by Mike Giannini, Business Development Manager
A Primer on Magnetic Particle Inspection from Magnaflux
For a longer read on this topic, check out Mike's full article on A Primer on Magnetic Particle Inspection in the NDT Special Section of Quality Magazine.
Published March 13, 2018
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How perception and vision can have a significant impact on probability of detection in non-destructive testing inspections.
In this article we outline some key factors to consider when selecting the right electromagnetic yoke or contour probe for magnetic particle testing
Some handy tips for beginners who are new to magnetic particle testing or NDT pros who want an easy reference guide.
Learn about multi-directional magnetization applications and how mag particle inspections can benefit from multi-vector magnetization.
Read how regular upkeep on mag particle equipment is critical for non-destructive testing to safe guard inspections & reduce downtime.
Watch the versatile MD-Series multi-directional mag particle inspection equipment in action. Learn how this wet bench can help you save time and money.
Learn how to use M-Series magnetizing equipment to perform Magnetic Particle Inspections on a variety of large, heavy parts.
Watch a demonstration of the magnetic particle inspection method according to ASTM E1444 with basic steps for NDT using fluorescent magnetic particles.
See an overview of visible, dry-method magnetic particle inspection method according to ASTM E1444.
Apply our product at any angle with the upgraded 360° Sprayer on our WCP-2 White Contrast Paint and 7HF Magnetic Particle aerosol cans
Step-by-step process listing everything from the equipment needed in magnetic particle testing and liquid penetrant testing to preparation for NDT audits
Answering popular questions regarding shelf life for magnetic particle and liquid penetrant products used in nondestructive testing
Defining the different types of Level IIIs and some aspects of what their job entails
Understanding ASTM and SAE/AMS specifications to select the corresponding Magnaflux product for Liquid Penetrant and Magnetic Particle Inspections
In this case study, we help an aerospace MRO customer resolve fluctuations in their magnetic particle concentration
The Y-2 is an AC electromagnetic yoke for magnetic particle inspection that improves inspector productivity through a lightweight, ergonomic design. The Y-2 is the next generation of hand-held yokes that is more robust to survive harsh environments better than its predecessors.
Explaining mag particle scenarios in the field, and how they can be changed depending on the yoke selection
A brief overview of the 4 advantages of using a petroleum suspension vehicle bath to protect your magnetic particle wet bench investment.
This article discusses the most common incorrect assumptions about magnetic particle inspection and gives you some solutions to combat these misunderstandings
Universal WE is a multi-directional wet bench designed to meet the speed requirements of high volume production facilities.
Use the Universal WE ROI Calculator to learn how multi-directional magnetic particle equipment can save you time and money
According to ASTM E1444 and ASTM E3024 daily system performance checks are required. This article explains how to perform those checks.
Learn how daily checks and maintenance can improve the lifespan of a yoke for a safer work environment
In this article, we will go over the five key factors to successfully calibrate your Magnetic Particle Equipment in reference to ASTM E1444, ASTM E3024, ISO 9934, or Nadcap AC7114/2
Safety is a make-or-break factor in a technician's world – we list details around hazards, storage, recycling, and shipping of NDT aerosols
See how three common magnetic particle testing carriers perform in a standard ASTM E1444 settling volume test.
See how Magnaflux's semi-automated magnetic particle testing system simplifies Oil Country Tubular Good coupling inspection.
In this experiment, we compare the speed of a multi-directional magnetic particle wet bench to a traditional uni-directional method.
In this article, we list and explain why each Magnetic Particle Inspection accessory is needed to validate the system performance of an inspection
Learn how this process-control and efficiency upgrade for mag particle testing helps NDT pros improve quality with less time.
In this article, we review the Nadcap requirements for proper magnetization and the importance of documentation for auditors
In this article, we explain what a P-Series portable power packs are capable of, and their next generation.
In this article, we explain why carrier oil is a critical part of the MPI process and which characteristics to look for when choosing an NDT carrier fluid
Learn about the most effective risk-reduction measure to increase safety for field inspectors
We highlight the 5 major sections to understand on a Safety Data Sheets (SDS) in accordance with US OHSHA Hazcom 2012 GHS regulations
In this article, Magnetic Particle Inspection Flux Indicator Strips and Quantitative Quality Indicators (QQI) are defined and given a user manual approach to find artificial flaw standards
Explaining the who, what, when, where, why, and how of Authorized Service Centers, and why they are best for NDT maintenance and repairs
This article reviews the limitations of operators with cardiac pacemaker’s exposure to magnetic particle inspection equipment.
This article explores a few of the approaches most Magnetic Particle Inspectors practice to check their system performance at regular intervals
In this article, we show two examples how Magnaflux can customize magnetic particle equipment
A 4-minute mag particle primer to help you understand why this simple, quick, and effective method is still widely used today.
In this article, we explain what an NDT-approved carrier is and what sets it apart from commonly used, non-approved base oils
This article explores issues many magnetic particle inspection operators face when testing diverse parts that require specific standards and acceptance criteria in a world that does not accept mistakes
Learn about Magnaflux's NDT-approved petroleum base suspension vehicle for Wet Method Magnetic Particle Testing, and how it compares to competitors.
Understand the difference between magnetic particle inspection standards ASTM E709, ASTM E1444 and ASTM E3024
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