You are on page 1of 4



ISO 9001:2000v

Ref. No. : SB - 001 / TM-55

Vessel Name Hull Number Work Item Number System / Component Location Contract Number Description of Test

: xx : xx : xx : xx : xx : xx : Liquid Penetrant Test


-To objective of the Liquid Penetrant Test method stated in this test-memo is for detecting the presence of discontinuities on ship’s structural and non-ferromagnetic machinery parts/components.

-To ensure material soundness and good workmanship. -To satisfy all the customer’s requirements performing NDT inspection.

3.0 TEST EQUIPMENT/CHEMICALS: 3.1Penetrant test kit ( Cleaner, Penetrant and Developer) 3.2 Lint-free cloth/rags 3.3Lighting fixture (if required) 3.4Micrometer caliper / Steel rule

4.0 SAFETY PRECAUTIONS: 4.1 Keep test area clear and safe. Ensure that no any worker inside the tank/compartment to be test. Wear proper PPE i.e., hard hat, fall protection harness, goggles, respirator, etc. NOTICE Carefully read and obey all CAUTIONS and WARNING on this Test Memorandum, equipment and chemical being used. Refer to the description of these statement that follow. - A “‘CAUTION” statement is given to prevent damage to the equipment and property. - A “WARNING” statement is given to prevent personal injury.


2 Penetrant Application: The liquid penetrant may be applied by any suitable means. This may be may be accomplished manually using spray type solvent cleaner or alcohol and clean rags.2 Metal removing processes such as filing. buffing.e. as applicable for the type of contaminant to be removed.1.3 It is essential that the component be thoroughly clean and dry.1. to allow proper penetrating period a minimum of 15mins. 42173 5. 5. paint.1 Pre-Cleaning : Prior to application of penetrant. solvent and alkali may be required to remove any contaminant that might interfere with the process.3 Dwell Times: The penetrant material dwell times(the length of time) that the penetrant must remain in contact with surface area under examination. 5. or brushing.0 TEST PROCEDURE: 5. scale.. lint. 4. mechanical milling. 5. such as spraying. If this happen. 2/3 . sanding and/or immersion of part in hot water may be accomplished. dirt. 5.. WARNING: Read and understand all safety precautions regarding chemical usage upon commencing on test.SUBIC DRYDOCK CORPORATION SHIP REPAIR * NEWBUILDINGS ISO 9001:2000v CERTIFICATE NO. scrapping. immersion. Wear proper PPE.1 Chemical cleaning processes such as detergent. Penetrant shall be applied in such a manner to ensure 100% coverage of the affected area to undergo examination.3. should be follow with respect to it’s penetrant degree of sensitivity (type of penetrant used). grinding liquid honing.1 Dirt or other contaminants must not get on your examination surface.1. Drying of the component can be accomplished using manual wipe and/or application of pressurized dry air. blast media residue. and other extraneous matter which would mask defects. 5. each component shall be dry and free from any contaminants i. the component must be cleaned and the procedure shall be reapplied from the beginning. grease.

as applicable to a particular component.2 The minimum developing time shall be 10min. Reference the pre-cleaning section (4. All indications shall be evaluated in terms of the acceptance criteria.e.SUBIC DRYDOCK CORPORATION SHIP REPAIR * NEWBUILDINGS ISO 9001:2000v CERTIFICATE NO. 42173 5. but not exceed 30 min.8mm) or greater is considered relevant.6. a linear indications that is 0. 5. The remaining penetrant on difficult to access area i. 5. 5. It should be applied as a uniform thin coating over the entire surface to be inspected. 4. When no guidance is given. welded join connections.7 Component Evaluation: Interpretation of component shall be accomplished prior to the maximum developing time. tight corner space is accomplished by wiping with a solvent dampened lint-free cloth.1 The developer shall be applied by spraying. Failure to do so would result doubt in test evaluation. 4. The aid of filtered shop compress air may be used. as applicable. and therefore shall be rejected and or rectified. 5.6 Developer Application: The developer shall be applied immediately after the excess penetrant is removed and the surface is dry..4 Penetrant Removal: Excess liquid penetrant removal should be the part surface.030 inches (0.9 Post Cleaning: The objective is to remove inspection residue as applicable. and 60min.6. Manual Wipe removal is accomplished by wipe clean excess penetrant with a clean dry lintfree cloth.8 Accept/reject criteria shall be as specified in IACS No. 5. 3/3 .5 Drying of Part: Drying of part is accomplished by normal evaporation. after the completion of part drying.1) for specific cleaning guidance. 68 or other customer approved variance. for maximum. NOTE: Care shall be taken as to the over-removal and under-removal of the surface penetrant .

SUBIC DRYDOCK CORPORATION SHIP REPAIR * NEWBUILDINGS 6.68 “Guidelines for Non-destructive Examination of Hull & Machinery Steel Forgings” 4/3 .” ASTM E1220 – 10 ”Standard Practice for Visible Penetrant Testing using Solvent-Removable process”.0 REFERENCE: • • • • • ISO 9001:2000v CERTIFICATE NO. ASTM E165 .09 “Standard Practice for Liquid Penetrant Examination for General Industry”. 42173 Military Standard .2035A “ Nondestructive Testing Acceptance Criteria’’ IACS # 20 ”Non-destructive Testing of ship Hull Steel Welds. IACS No.