NDT 3455 MAGNETIC PARTICLE/LIQUID PENETRANT TESTING
3 Credit Hours
This course is open to students on the college level in either the freshman or sophomore year and to high school vocational students.
NDT 3455 - Magnetic Particle/Liquid Penetrant Testing (3 hrs.)
This course is devised to give the student a complete introduction through hands-on experience in the magnetic particle and liquid penetrant methods within the field of nondestructive testing. This course is designed to meet certain NDT level II requirements in accordance with A.S.N.T. SNT-TC-1A & NAS-410.
NDT3451 Introduction to Nondestructive Testing or instructor approval.
This course is designed to impart the fundamentals of magnetic particle and liquid penetrant testing, their applications, techniques, process controls and terminologies such that the student could pass a typical industrial certification examination in accordance with A.S.N.T SNT-TC-1An or NAS-410.
Upon completion of this course the student will be able to successfully perform entry-level magnetic particle and liquid penetrant inspections as required by industry.
Unit Outcomes for Criterion Based Evaluation:
The following outline defines the minimum core content not including the final examination period. Instructors may add other material as time allows.
UNIT 1: HISTORY AND TERMS IN PENETRANT INSPECTION
Outcomes: Upon completion of this unit, the student will be able to successfully explain history and uses of penetrant inspection.
- List and describe changes that have occurred since 1902 in penetrant inspection.
- List and describe the twenty most common terms used in penetrant inspection.
- List and describe the nature and properties of penetrant.
- State three areas penetrant is widely used in industry.
- List five advantages and five disadvantages of penetrant inspection.
UNIT 2: FLUORESCENT AND VISIBLE INSPECTION METHODS
Outcomes: Upon completion of this unit, the student will be able to successfully list and describe the uses of fluorescent and visible penetrant.
- List and describe three advantages and three disadvantages of visible and fluorescent penetrant inspection.
- Describe the difference between and uses for visible and fluorescent penetrants. List three examples of where each would be used and why.
- List five factors that adversely affect fluorescent penetrant inspections.
- List and describe the difference in “see ability” between visible and fluorescent penetrants.
- Perform five inspections using the visible penetrant inspection method.
- Perform five inspections using fluorescent penetrant inspection method.
- List and describe the properties penetrant materials must have.
- Describe and demonstrate wetting ability, and contact angle.
UNIT 3: PENETRANT REMOVAL
Outcomes: Upon completion of this unit, the student will be able to successfully remove penetrant.
- Successfully remove water removal penetrant from two parts.
- Successfully remove post emulsified penetrant from two parts.
- Successfully remove solvent removal penetrant from two parts.
- List and describe “background and false” indications
UNIT 4: DEVELOPER, APPLICATION, INSPECTION, AND REMOVAL
Outcomes: Upon completion of this unit, the student will be able to successfully demonstrate knowledge of developers.
- List and describe differences between dry, wet, and non-aqueous wet developers.
- Demonstrate application of dry developer
- Demonstrate application of non-aqueous wet developer
- List and describe development times for the three forms of developer as listed in ASTM E-1417.
- Demonstrate inspection of five parts with known defect using non-aqueous wet developer.
- Demonstrate inspection of five parts with known defects using dry developer.
- Evaluate defects per. MIL. STD. 1907 on the above ten parts with a 80 percent accuracy rate.
- List and describe the ways parts are cleaned after penetrant inspection.
- Perform cleaning of ten parts after penetrant inspection.
- Successfully complete ten reports form for penetrant inspection per. industry standards.
- Successfully complete general and specific penetrant tests with a score of 80 percent or better.
UNIT 5: MAGNETIC PARTICLE HISTORY
Outcomes: Upon completion of this unit, the student will be able to successfully demonstrate knowledge of particle testing terms.
- List and describe origins of Magnetic particle testing.
- List and define terms used in Magnetic Particle inspection
UNIT 6: ELECTRICAL AND MAGNETIC THEORY
Outcomes: Upon completion of this unit, the student will be able to successfully demonstrate knowledge of electrical calculations.
- List and describe production of magnetic fields.
- List and describe electrical current (AC, DC, HWDC, and FWDC).
- Identify and describe the points on a hysteresis loop.
- Successfully perform electrical calculations as they relate to magnetic particle inspections. Score of 80 percent or better.
UNIT 7: MAGNETIC PARTICLES
Outcomes: Upon completion of this unit, the student will be able to successfully demonstrate and list knowledge of magnetic particles.
- List and describe material properties of magnetic particles.
- List and describe application media for wet magnetic particles.
- Demonstrate application of wet and dry magnetic particles.
UNIT 8: MAGNETIC PARTICLE INSPECTION PROCEDURES
Outcomes: Upon completion of this unit, the student will be able to successfully perform system checks before inspection.
- Perform particle concentration/contamination test.
- Perform visible and black light checks.
- Demonstrate use of report forms for system checks before performing magnetic particle inspection.
- Demonstrate safety procedures when performing magnetic particle inspection.
Refer to Syllabus
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Students should adhere to the attendance policy outlined by the instructor in the course syllabus.
The grading policy will be outlined by the instructor in the course syllabus.
Maximum class size:
Based on classroom occupancy.
Course Time Frame:
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402.00 Academic Code of Conduct
263.00 Student Appeal of Course Grades
403.00 Student Code of Conduct
Disability Services Program:
Cowley College, in recognition of state and federal laws, will accommodate a student with a documented disability. If a student has a disability which may impact work in this class which requires accommodations, contact the Disability Services Coordinator.