The course is tailored for engineers and technicians involved in the selection and installation of strain gauges, and it comprises theoretical and practical instructions.
State of strain
Principle of operation of electrical resistance strain gages
Strain gage design and layout
Strain gage selection criteria
Application of strain gages
Checking installation of strain gages
Protecting strain gages
The course lasts a total of 24 hours split over 3 days.
A first level certificate is issued based on the results of an examination which follows the course. To qualify for the examination, candidates must have attended the course first, and have gained a minimum of experience in strain gauge measurement of about 1 to 2 months depending on the candidateâ€™s educational qualifications.
Certification is extremely important as:
It demonstrates your competency as a strain gauge engineer
The accuracy of measurements greatly depends on the knowledge, skill and sensitivity of the measurement engineer.
The course and the examination are conducted in accordance with standard EN ISO 9712:2012 – Non-destructive testing – Qualification and certification of NDT personnel.