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To avoid this, any indications should be investigated by polishing and re-evaluating the indication. Penetrating oils typically contain a red dye and are sprayed or brushed onto the area of the material being tested.
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Non-destructive examination basics Patrick J. The liquid penetrant examination just makes the discontinuities easier to see. Pre-clean the surfaces to be inspected.
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Active view current version of standard. They are nondestructive testing methods for detecting discontinuities that are open to the surface such as cracks, seams, laps, cold shuts, laminations, through leaks, or lack of fusion and are applicable to in-process, final, and maintenance examination.
Another technique involves the use of an ultraviolet light to view the surface discontinuities. They can be effectively used in the examination of nonporous, metallic materials, both ferrous and nonferrous, and of nonmetallic materials such as glazed or fully densified ceramics, certain nonporous plastics, and glass. After application of the developer, the visual inspection is done with a black light.
Work Item s – proposed revisions of this standard. One of the most critical aspects of liquid penetrant testing is interpreting and evaluating the discontinuities.
Liquid penetrant testing Liquid penetrant inspection is the most popular method to check for surface cracks because it is simple and no special equipment is required. This is typically done with a special cleaning solvent. It is a common misconception to label a discontinuity as a crack. In most cases, the discontinuities are visible to the naked eye without liquid penetrant testing.
With this technique, liquid penetrant is applied to the surface of a material and axtm drawn into surface discontinuities such as cracks, pits and seams by capillary action. Then the surface must be allowed to dry.
The correct term for a discontinuity is an indication, which is not necessarily a crack or a flaw. Also, there are no universal acceptance criteria on the maximum allowable size of an indication. Some equipment manufacturers allow some asttm indications, depending on their size and location on a particular part.
Some of the most popular NDE methods include: It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use. These inspections can increase the reliability of the part by providing early detection of flaws that could lead to a failure. The developer brings the penetrating oil out of the discontinuities by a blotting action.
This technique can be used on a variety of ferrous and non-ferrous materials, including steel, stainless steel, aluminum, bronze, tungsten carbide, ceramics and plastics. The reason is that some potable water sources contain chlorine, which can leave a residue on the surface and can lead adtm cracking in some stainless steels. An example of a gear tooth crack that was made more visible using a dye penetrant examination is shown in Figure 1.
The visible dye penetrant technique involves the astn steps: The penetrant that is trapped in any discontinuities will glow when viewed under a black light. Energy-Tech Magazine Contact us. This method substitutes fluorescent satm oil for the visible dye penetrant. Advertisement 4 Go to Page 1 2 3 4 Edit Story. A suitable waiting time allows the penetrant to enter the surface discontinuities, and then excess penetrant can be removed.
Cracks typically show up as red lines and pits usually look like red dots. As soon as the material is dry, the developer is applied. It should be pointed out, however, that after indications have been produced, they must be interpreted or classified and then evaluated.
For this purpose there must be a separate code or specification or a specific agreement to axtm the type, size, location, and direction of indications considered acceptable, and those considered unacceptable. The part then needs to be cleaned to remove the penetrant and the developer.
The visible dye penetrant technique involves the following steps:. Box Dubuque, IA Phone: The purpose of this article is to describe these basic NDE techniques and discuss some of the advantages and disadvantages of the different methods.
The surface then needs to be solvent cleaned to remove any greases or 1e65-02. A scratch or a pore can easily be misinterpreted as a crack or flaw, and this can lead to unnecessary and costly repairs.
Non-destructive examination NDE is used to detect cracks and other flaws e165-0 a part without rendering the part unusable by performing destructive testing. Agreement by the user and the supplier regarding specific techniques is strongly recommended.
Care must be taken not to overly clean and remove the penetrant from the discontinuities.