AS ISO 18436.6:2014 – Condition monitoring and diagnostics ofmachines—Requirements for qualification and assessment of personnel Part 6: Acoustic emission.
5.2 EducatIon
Candidates seeking classification do not need to provide evidence of formal education to establish eligibility. However, it is recommended that Category I and Il candidates have at least a secondary school graduate qualification or its equivalent. Category II and Ill candidates shall be able to manipulate simple algebraic equations, use a basic scientific calculator (including trigonometric and logarithmic functions), and be familiar with the operation of personal computers. Successful completion of two or more years of mechanical technology or mechanical engineering at an accredited college, university or technical school is highly recommended for candidates seeking classification to Category Ill.
5.3 Training
5.3.1 Introduction
To be eligible to apply for assessment based on this part of ISO 18436. the candidates shall provide evidence of successful completion of training based on the requirements of A 2, The training syllabus in A.2 includes the requirement for practical knowledge and practical skills training within the relevant topics. The documents listed in Annex B provide the body of knowledge for the training syllabus. The minimum duration of cumulative training is shown in Table 1. Training should he in the form of lectures. demonstrations, practical exercises or formal training courses.
Qualification requirements shall be in accordance with this part of ISO 18436. Training time devoted to each topic shall be In accordance with A.2 and Table 1.
Training may be modularized into two or more sub)ect areas covering general scientific principles and application-specific knowledge in order to allow mutual recognition between non-destructive testing and condition monitoring assessment bodies.
5.3.2 Additional training on machine knowledge
In addition to the training hours shown in Table I and detailed in A.2. candidates should attend formal or on.the.job machinery and component training olat least a similar duration to that shown In Table 1.
Such training shall be in addition to any formal education compliant with 5.2, inclusive of any college or university education. II undertaken, the additional training shall cover the design, Implementation. operation and maintenance principles of machines and components, and the failure modes and mechanisms associated with each principle. Such training shall be validated by verifiable records.
5.4 ExperIence
5.4.1 To be eligible to apply for assessment based on this part of ISO 18436. the candidate shall provide evidence to the assessment body of expenence in the field of acoustic emission condition monitoring In accordance with Table 2. Classification to Category II and Categoiy Ill requires previous classification at the lower category.
5.4.2 Candidates shall keep verifiable documentary evidence of experience. Candidates for Category I and Category II shall have this evidence validated by a person at Category II or higher, or in the absence of such persons, by the candidate’s technical supervisor.
5.4.3 Candidates for Category Ill shall have this evidence validated by a Category Ill person, or in the absence of such persons, by the candidate’s technical supervisor.
5.4.4 The validation process [or all categories requires the signature of the validating person on the documentary evidence. The validating person should augment this validation process via oral assessment, accompanied task performance, report submission and review, procedure submission and review, or a combination thereof, In order to Increase the confidence In the validation.
6 Examination
6.1 Examination content
6.1.1 For each category the candidates shall be required to answer a fixed minimum number of multiple choice questions in a specified duration indicated in ib1e 3. Category Ill examinations may include fault diagnosis, prognosis and solution reconiinendation content. Category Ill examinations may include narrative questions.
6.1.2 The content of the examination paper shall contain questions for each subject in Al and in the same weighting as indicated by the percentage of time spent on each subject indicated in A.2.
6.1.3 Questions shall be of a practical nature and test the c-andldate’s knowledge of the concepts. principles and procedures required to conduct acoustic emission condition testing analysis and evaluations.
6.1.4 Some questions will include the interpretation of data, and simple mathematical calculations using a basic scientific calculator may be required.
6.1.5 Assessment bodies may. at their discretion, make accommodations for candidates with conditions that may require some form of compensation.