Welcome to Scotia Non-Destructive Testing
Magnetic particle inspection (MT) is a non-destructive testing method used for defect detection. MT is fast and relatively easy to apply, and part surface preparation is not as critical as it is for some other NDT methods. These characteristics make MT one of the most widely utilised non-destructive testing methods.
MT uses magnetic fields and small magnetic particles (i.e. iron filings) to detect flaws in components. The only requirement from an inspection standpoint is that the component being inspected must be made of a ferromagnetic material such as iron, nickel, cobalt, or some of their alloys.
The method is used to inspect a variety of product forms including castings, forgings, and weldments. Many different industries use magnetic particle inspection for determining a component's fitness-for-use. Some examples of industries that use magnetic particle inspection are the structural steel, automotive, petrochemical, power generation, and aerospace industries. Underwater inspection is another area where magnetic particle inspection may be used to test items such as offshore structures and underwater pipelines.
Magnetic Particle Testing Course (MT)
The training program covers 50% theory and 50% practical application, allowing time to obtain good foundation in the method of NDT by practicing a large variety of inspection techniques under the supervision of our qualified instructors.
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