Dye Penetrant Inspection (DPI)
This is a simple low-cost method of detecting surface-breaking flaws such as cracks, laps, porosity, etc. To be detected, the flaw must reach the surface to be tested.
Penetrant testing advantages, such as speed, large-area coverage and cheapness.
Liquid penetrant testing can be applied to any non-porous clean material, metallic or non-metallic, but is unsuitable for dirty or very rough surfaces.
The principle of liquid penetrant testing is that the liquid penetrant is drawn into the surface-breaking crack and excess surface penetrant is then removed; a developer is then applied to the surface, to draw out the penetrant in the crack and produce a surface indication.
DPI can also be used with fluorescent penetrant for increased sensitivity.
For more information on DPI or any NDT Services available please call CandorTech Inspections on the number below or use the contact form provided.