Dye Penetrant

Dye Penetrant (PT) Testing for Industrial Valves

PT body crackLike magnetic particle testing, PT testing can be used to detect surface discontinuities. PT testing is also the only choice for surface examination of non-magnetic materials. These include:

  • 300 Series Stainless Steels: The 300 Series stainless steels are austenitic alloys made primarily of chromium and nickel.
  • Monel: Monel is a nickel superalloy with excellent corrosion resistance.

PT is a very accurate method of exposing pits and cracks and determining if they are deep or just on the surface.

Our Team Has Essential Certifications for NDE

All personnel performing RT, MT, and PT activities at United Valve are certified in accordance with ASNT TC-1A.

ASNT-TC-1A, “Personnel Qualification and Certification in Nondestructive Testing,” offers guidelines for employers to create in-house certification programs. These programs aim to qualify and certify NDT personnel, ensuring their competence in the field.