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Magnetic Particle

MAGNETIC PARTICLE

What Is Magnetic Particle Testing?
Magnetic Particle inspection is used to identify surface and near surface discontinuities in ferromagnetic materials such as steel and iron. The technique uses the principle that magnetic lines of force (flux) will be distorted by the presence of a discontinuity. Discontinuities (for example, cracks) are located from the flux distortion following the application of fine magnetic particles to the area under test.

Typical Applications
Inspection of Castings
Inspection of Forgings
Inspection of Welds

A Career in Magnetic Particle Testing
Careers can be in a variety of areas:

  • Service Inspection Companies
  • Smelters & Foundries
  • Rolling & Forging Mills
  • Petro Chemical & Refineries
  • Mining & Mineral Processing
  • Aircraft Maintenance & Manufacturing
  • Vehicle Maintenance & Manufacturing
  • Government Bodies
  • Engineering Firms
  • Research & Development Facilities
  • Education & Training
  • Equipment Manufacture & Sales
  • Maintenance, Service & Repair of Equipment

What Courses Are Offered?
Magnetic Particle Level 1 (AINDT AQB) / MEM24003B Perform Basic Magnetic Particle Testing (AQTF)
Magnetic Particle Level 2 (AINDT AQB) / MEM24004B Perform Magnetic Particle Testing (AQTF)
Magnetic Particle Level 3 (AINDT AQB)

 

More information about the pre-requisites, training and assessment can be found in the ATTAR Student Handbook at our Downloads and Literature page.

Examples of typical math questions can be found at our Downloads and Literature page.

The course syllabus can be found at our Downloads and Literature page.