Welcome to the fascinating world of X-ray Fluorescence (XRF). XRF is widely used for elemental and chemical analysis. Discover how an XRF analyzer works and explore the safety involved in its operation, including the fundamentals of radiation protection and dangers of x-rays. Describe the potential sources of measurement error and perform troubleshooting. Delve into the general XRF applications such as uses in geochemistry, forensics, archeology, art, and building materials. This course is intended to meet the training requirements for Levels 1 and 2 International Standard (ISO) 20807:2004 – “Qualification of personnel for limited applications of Non-Destructive Testing” with modification to form the basis for x-ray fluorescence (XRF) operator certification; as well as Canadian Labour Code “Safety Code 32”. You should be aware; the initial certification requires: a completed NRCan application form for XRF certification; a completed photo and identification form along with 2 passport photos; training declaration (certificate) of 5 hours of formal training; a completed NRCan form of satisfactory vision; a signed NRCan “Code of Conduct”; and a minimum passing grade of 70% of both Level 1 and 2 final exams. NRCan Link: https://www.nrcan.gc.ca/science-and-data/non-destructive-testing/x-ray-fluorescence-analyzer-operator-certification/19572. Note: Candidate is advised to self-study the XRF Pocket booklet prior to attending the training.
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