Liquid Penetrant Testing (PT)

Liquid penetrant (PT) testing of materials is an effective non-destructive testing (NDT) technique for detecting surface defects. It’s commonly used to inspect a wide range of materials and welds where the properties of the material limit the use of other NDT methods.

During this process, penetrant is applied and allowed to dwell or soak for a determined amount of time. Once the part has had ample time for the penetrant to dwell it is removed carefully, and developer is applied. The penetrant bleeds through the developer, which produces a visible or fluorescent indication that we evaluate to applicable codes, standards, and client specifications.

PT techniques include:

  • Type I – Fluorescent penetrant examination
    • Method A – water washable
    • Method C – solvent removable
  • Type II – Visible penetrant examination
    • Method A – water washable
    • Method C – solvent removable

Benefits

  • Mobile
  • Cost-effective
  • Portable
  • Sensitive to critical defects

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Because we’re equipped to mobilize testing services across the United States, our customers can get their inspections done whenever and wherever they need them. That includes pipeline operators working in remote environments or extreme conditions. Our technology and more than 35 years of experience mean customers can rely on us for thorough, detailed, and rapid inspection results.

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