting&Training(GINDT)
710/3AGroundFloor
1stCross,SwamiVivekanandaRoad
34NoMarathiGovernmentSchoolBusStop
Angol,Belgaum590006
KarnatakaState,India

PhoneNo:+0918312484060,4204060
FaxNo:+0918312469074
MobileNo:+0919632916690(Belgaum)
MobileNo:+0919967581383(Mumbai)
Email:infogindt@gmail.com
Website:www.gindt.co.in

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LeakTesting(LT)

LeakTesting(LT)
LeakTestingisusedtodetectthroughleaksusingoneofthefourmajorLTtechniques:Bubble,
PressureChange,HalogenDiodeandMassSpectrometerTesting.
BubbleLeakTestingreliesonthevisualdetectionofagas(usuallyair)leakingfroma
pressurizedsystem;PressureChangeLeakTestingcanbeperformedonclosedsystemsonly
detectionofaleakisdonebyeitherpressurizingthesystemorpullingavacuumthen
monitoringthepressure.
PressureChangeTesting
PressureChangeTestingcanbeperformedonclosedsystemsonly.Detectionofaleakisdone
byeitherpressurizingthesystemorpullingavacuumthenmonitoringthepressure.Lossof
pressureorvacuumoverasetperiodoftimeindicatesthatthereisaleakinthesystem.
Changesintemperaturewithinthesystemcancausechangesinpressure,soreadingsmayhave
tobeadjustedaccordingly.
HalogenDiodeLeakTestingisdonebypressurizingasystemwithamixtureofairanda
halogenbasedtracergasafterasetperiodoftime,ahalogendiodedetectionunit,or
"sniffer",isusedtolocateleaks.
MassSpectrometerLeakTestingcanbedonebypressurizingthetestpartwithheliumora
helium/airmixturewithinatestchamberthensurveyingthesurfacesusingasniffer,which
sendsanairsamplebacktothespectrometer.

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CourseContent:LeakTesting(LT)
Principlestheory
x

Physicalprinciplesinleaktesting

Principlesofgasflow

ProperselectionofLTasmethodofchoice

Equipment/Material
x

Leaktestingstandards

Detector/instrumentperformancefactors

Vacuumpumps

Bubbletestingpracticesandtechniques

Absolutepressuretestingequipment

Absolutepressureholdtestingofcontainers

Absolutepressureleakageratetestingofcontainers

Analysisofdatafordeterminationofaccurateresults

Halogentestingequipment

Heliummassspectrometertestingequipment

Technique/Calibration
x

Bubbletest

Pressurechange/measurementtest

Halogendiodedetectorleaktest

Massspectrometerleaktesting

Heliummassspectrometervacuumtestingbydynamicmethod

Heliummassspectrometervacuumtestingbystaticmethod

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Interpretation/Evaluation
x

Basictechniquesand/orunits

Testmaterialsandequipmenteffects

Effectsoftemperatureandotheratmosphericconditions

Calibrationfortesting

Probing/scanningormeasurement/monitoring

Leakinterpretationevaluation

Acceptanceandrejectioncriteria

Procedures
Leaktestingprocedures
Leaktestingspecifications
SafetyandHealth
x

Safetyconsiderations

Safetyprecautions

Pressureprecautions

Safetydevices

Hazardousandtracergassafety

Typesofmonitoringequipment

Safety

LeakTesting,asthenameimplies,isusedtodetectthroughleaksusingoneofthefourmajor
LTtechniques:
Bubble,PressureChange,HalogenDiodeandMassSpectrometerTesting.
MassSpectrometerTesting
HalogenDiodeDetectorTestingMethod
BubbleLeakTestingMethod
PressureChangeMeasurementTestingMethod
VacuumBoxTestingisnormallyandwidelyusingfor"NewTanksconstructed"asperAPI650
AboveGroundStorageTanksorwhichTanksareplaced"inservice"asperAPI653.
BubbleLeakTesting
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BubbleLeakTesting,asthenameimplies,reliesonthevisualdetectionofagas(usuallyair)
leakingfromapressurizedsystem.Smallpartscanbepressurizedandimmersedinatankof
liquidandlargervesselscanbepressurizedandinspectedbysprayingasoapsolutionthat
createsfinebubblestotheareabeingtested.Forflatsurfaces,thesoapsolutioncanbeapplied
tothesurfaceandavacuumboxcanbeusedtocreateanegativepressurefromtheinspection
side.Iftherearethroughleaks,bubbleswillform,showingthelocationoftheleak.

