Magnetic Particle Testing Courses (MT)

Magnetic Particle Inspection involves the magnetisation of a component, followed by the application of ferromagnetic particles. The particles align along discontinuities in the surface, or shallow sub-surface discontinuities. This method is used to test welds, castings, and forgings for surface or subsurface defects; however it can only be used on ferromagnetic metals.

We can provide Magnetic Particle training suitable for ASNT Levels 1 and 2. Alternatively we can provide training suitable for candidates working to an employer written practice based on EN4179 and NAS410.

Below is an example of a syllabus that is used for Magnetic Particle training courses, we can make changes to a syllabus to satisfy the requirements of a specific written practice if necessary.

Level 1:

General Theory:

  • Principles of Magnetic Particle Inspection
  • Methods of Magnetisation
  • Inspection and Detection of Indications
  • Checks and Calibrations
  • Equipment
  • Test Procedures
  • Standards and Specifications
  • Safety Precautions

Specific Theory:

Application of the Method and use of Codes, Specifications and Procedures, applicable to the Company, including the relevant control checks.

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Coding for MT Training Courses

  • INTRO/PRAC1 – 5 Days Practical Introduction to MT and PT (40 Hours)
  • MT4 – Half Day Refresher Course suitable for SNT/PCN (4 Hours)
  • MT8 – 1 Day Course suitable for SNT/PCN (8 Hours)
  • MT16 – 2 Days Course suitable for SNT/PCN Level 1 (16 Hours)
  • MT24 – 3 Days Course suitable for SNT Level 2 Direct (24 Hours)
  • MT40 – 4 Days Course suitable for PCN Level 2 Direct (40 Hours)

Please note, there is a further charge if you require examination at the end of your training course, please request details if an exam is required.

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Level 2:

In addition to Level 1:

General Theory:

  • Review of Level 1
  • Testing Procedures
  • Detectability of Defects
  • Product Technology
  • Interpretation and Reporting
  • Post Test Procedures
  • Safety Precautions

Specific Theory:

Application of the Method to the Specific requirements of the Company, in particular making reference to those Codes, Specifications and Procedures used by the Company, including the relevant control checks.

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Minimum Training and Work Experience Requirements

These shall be as stated in your Written Practice.

If you require training to comply with your employer’s written practice, Lavender International will change the course to suit your company’s procedure.

For information about training for an employer based certification, please contact the IMechE Argyll Ruane office.

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These courses are run by Ultramag Inspection Services but all examinations are conducted by IMechE Argyll Ruane.