About Magnetic Particle Testing

Magnetic Particle inspection is a Non Destructive Testing method for the detection of surface or near surface flaws in ferromagnetic materials such as steel and iron. Detection of these flaws is achieved by establishing a suitable magnetic field in the test article, applying magnetic particles to the surface which collects at the site of the flux leakage. Magnetic Particle Testing is conducted in a range of industrial applications, with portable and non-portable systems.

 

Current Flow fluorescent magnetic Particle Inspection

Current Flow fluorescent magnetic Particle Inspection

TCS NDT has diverse range of testing samples covering weldments, castings and forgings, and equipment including fixed and portable methods. The course will provide all the training requirements for certification with BINDT or AINDT.

 
 

Magnetic Particle Testing Level II
40 Hour Course

What this course covers:
Basic Magnetism Principles and Theory
Flux, Field and Electromagnetism Basis
Magnetic Particle Inspection Equipment, Calibration and Checks
Permeability and Hysteresis Loop
Uses in Industry, Materials and Conditions
Understanding Written Instructions
Product Technology, Defects and Reporting
Plus more.


Recommended Course Prerequisites

  • Basic Literacy Skills
  • Basic Language Skills
  • Basic Maths Skills 
  • Product Technology and Processes

While not essential, as the course notes do cover all required areas, reading some of the below literature might help provide additional knowledge, and are generally available in reference libraries:

  • Basic Metallurgy for Non-Destructive Testing, Edited by J L Taylor. The British Institute of Non- Destructive Testing
  • Classroom Training Handbook CT-6-3, Magnetic particle testing - General Dynamics, Convair Division.
  • Electrical, Magnetic and Visual Methods of Testing Materials . JBlitz, W.G. King and D.G.Rogers, Butterworth

See our knowledge section to try examples of the typical question and problems that you will encounter during the course.


TCS NDT can offer an extensive range of Magnetic Particle Inspection Services

Magnetic Particle Examinations
We provide examinations for Magnetic Particle Testing, including PCN examinations to levels 1 & 2

Level 1
The MT Level 1 examination: general theory paper, specific paper, and a practical exam.

The options for MT Level 1 examinations are:
Initial Candidate
Resit (Theory)
Resit (Practical)
Recertification

Level 2
The MT Level 2 examination includes a theory paper, specific paper, and a practical exam.

The options for MT Level 2 examinations are:
Initial Candidate
Resit (Theory)
Resit (Practical)
Recertification


For more information regarding certification and examination contact our office or see our certification page