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Magnetic Particle Inspection of Aerospace Structures and Components

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Are you seeking formal training and qualification in Magnetic Particle Inspection (MPI) for aerospace structures and components?

What will I learn

Are you seeking formal training and qualification in Magnetic Particle Inspection (MPI) for aerospace structures and components? Our level I/II course is designed to meet the rigorous syllabus requirements of ASNT-CP-189, SNT-TC-1A, NAS 410, BS EN 4179, and PCN, making it ideal for engineering inspectors at all experience levels.

Course Highlights:

  • Theory and Practical: This comprehensive training program strikes a perfect balance between theory and practical application, with a 50% focus on each. You'll not only gain a deep understanding of the subject but also develop hands-on expertise.
  • Supervised Learning: Practice a wide variety of inspection techniques under the expert guidance of qualified instructors who provide the latest equipment for your training.

Course Content:

Our course covers a broad spectrum of topics, including:

  • Understanding the advantages and limitations of MPI.
  • Principles of MPI operation.
  • Surface preparation techniques.
  • Safety precautions are specific to MPI.
  • Materials descriptions relevant to aerospace applications.
  • Principles of magnetism and flux leakage fields.
  • Basics of electricity and waveform descriptions.
  • Magnetic hysteresis and its importance.
  • Methods and sequences for magnetization.
  • Types of magnetizing equipment used.
  • Detection media and flux/field indicators.
  • Interpretation and recording of indications.
  • Demagnetization processes and equipment control checks.
  • Preparation of techniques and report writing procedures, with a focus on interpreting relevant specifications.


Throughout the course, students are subject to continuous assessment, which includes homework assignments, progress tests, and both theoretical and practical end-of-course examinations.

Certification Options:

Upon successful completion of the course, students have the opportunity to take approval examinations in Magnetic Particle Inspection at Level I, II, or Level III. These examinations align with industry standards such as SNT-TC-1A, NAS 410, or BS EN 4179, following their respective company's written practice.

Level III Services:

Additionally, The International School of Aerospace NDT offers Level III services as defined in the industry documents mentioned above. We act as an outside agency, providing expert inspection services for aerospace applications.

Join us for a comprehensive training experience in Magnetic Particle Inspection tailored to the aerospace sector. Whether you're new to NDT or looking to enhance your skills, our course offers the knowledge and practical expertise you need to excel in this critical field.

About this institute

Institute Name : The International School of Aerospace NDT Limited

Language : English

Charge : Paid

Location : Beech Avenue

Mode : Offline

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The International School of Aerospace NDT Limited is a British Institute of Non-Destructive Testing accredited training school for all methods of aerospace NDT and is recognized as a  BINDT-approved outside agency, by the requirements of the UK NANDTB.

ISA NDT  is conveniently situated at Norwich International Airport, just a short taxi ride away from Norwich city center, the thriving historical hub of the east.

With over 50 years of combined experience in the aviation and non-destructive testing industry, the School has an enviable reputation with practical and theoretical testing techniques. Consequently, we travel all over the world to train and certify students and attract students from all over the world to our premises in the UK.

With our purpose-built 200kV Radiographic and Isotope Exposure Room, automatic film processing facilities, and laboratories utilizing state-of-the-art equipment supplied by leading manufacturers, we make it our priority to offer students hands-on experience with the latest NDT equipment.

Classrooms come equipped with computer and WiFi access, as well as air-conditioning to ensure a comfortable learning atmosphere for all our students.

Light lunches are available in our student lounge, or nearby pubs and cafes. As a service to our customers we offer corporate-rated accommodation, from guest houses to 5 Star Hotels, The accommodation suppliers list is available on request.

“Our aim at ISA is to make learning as enjoyable as possible; student welfare is therefore always of the highest priority.”

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