MAGNETIC PARTICLE INSPECTION (MPI)
One of the most reliable of methods for detecting defects, which are near surface or outcrop to the surface, is magnetic particle inspection.
The advantage of this type of test is its simplicity making it a very cost effective and efficient method of testing ferromagnetic components for defective areas.
Inspections can be carried out on-site with the aid of permanent magnets and electro magnets or in our laboratory using our current flow / magnetic flow fixed bench units.
The detecting medium may be either a dry powder or a liquid containing black or fluorescent indicators to provide a strong contrast to the surrounding material.
Surface cracks in welded assemblies
Heat Treatment cracks in components
Fine defects in the surface of castings for use in aerospace, automotive, oil & gas and medical industries.
Fatigue cracks that have developed in service
Fatigue cracks in chains and lifting gear.
2 x Magnetic particle bench units up to 7000 amps AC & HWDC with fixed lifting equipment up to 125Kgs
1 x Ring testing unit up to 7000 amps AC & HWDC with fixed lifting equipment up to 250Kgs
Bar testing unit for bars up to 5M in length