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By: Associate Professor Stephen Collins Last revised: March 13, 2005 For informational PT only. This is not an authorized procedure for inspection to any code or specification.
but you must wear them when handling PT materials) . Wear safety glasses and gloves (illustrations here do not show gloves.Safety You must have documented MSDS training on PT materials before using them.
1. wipe dry with clean cloth Allow Cleaner to evaporate 1 2 . Skip this step if no grease or oil is present. Degrease the surface to be inspected. Coat the area to be inspected with Cleaner Let grease dissolve.
making it difficult to clean. .2. Grinding leaves deep scratches. Skip this step if surface is clean and smooth. Clean the surface by sanding or wire brushing. Follow up with sanding.
.3. Use only enough penetrant to cover the inspection area. Apply the penetrant holding the spray can back about 12´ from the surface using a sweeping motion.
4. Let stand for 10 minutes to allow penetrant to enter flaws open to the surface. .
Wipe the surface with a clean dry rag to remove penetrant .5.
rag comes up clean. Clean the surface using a rag premoistened with cleaner/solvent.6. . Do not flush the surface with cleaner/solvent Repeat until all traces of penetrant are removed.
7. Let stand for 10 minutes to allow cleaner to evaporate .
using a sweeping motion. Several light coats will dry more quickly. Do not allow to sag or puddle. Apply the developer Shake the can vigorously.8. make it rattle holding can back about 12´ from surface. .
Let stand for 10 minutes observing indications as they develop to aid in identification. Interpret and evaluate any flaws by comparison to a suitable standard.9. .
Examples of PT Excavations of defects in castings .
Can you find the flaws? .
These are easier to see .
Retrieved March 13.pdf NDT Resource Center (n. 2005 from http://www.a.References Magnaflux Corporation (2005) Spotcheck Dye Penetrant Operating Instructions. 2005 from http://www.ndted.org/EducationResources/CommunityCollege/P enetrantTest/Introduction/history.com/files/library/operating/ Spotcheck~reg_Kit_Operating_Instructions.htm .magnaflux. Retrieved March 13.) Introduction to Dye Penetrant Testing.
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