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Training Division - Kerala

METALSCAN INSPECTION SERVICES is an ISO certified organization established in 1998 at Chennai and has registered under small scale industries act. We have corporate partnership with American Society for Nondestructive Testing (ASNT).
Metalscan Inspection Services exists as a Servicing, Consulting, Vendor Inspection, Training and Certifying organization in the field of Non-Destrective Testing. In Kerala, Metalscan Inspection Services focused in training for QA/QC Engineers as a training institute.
  • Our Vision
  • Our Mission
  • Values
  • Goal

Since long time, Kerala is one of the well known manpower resources for India as well as for the world especially in technical and industrial sectors. Availability of highly qualified, skilled and experienced professionals willing to work anywhere in the world earned this fame for us.

Now a day, fresh technical graduates require specialization and on-job experience to get better placement. Engineering works are also in the same track. Quality Control Department has a key role in engineering companies and NDT is an integral part of it. Unfortunately Engineers from Kerala have to depend industries in other states to develop their carrier in this sector because of inadequate opportunities in Kerala based Industries. We support candidates to overcome this limitation.

Courses and Schedule

Radiographic Testing                    -    Monthly
Ultrasonic Testing                          -    Monthly
Penetrant Testing                          -    Monthly
Magnetic Particle Testing               -   Monthly
Visual Testing                                -   Monthly
Codes and Standards                    -   Every Two Month
Drawing Reading                           -   Every Two Month
Fundamentals of Quality Control   -   Every Two Month
Welding Engineering                     -   Every Two Month
Piping Engineering                        -   Every Two Month

Training and Certification Programme

We believe that candidates trained by Metalscan Inspection Services will be competent for the service in the relevant industry because we provide class room training as well as on-job training opportunity at our work sites with latest equipment.

QA/QC Training

A Mechanical Engineering graduate involved in industrial construction needs specialization before he gets assignment as QA/QC Engineer. The quality control of industrial construction is usually done in accordance with International Quality Standards such as ASME, API, AWS, ANSI, ASTM, BS etc. standards. The sectors of specialization courses are:

  • Non Destructive Testing (NDT)
  • Welding Inspection
  • Coating Inspection
  • Piping Inspection
  • Tank Inspection
  • Pressure Vessel Inspection

Usually American or British courses are recognized in these sectors which are expensive (Please refer to our brochure for recognized certifications). Hence we are giving basic classes for fresh engineers in above segments which will help fresh engineers in their carrier development.

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NDT Training and Certification

NDT is the use of noninvasive techniques to determine the integrity of a material, component or structure without impairing its usefulness which is an integral part of Quality Control in engineering. It confirms quality of materials such as structural beams, pipes, plates, valves, nozzles etc. used in construction of industrial equipments. It also confirms quality of fabrication and joining process where testing of welds is of major importance. Hence NDT is a major tool for QA/QC Engineers and QA/QC Inspectors to be specialized.

Design Engineer requires Expertise in CAD Production engineer requires Expertise in CNC Similarly
QA / QC Engineer requires Expertise in NDT

We conduct NDT certification as per the requirements of ASNT - SNT TC 1A 2006 and other standards.

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Internship and Project Reporting

Since Metalscan Inspection Services is a servicing company we offer opportunity for engineering students to complete industrial internship with us and we assist them in development of project report which is a requirement towards end of engineering course.

NDT is an integral part of Quality Assurance and Quality Control activities. Usually, Mechanical, Aeronautical, Production and Automobile engineering makes use of non destructive testing. Internship in NDT will be highly supportive to engineering students looking forward to develop carrier as QA/QC Engineer. Principles, procedures and testing techniques of basic NDT methods are explained to candidates during this period. NDT certification will be an added advantage for engineering students who undergo internship with us.

Aeronautical Students from Vinayaka Missions University has already successfully completed their internship and project activities with us for the academic year 2012-2013.

Please contact us for more details in this regard.

NDT Training and Certification

NDT has to be practiced so that tests can be conducted, witnessed or reviewed by the certificate holder as a QA/QC Engineer. Candidates trained by Metalscan NDT Institute will be conversant with NDT methods because we provide class room training as well as on-job training opportunity at our work sites in Chennai.


Metalscan NDT institute conducts training and certification on various NDT methods. Detailed theoretical lectures are taken by industry experts.

  • Ultrasonic Testing
  • Radiographic Testing
  • Magnetic Particle Testing
  • Penetrant Testing
  • Radiographic Test Film Interpretation
  • (RTFI)
  • Visual Testing
  • Eddy Current Testing


Successful candidates are awarded with below certification to meet industry requirement.



Our faculties are highly qualified and well experienced (India and Abroad).

  • ASNT Level III
  • NAS 410 Level III
  • BARC certified Radiation Safety Officer (RSO)
  • BARC certified Site-in-Charge
  • AWS CWI – Welding Inspector
  • RSO Saudi Arabia (KACST Certified)
  • Saudi Aramco Certified RTFI

Faculties are conversant with ASME, API, AWS, ANSI, BS, EN, NAS standards which are most commonly used construction standards for power plants, oil field industries, pipelines, refineries, water treatment plants, chemical plants, Aeronautical Engineering etc.

Training facility

  • LCD Projectors
  • Comfortable classroom
  • Power point presentation
  • Specially developed study notes on CD
  • Specially designed software for
  • examination practice.

