Determining Service Suitability
A key question about pipeline materials involves their susceptibility to corrosion. Pro Integrity NDT® uses Ferrite Testing to provide answers. In addition to corrosion susceptibility, Ferrite Testing allows Pro Integrity NDT to make a technical assessment of mechanical properties, service suitability, and service reliability.
Ferrite is a crystal structure that imparts magnetic properties to iron. The Ferrite Test establishes the prevalence of this structure in the examined metal. Ferrite content analysis is a non-destructive testing method that yields essential data for stainless steel and duplex materials. Typically the quality of a stainless steel weld is assessed on a Ferrite Number scale ranging from 3 to 10, but test results can also be interpreted in accordance with customer requirements. When necessary, reports can be accompanied by drawings to identify tested locations.
Pro Integrity NDT requires both a minimum material thickness and a minimum specimen size for optimum testing.
The test requires only a light contact which leaves no mark.
Ferrite values are determined directly and quickly.
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