Container weld inspections are crucial to ensure structural integrity and safety. Among the non-destructive testing methods available, Magnetic Particle Inspection (MPI) stands out. This technique utilizes magnetic powders to reveal defects and discontinuities in ferromagnetic materials without causing any damage.
The process of MPI involves magnetizing the ferromagnetic workpiece, which leads to localized distortions in the magnetic field lines when discontinuities are present. This results in a leakage magnetic field that attracts magnetic powders applied to the surface. When appropriately illuminated, these powders form visible indications, allowing for the identification of location, size, shape, and severity of any defects.
For effective flaw detection, TLS employs black magnetic paste during MPI. This specific approach boasts high sensitivity in detecting even the smallest surface imperfections. The procedure comprises the following steps:
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Written by Oliver