Magnetic Particle Testing (MT) is a common non-destructive testing technique that involves inducing a magnetic field on a component, where dry or wet magnetic particles are applied. An area where there is an interruption of the magnetic field (flux leakage) patterns are then formed by the particles, indicating discontinuities in the part. Discontinuities detected by MT include cracks, laminations, and surface and near-surface discontinuities. Magnetic particle testing is performed using visible or fluorescent mediums; the particles can be wet (suspended in a fluid) or in the form of a dry powder. MT testing is best suited for materials that are ferromagnetic in nature, such as carbon, steel, iron, nickel and some of their alloys.

What are the advantages of Magnetic Particle (MT) Testing?

Customers can obtain many benefits through the application of this conventional testing technique for their assets, which include:

Fast inspection times
Reliability in critical defect detection

Is Magnetic Particle Testing (MT) the appropriate technique for our assets?

Magnetic Particle Testing (MT) can be applied on assets owned and operated by companies in various sectors, including:

Paper production
Power generation
Learn more about how Magnetic Particle Testing (MT) and other conventional techniques with the help of our technical experts today