PressureChangeTesting
PressureChangeTestingcanbeperformedonclosedsystemsonly.Detectionofaleakisdone
byeitherpressurizingthesystemorpullingavacuumthenmonitoringthepressure.Lossof
pressureorvacuumoverasetperiodoftimeindicatesthatthereisaleakinthesystem.
Changesintemperaturewithinthesystemcancausechangesinpressure,soreadingsmayhave
tobeadjustedaccordingly.
HalogenDiodeTestingorHalogenDiodeLeakDetection(HDLD)
HalogenDiodeTestingisdonebypressurizingasystemwithamixtureofairandaHalogen
basedtracergas.Afterasetperiodoftime,ahalogendiodedetectionunit,or"sniffer",isused
tolocateleaks.
MassSpectrometerTestingorMassSpectrometerLeakDetection(MSLD)
MassSpectrometerTestingcanbedonebypressurizingthetestpartwithheliumoraHelium/
Airmixturewithinatestchamberthensurveyingthesurfacesusingasniffer,whichsendsanair
samplebacktothespectrometer.Anothertechniquecreatesavacuumwithinthetestchamber
sothatthegaswithinthepressurizedsystemisdrawnintothechamberthroughanyleaks.The
massspectrometeristhenusedtosamplethevacuumchamberandanyheliumpresentwillbe
ionized,makingverysmallamountsofheliumreadilydetectable.
VacuumBoxTestingisnormallyandwidelyusingforTanksconstructedasperAPI650Above
GroundStorageTanks

"NDTLevelII/2inLeakTesting"TrainingisconductedasperourCompanyWrittenPracticeand
SNTTC1AEdition:2011(recommendedbyASNT)
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AttacheddetailsofLT2forreference,theremaybeslightlychangesasperASNTSNTTC1A
Edition:2011
http://www.gindt.co.in/leaktesting.php

FACULTY
Eminentfacultyfromreputedinstitutionsandorganizations.
WHOCANATTEND
ThiscourseissuitableforthenoviceNDT/NDEprofessionals,practicingEngineers,Energyaudit
professionals,maintenance,conditionmonitoringprofessional,researchersandQApersonnel
whointendtocarryouttheLeakTestingintothefieldofRefrigerationSystem,LiquidOxygen
Plant,PetrochemicalPlantandOilandGasRefineryandtherequirementmentionedinAPI570.
ItisalsoidealforthepersonnelalreadyinvolvedinLeakTestingasitwouldenhancetheir
understandingandsharpentheirskillswithrespecttoimageprocessingandinterpretation.The
courseisalsosuitableforSupervisorypersonnel,InserviceInspectionpersonnelofPiping,
QualityAssuranceandpracticingNDEsurveyorsandInspectionEngineer.
OUTCOMEOFTHECOURSE:
PreparationofLeakTestingProcedure,understandingofSpecificrequirementofLeakTesting
applicationandInterpretationofASMESectionVArticle10,LeakTesting(IncludingMandatory
AppendixIBubbleTestDirectPressureTechnique):
Theinspectorshouldbefamiliarwithandunderstandthegeneralrulesforapplyingandusing
theleaktestingmethodincluding,butnotlimitedtothefollowing:
a)ThescopeofArticle10,
b)Generalrequirementssuchasbutnotlimitedto:
x
x
x
x
x

Procedures
Equipment
Calibration
Test
Evaluation

c)Documentationandrecordkeeping

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COURSEANDEXAMFEES
Rs.16000/+12.36%=INR17,978.00
Coursefeeincludescoursematerialandrefreshmentsincludinglunchanddelegateskitand
examfee.
PAYMENT
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ThemodeofpaymentwillbebylocalchequeorDDinfavourofGavadeInstituteofNon
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COURSEDATE
Thecoursewillbefrom16to28April,2015
EXAMINATIONDATE:
Theexaminationwillbeconductedon28thApril,2015

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ELIGIBILITYCRITERIA
MinimumEducationalQualification:Technicaldegreeatleast2yearsengineeringorscience,
DiplomainMechanicalEngineer.
Experience*:Aminimum24monthsintheLeakTestingwithabovementionedapplicationin
thefieldLeakRatemeasurement/conditionmonitoring.ProcessIndustriesandPetrochemical
Experience.
Visionrequirements:AsperSNTTC1AEdition:2011
J1andJ2toequalifiedat12inchdistanceandColorBlindness
ThecoursewillbeconductedaspertheguidelinesprovidedinSNTTC1A.Attheendofthe
course,examinationwillbeconductedandsuccessfulcandidateswillbeawarded
NDTLevelIIcertificatesinLeakTestingbyGINDT.
*Candidatesnotmeetingexperiencecriteriacanattendonlythetraining.Examinationforall
suchcandidatesthewillbeconductedseparatelylateraftermeetingtheminimumexperience
criteria.
REGISTRATION:
Participantswhodesiretoattendthecoursearerequestedtofirstsubmitthequalification
documents(Educational,EyecertificateandExperiencedetails)toCourseDirector.
Note:Thelastdateforregistrationis31stMarch,2015.
COURSEDIRECTOR
SunilB.Gavade

REGISTRATIONFORM
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