Magnetic Particle Testing (MT)
Magnetic Particle Testing Levels 1 and 2 Course (Combined)
Course Duration: 5-Days (40 hours)
0830hrs to 1730hrs Daily
This course satisfies the formal training element of the American Society for Non-Destructive Testing SNT-TC-1A, ANSI/ASNT CP-105 and NAS 410 / EN 4179 and is suitable for managers, engineers and technicians at all levels of experience that require familiarization or formal training for qualification in this subject.
The training programme consists of both theoretical and practical hands-on application, allowing the student time to obtain a good foundation in this method of NDT, by practicing a variety of inspection techniques under the supervision of qualified instructor(s). Students will also have the opportunity to inspect parts in an operational Magnetic Particle Inspection (MPI) facility.
Standards and specifications associated with the MPI process such as ASTM E1444 (latest revision) will be introduced and discussed in this course.
The aim of this course is to provide students with an adequate theoretical and practical knowledge of the Magnetic Particle Testing process including system checks, interpretation/ evaluation techniques and writing of NDT instructions and test reports to prepare them for qualification examinations in accordance with their employer’s NDT Written Practice.
The course comprises of:
- Principles of operation - Magnetic Particle Inspection
- Advantages and disadvantages
- Effects of Discontinuities on Materials
- Principles of Demagnetization
- Flux Fields
- Magnetic Particles and Methods of Application
- Magnetization by Means of Electric Current
- Evaluation Techniques
- Understanding/Use of Standards and Specifications
- Fluorescent Magnetic Particle Inspection (FMPI) line systems and quality control
- Practical Training
- Preparation of NDT Instructions and Test Reports
A comprehensive topical outline will be provided to the students during the course.
All students will be continuously assessed during the course by progress tests and homework, together with a theoretical and practical End-of-Course examination.