Magnetic Particle Inspection

5 Day Course (40 hours)

Course Description

This 40 hour course covers all theory aspects of the method and provides 50 per cent practical ‘hands-on’ workshop experience of the various techniques.

Course Content

Aerospace product technology
Introduction to magnetic particle inspection
Magnetising ferromagnetic materials
Method of magnetisation
Detecting media
Equipment used for magnetic particle inspection
Demagnetisation
Practical procedures
Interpretation of indications
Assessing amperage
The writing of reports and development of procedures

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this seminar the student should be able to:

  1. Describe the basic principles and theoretical aspects of the magnetic particle test method
  2. List several applications of the magnetic particle test method
  3. List the types of discontinuities detected with the magnetic particle test method
  4. Describe the cause and effect of various types of discontinuities
  5. Describe the operational steps in the magnetic particle test method and understand the importance of each step
  6. Perform a magnetic particle test method following a written procedure
  7. Interpret and evaluate the test results with respect to the applicable standards
  8. Complete the required test reports, and prepare a clear and concise written instruction (Procedure)
  9. Locate defects in various aircraft materials, components and structures with a high probability of detection
  10. Pass the end of course test

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