MAGNETIC PARTICLE TESTING & INSPECTION
RRL NDT offers magnetic particle testing and inspection services, as well as training.
Magnetic Particle Testing & Inspection
RRL NDT can help with all of your magnetic particle testing needs. We have personnel and equipment to handle both dry and wet fluorescent forms magnetic particle inspection for surface and subsurface defects and ferrous materials. Our trained and certified technicians provide services in accordance with SNT-TC-1A, NAS-410, and CP-189.
Magnetic particle testing (MT) can be used to test welds, castings, and forgings for surface or subsurface defects; however, it can only be used on ferromagnetic metals. Magnetic particle testing is also known as MPI (magnetic particle inspection), yoke check, magnetism check, and occasionally Magnaflux (though this is a brand name of a popular magnetic particle and liquid penetrant chemical and not a proper term).
Magnetic particle testing is a fairly quick and inexpensive nondestructive testing method compared to other NDT methods such as ultrasound, eddy current and X-ray. The principle of magnetic particle testing is quite simple, the main concern is ensuring that the choice of instrumentation yoke, coil, bench, cables, and prods are adequate for the application. Our trained level II and level III technicians will guarantee that your magnetic particle testing is performed correctly for accurate results.
At RRL NDT, we provide magnetic particle training and testing around the country. We can teach you how to do the inspections yourself, provide on-the-job training, or perform your inspections for you— whatever works best for your situation!