NDT - Magnetic Particle Inspection Level 2

This course provides basic theory and practical work on test pieces and industrial components, with emphasis on interpretation of defect indications, also comparing sensitivity of the visible and fluorescent methods. Using MPI bench units or portable equipment as required.

PCN syllabus reference No PCN/GEN Appendix Z1

What You Study

  • Principles of magnetism
  • Magnetic fields
  • Permeability and reluctance
  • Magnetisation
  • Lines of force
  • Methods of testing
  • Interpretation of indications
  • Demagnetisation
  • Practical exercises
  • Method of assessing sensitivity
  • Report writing and safety procedures

The course ends with a written and practical test.

Delegates completing the course will be able to:

  • Understand the basic principles of magnetic particle inspection
  • Carry out Magnetic Particle Inspection on welds, castings and forgings using a range of magnetising methods
  • Write inspection procedures and test reports
  • Meet the syllabus requirement for ASNT/PCN Levels 1 and 2

PCN Examinations are available on demand after successful completion of an approved training course.

Duration and Attendance

5 days including PCN Exam

This course is delivered at Glenrothes (Stenton Campus).

Courses in Magnetic Particle Inspection can be taken over 2 days for Level 1 and 3 days for Level 2 if Level I is already held by trainee. These courses will then be costed at £168 per day.

Straight to Level 2 in these techniques will require 5 days.

ASNT examinations may be arranged on the final day of the course.



This price includes exam and levy fees.

Suitable For -

NDT personnel, inspectors and technicians employed in, or personnel with a responsibility for the inspection of fabrications, castings and forgings during manufacture or in service.

Vision Requirements

All delegates wishing to take a PCN examination must have natural or corrected vision satisfying the minimum PCN requirements PSL 44 

Application Process

For more information about this course or to book your place, email ndt@fife.ac.uk or call 0344 248 0135.

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