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Kusnadie
Kusnadie
05:37 Apr-13-2009
EMI

Dear all,

Please advice me, What is NDT methode qualification shall be held to conduct Electromagnetic
Inspection ?
And let me know standard code that using

    
 
 
Phil
NDT Inspector, Radiation Safety
BINDT, MIAQP, United Kingdom, Joined Mar 2009, 151

Phil

NDT Inspector, Radiation Safety
BINDT, MIAQP,
United Kingdom,
Joined Mar 2009
151
12:39 Apr-13-2009
Re: EMI
In Reply to Kusnadie at 05:37 Apr-13-2009 (Opening).

Kusnadie,
I guess you mean Magnetic Particle Inspection ASNT Level 1 or 2 in MT, or PCN Level 1 or 2 in MT, and it can be done to most Specs ASME, API, ANSI just depends on which code you are working to. But ASME V appendix 6 Methods for Magnetic Particle Examination (MT) should cover you for most things. Hope that has helped you.

Phil

    
 
 
Bruce McPherson
Consultant
MFL Services, United Kingdom, Joined Mar 2009, 26

Bruce McPherson

Consultant
MFL Services,
United Kingdom,
Joined Mar 2009
26
13:16 Apr-13-2009
Re: EMI
In Reply to Kusnadie at 05:37 Apr-13-2009 (Opening).

Electromagnetic inspection is normally divided in 2 catagories
a. Eddy current inspection - typically performed on non magnetic materials - and commonly used in the inspection of aerospace components and things like thin walled boiler tubes
b. Magnetic flux leakage testing - performed on ferromagnetic materials and most commonly used in the inspection of oilfield tubulars and tank floors
Eddy current inspectors are typically qualified at level 1 or 2 in the ASNT or PCN systems - I'm not sure about which codes and standards are applicable to this method
Magnetic flux leakage testing was recognised as a separate method in SNT-TC-1A 2006 and there is a training syllabus and example questions in htis document. At this time I'm not aware of anyone doing formal training and qualification in the Magnetic flux leakage method although I'll be happy to be corrected on this point
My area of specialisation is the inspection of oilfield tubulars using the MFL method and there are several applicable standards issued by the American Petroleum Institute (API) which address the MFL method including API 5CT, API RP5A5, APIRP-7G-2 etc

Hope this helps

    
 
 
Abbas Bombaywala
NDT Inspector
Free Lance, India, Joined Jul 2007, 91

Abbas Bombaywala

NDT Inspector
Free Lance,
India,
Joined Jul 2007
91
06:37 Apr-14-2009
Re: EMI
In Reply to Bruce McPherson at 13:16 Apr-13-2009 .

In Reply to Bruce

Well Silverwing is conducting the course for MFL Inspection.

With Regards

    
 
 
Phil
NDT Inspector, Radiation Safety
BINDT, MIAQP, United Kingdom, Joined Mar 2009, 151

Phil

NDT Inspector, Radiation Safety
BINDT, MIAQP,
United Kingdom,
Joined Mar 2009
151
10:43 Apr-14-2009
Re: EMI
In Reply to Bruce McPherson at 13:16 Apr-13-2009 .

Thanks Bruce I have not been involved with Eddy Current inspection so this has helped me also.

Regards,

Phil

    
 
 
ajit rawal
ajit rawal
04:59 Dec-10-2012
Re: Re: EMI
In Reply to Phil at 10:43 Apr-14-2009 .

standard code for EMI is ASTM E-570

    
 
 
Frank Lund
R & D,
United Kingdom, Joined Apr 2005, 219

Frank Lund

R & D,
United Kingdom,
Joined Apr 2005
219
10:47 Dec-10-2012
Re: EMI
In Reply to Bruce McPherson at 13:16 Apr-13-2009 .

Eddy curent bsaed inspections are frequently performed on ferritic materails. I know becacuse I have developed equipment for those applications, including "blind" inspection where MPI could not be done without major dismantling.

The FGI technology that I developed well lends itself to mapping the damage at the rail-wheel interface and reveals patterns of damage/defects ot revealed in other ways. It provides other valuable means of condition assessment.

    
 
 
John Hansen
Director, - Eddy Current Technology
ETher NDE Ltd, United Kingdom, Joined Oct 1999, 73

John Hansen

Director, - Eddy Current Technology
ETher NDE Ltd,
United Kingdom,
Joined Oct 1999
73
12:13 Dec-10-2012
Re: EMI
In Reply to Frank Lund at 10:47 Dec-10-2012 .

You can get PCN certification in Eddy Current weld inspection from most of the training schools in the UK.

Eddy Current Inspection of welds both Ferromagnetic and Non-Ferrromagnetic is covered by the European Standard EN1711:2000. It has particular advantages in inspecting though coated surface (both conductive and non-conductive) and in poor access areas when compared with MPI.

There is more information on our web site here http://www.ethernde.com/probes/weld-probes/discover

    
 
 

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