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Part Financed by the European Community European Regional Development Fund and managed by

Yorkshire Enterprise

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Yorkshire QualityAlliance

 

Application - Detection of surface or near surface defects in ferromagnetic materials of any shape or heat treated condition.

Advantages

bulletSimple in principle.
bulletEasy to use.
bulletCan be portable.
bulletFast positive and reliable method of testing suitable components.

Disadvantages

bulletParts should be degreased and de-magnetised before and after inspection.
bulletPaint removal is required.
bulletMagnetic flux must be normal to the plane of the defect to show indications.
bulletComplex shaped components can be difficult and time consuming to examine thoroughly.

 

Above - Typical Magnetic Particle Inspection bench unit and fluorescent lamp.

 

 

 

 
Last modified: January 20, 2016