NDT – Magnetic Particles Testing



On completion of the training program, the student will be awarded:

→ A Certificate of NDT – Magnetic Particles Testing, issued by Bureau Veritas Solutions Marine & Offshore.

The Certificate of NDT – Magnetic Particles Testing, is obtained after completing the course and passing the online test.


This training course provides an overview of the Magnetic Particles Testing (MT) method for non-destructive examination of materials and welding, its objectives and principles.

Whom the course is for

The course NDT – Magnetic Particles Testing is aimed at anyone interested in getting familiar with this NDT technique. This may include Ship Managers, Technical Superintendents, Ship Masters, Officers and Seafarers; Offshore Units Operators and technical staff; Shipyards Technical Staff; Surveyors; P&I and/or Insurance Inspectors; etc.


On completion of the training, students will be able to:

  • Understand the basic physical principles of magnetic particle testing.
  • Know the testing procedure and the inspection process referred to testing materials and equipment.
  • Differentiate applications and the acceptance criteria applied.
  • Get familiar with the purpose of reference materials and/or blocks to ensure the quality of test performance and testing results.

Course Contents

Basic principle

Testing procedure

  • Surface preparation
  • Magnetization
  • Applying detection media
  • Inspection and recording
  • De-magnetization
  • Post-cleaning

Testing materials and equipment

  • Detection media–dry and wet magnetic particles
  • Equipment for magnetization
  • AC/DC

Applications and acceptance criteria

  • Scope
  • Indications
  • Acceptance criteria
  • Test report

Reliability, quality of test results

  • Verification of magnetization
  • Viewing conditions
  • Detection media
  • Magnetic flux indicators
  • NDT personnel competence