Efficiently conducting MPI of ferromagnetic pipe and pipe welds to the highest standards of quality and excellence
Magnetic particle inspection (MPI) is one of the most widely used non-destructive testing methods for identifying both surface and near sub-subsurface defects on ferromagnetic pipe and pipe welds.
After a magnetic field is introduced into the object, iron fillings are dusted onto the surface to be tested. The fillings will cluster along edges of a flaw to reveal cracks or other defects. Because extensive training is vital to ensure a proper magnetic particle testing, Shawcor provides all technicians with thorough instruction on the implementation of pre-approved MPI techniques and the resulting interpretation. And thanks to our vast branch network, we can mobilize a magnetic particle inspection team to virtually any project location.
Maximizing MPI in conjunction with other non-destructive methods:
- Dry Powder
- Contrast Technique
- Wet Florescent Magnetic
HIGHLY TRAINED TECHNICIANS
Armed with many hours of training and adhering to all MPI best practices and standards, Shawcor technicians ensure:
- Proper alignment between magnetic flux and the defect
- Post-inspection demagnetization as necessary
- A thorough evaluation and interpretation of anomalies