Magnetic Particle Testing

Magnetic Particle Testing

Accomplished by inducing a magnetic field in a ferromagnetic material and dusting surface with iron particles (either dry or suspended in liquid)
Surface imperfections distort the field and concentrate iron particles over the imperfections


This course is designed to provide the participant with an understanding of the fundamental theory and applications of magnetic particle testing methods to engineering materials.

  • Introduction and history of magnetic particle testing
  • Principles of magnetism
  • Inspection media
  • Inspection methods
  • Stationary equipment
  • Mobile and portable equipment
  • Demagnetization
  • Steel making casting and welding process
  • Metallurgical discontinuities origin description and classification
  • Casting and welding discontinuities
  • Interpretation of magnetic particle indications


  • Selection and Calibration of Equipment
  • Compilation of Work Instructions and Technique Sheets in accordance with predetermined Standards
  • Perform Visible and Fluorescent Tests
  • Perform Magnetic Particle Testing on Welds, Castings and Forgings
  • Complete Report Forms
  • Interpretation and Evaluation of findings in accordance with multiple Specifications.


  • Welding technician
  • Welding supervisors
  • Welding engineers
  • Quality Assurance Inspectors


  • At the end of the training programme, the participants are required to take up an examination both in theory and practical as recommended by SNT-TC-IA.Successful candidate are eligible to be certified by the employer as level I&II in MT.

COURSE FEES: Kshs 45,000.00+VAT per person (Level I and II combined)

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