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Metals Handbook Desk Edition

Edited by
Joseph R. Davis
Joseph R. Davis
Davis & Associates
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ISBN electronic:
978-1-62708-199-3
Publication date:
1998
Book Chapter

Magnetic-Particle Inspection

Published:
1998
Page range:
1267 - 1273

Abstract

Magnetic-particle inspection is a nondestructive testing technique used to locate surface and subsurface discontinuities in ferromagnetic materials. Beginning with an overview of the applications, advantages, and limitations of magnetic-particle inspection, this article provides a detailed account of the portable power sources available for magnetization, and the different ways of generating magnetic fields using yokes, coils, central conductors, prod contacts, direct-contact, and induced current. In addition, the article discusses the characteristics and classification, and properties of magnetic particles and suspended liquids. Finally, the article outlines the types of discontinuities (surface and subsurface) that can be identified by magnetic-particle inspection and the importance of demagnetization after inspection.

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1998. "Magnetic-Particle Inspection", Metals Handbook Desk Edition, Joseph R. Davis

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