Magnetic Particle Testing performed by North Country NDT is a cost efficient process of non-destructive testing (NDT) of ferromagnetic material. Ferromagnetic is defined by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME ) as “a term applied to materials that can be magnetized or strongly attracted by a magnetic field.” Magnetic Particle Testing primarily checks for surface defects and discontinuities but it can also reveal defects and discontinuities slightly below the surface.
Examples of ASME Code-Required Inspections
The ASME codes of construction often recommend magnetic particle examination or dye penetrant examination to detect the possibility of surface defects. If material is nonmagnetic, the only choice offered up by the ASME is dye penetrant examination. However, if material is ferromagnetic, then magnetic particle testing can be used. Some of the most typical examples of ASME Code-required inspections include, but are not limited to:
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