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Advantages of Magnetic Particle Inspection

Hello to you all! Hope you are having a fantastic week.

This time we wanted to get away from the serious tech talk and go back to basics. This fortnight we are discussing the advantages of Magnetic Testing. Before we jump right to the advantages, it is important to note that Magnetic Particle Inspection is also known as Magnetic Testing (often abbreviated MPI or MT). And it is a surface method of non-destructive testing (NDT).

One main advantage we here at Weldtest all agree on is that Magnetic Particle Inspection is uncomplicated and quick to carry out. So the Weldtest technician can immediately see any indication of defects. This means that using MT provides the technician with immediate results and there is no waiting time.

Magnetic Testing is also great because it shows surface and near surface defects. These type of defects are primarily the most important kinds because it is where the stresses of the weld concentrate.

Another huge advantage of Magnetic Particle Inspection is that it is portable. Therefore MT can be used in a workshop as well as on site. It is especially useful in confined spaces. In addition small and large items can be inspected both easily and quickly.

Lastly by no means least, Magnetic Particle Inspection is a cost effective method of NDT.

That’s all for this week. If any website viewers out there have any feedback or have any suggestions for upcoming articles please feel free to contact us by using the form on the right hand side of the page or drop an email to office@weldtest.co.nz.

Until the Next update on 14/6/2018. Keep smiling 🙂