Practical Facility

We keep latest equipment for practical.  UT equipment – Digital and Analogue

  • MPI Yoke, Prods, bench type
  • Penetrant Testing Chemicals
  • 100s of films for RTFI practice
  • Defective Test Plates and Pipes

Free On Job Training

Candidate trained at Metalscan Institute in Kochin, will have opportunity for free on-job training in NDT at our head office in Chennai with latest equipment. Please note that this opportunity can be provided by a servicing company.


Please contact us for latest fee structure for relevant certification. In the case group joining we offer fees reduction from normal fee structure.


Please contact us for upcoming schedule. Usually schedules are available in website.


Third party hostel facilities shall be arranged for candidates.

Job Opportunity

Candidates get placement as QA/QC Engineers and NDT Technicians in construction projects.

  • Oil and Gas Projects / Rigs
  • Refineries / Petrochemicals
  • Power Plants
  • Shipyards
  • Pipeline Projects
  • Nuclear Plants


Being a servicing company, Metalscan Inspection Services absorbs many candidates as our employee at our head office at Chennai. Remaining candidates shall be provided with placement assistance.

Renewal / Recertification

NDT personnel are recertified (certificate renewal) by us on reasonable rates based on continuous satisfactory performance in the respective method.

QA/QC Orientation Courses

In addition to training on Non Destructive Testing, Metalscan Inspection Services is happy to impart more knowledge to fresh engineers through below listed orientation courses which will enable them to understand project work. Usually engineers gains most of this knowledge from work experience, however these courses will be supportive to fresh engineers looking for entry to industrial construction. Please note that there are recognized courses in some of the below sectors and our courses are not for the purpose of certification.

Familiarization of Codes and Standards

A Codes and Standard can be defined as a set of technical definitions and guidelines that function as instructions for designers, manufacturers, operators, or users of equipment. Fabrications of tank, pressure vessel, heat exchanger, reactors, piping, pipeline etc. for industrial projects are done strictly in accordance with standards. Hence QA/QC engineers should be familiar with the relevant codes and standards. Accordingly we have defined this course which will be a great support to fresh engineers looking forward develop carrier as QA/QC Engineer or QA/QC Inspector.

Drawing Reading

Drawing is the universal language of engineers and QA/QC engineers working in the project should be capable to understand below listed drawings and have to work accordingly.

  • P & ID
  • GAD
  • Instrument Drawing
  • Isometric Drawing

Usually drawings are done by the design engineers of the EPC companies and construction of the project are done as per the drawings.

Fundamentals of Quality Control

This course is designed in such a way that it will give a clear idea about Inspection and Test Plan (ITP) for the project. Moreover it will explain below duties and responsibilities of a Quality Control engineer.

  • Pre-Inspection Meeting
  • Inspection of Raw materials
  • NDT / Destructive testing involved in raw material Inspection
  • Material Certificate Control
  • Review of Drawings
  • Review of Procedures & Operator
  • Qualification for Welding and NDT
  • Fit up inspection of spools
  • Monitoring of Welds
  • Visual Inspection of finished welds
  • Identification of spools
  • Post Weld Heat Treatment
  • Hardness Test
  • Non Destructive Inspection of welds
  • Surface Preparation and painting of spools
  • Inspection at erection (Fit up, welding, PWHT, NDT etc.)
  • Pressure Test
  • Coating Inspection
  • In-Service Inspection

Welding Engineering

Welding is the joining process used in the fabrication of steel components such as pipes, plates, structural, valves, tanks, pressure vessel etc. and there are various processes for welding. Hence QA/QC engineers associated with welding quality must have knowledge (ASME Sec IX) about relevant welding process. Accordingly this course will be highly supportive for candidates. Contents of the course are as follows.

  • Welding Metallurgy
  • Welding processes
  • Welding Consumables (Electrodes, Shielding gas etc.)
  • Type of Joints
  • Welding positions
  • Welding Procedure & Welder qualification ( PQR , WPS , WPQ)
  • Welding Symbol
  • PWHT
  • Welding Defects (Causes & Remedies)
  • Welding Documentation

Piping Engineering

Process piping interconnects various instruments in the projects and intended for the flow chemicals through it. Piping system uses different types of pipe fittings such as valves, tees, flanges, reducers, elbows, gaskets etc. in its fabrication. Hence engineers should be familiar with those fittings and its quality control.

  • Introduction to Piping design
  • (ASME B31.1/B31.3)
  • Classification of straight pipes
  • Classification of Pipe Fittings
    • Flanges
    • Valves
    • Elbows
    • Reducers
    • Tees
    • Fasteners
    • Gaskets
    • “O” Lets
    • Couplings
    • Pipe Supports
  • Symbols used in drawing
  • Interpretation of Pipe drawings
                          CONTACT US:

We arrange training at other locations in kerala
on reguest. For details, please contact:

   Thiruvananthapuram           Thrissur
   Kollam                                    Palakkad
   Pathanamthitta                     Malappuram
   Kottayam                                Kozhikkode                         
   Idukki                                      Wayanad
   Alappuzha                              Kannur
   Ernakulam                             Kasaragod



           Metalscan Inspection Services,
           Plot No. 50, Second Main Road,
           Kailash Nagar,
           Chennai- 600100,
           Tel: 044 32963951 / 32953952,
           Cell: 9444380251 / 9445568655
           Fax: 044 22756067
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           Metalscan Inspection Services,
           Tower B, 5th Floor, Mather Square,
           Opposite to Town (North) Railway Station,
           Town Railway Station Road,
           Kerala, India
           Tel: 0484 3210681
           Cell: 09349891880 / 9446937402
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