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WRITTEN INSTRUCTION FOR LIQUID PENETRANT SOLVENT REMOVABLE

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SAFTEY CONCIDERATIONS
Use approved safety glasses and disposable rubber gloves. Conduct the inspection in a well vented area and avoid inhaling any chemical sprays used. If a suitable ventilated area is not available the use of an approved respirator will be required in addition to the equipment needed listed below.

PART DESCRIPTION:
Classification: LP-400 aluminum T-weld. Dimensions: 10cm wide, 5cm high, 10cm long, 1cm thick. Other Identifying marks: N/A

EQUIPMENT REQUIRED:
Penetrant Cleaner Ardrox batch# Developer Ardrox batch# Remover Ardrox batch# Cleaning cloths lint free White light White light meter Container of acetone Ultrasonic cleaner Dryer Magnifying glass 10 power Thermometer Red pen Pencil/eraser Pictures of the part Paint brush Clock Disposable rubber gloves Safety glasses Expires: Expires: Expires:

CALIBRATION PROCEDURES:
1. Use thermometer to check the room ambient temperature. The temperature must be at least 10 degrees Celsius and no higher than 52 degrees Celsius. 2. Use white light meter and turn on switch to 1999-2000 the white visible light must be at least 1000 lux for a critical inspection.

PROCEDURE STEPS:
1. Check piece to make sure that the test specimen is dry and cleaned properly (cracks filled with water or dried penetrant) 2. Carry out calibration checks as detailed above and record results. 3. Apply penetrant on the face of the weld, heat effected zone, throat of the weld (both ends) and the root of the weld. Insure all areas are covered with penetrant. See diagram on page 5. 4. Allow penetrant to dwell on the weld for 30 minutes (Note ASTM currently recommends only 5-10 minutes dwell time in most cases). 5. Check the penetrant often to insure that it is not drying on the weld and adjacent areas. Reapply penetrant if drying is noted. 6. After dwell time has passed, use a clean lint free cloth to remove most of the penetrant on the weld and adjacent areas. 7. Use a new clean lint free cloth shake can and apply a small amount of cleaner/remover to the cloth and wipe to remove more penetrant from the surface being inspected. 8. Continue applying a light coating of remover to a clean part of the cloth, wiping and checking to see if penetrant is still being removed from the piece. (Look for the presence of penetrant coming away on the cloth). 9. As soon as no further penetrant is being removed by wiping stop wiping the surface to insure that the penetrant is not being removed from the discontinuities. 10. If cleaner/remover has not dried from the surface, lightly blow over the area with dry heat to evaporate the cleaner remover.

11. Shake developer aerosol can apply a thin coating of developer from the aerosol can

spraying one foot away from test piece. Allow coating to dry and look for a uniform white background. If evidence of incomplete cleaning is observed, clean the part as described in steps 17 to 21 below, allow the piece to cool to room temperature, and reprocess from the beginning. 12. Allow developer to dwell on surface for a minimum 15 minutes. 13. Insure that the development process is closely watched, to observe as discontinuities develop. Interpretation is aided by watching the development of indications during the development process. (Crater cracks can start looking like cracks, and by the end of development can look like porosity). 14. Carry out the final inspection of the piece no sooner than 15 minutes and no later than 30 minutes after developer was applied. Utilize magnifying glass to look for hard to see discontinuities. 15. Record the position, length and width of each discontinuity noted on the diagram attached. 16. Refer to the diagram I have included with the discontinuities noted. Insure that all 12 have been noted. NOTE: Only relevant indications are to be recorded. Do not record non relevant or false indications. 17. When the inspection of the piece has been completed, clean off developer and penetrant from piece using cleaner/remover sprayed directly on the piece and wiped off with a clean cloth. 18. Soak the part in acetone to penetrate and dissolve any penetrant remaining in discontinuities. 19. Place piece in an ultrasonic cleaner, and allow it to remain in cleaner for at least 30 minutes. 20. Remove part, and clean off any ultrasonic cleaner solvent in clean water. 21. Place piece in the dryer and allow the water to evaporate from the discontinuities. 22. Return part into the proper storage bin. 23. Insure that all equipment and supplies are put away and the area has been cleaned up.

24. Hand in all paper work to a CGSB LPI level 2. All defects are to evaluated by a CGSB

LPI level 2. All defects are to be repaired and re inspected by a CGSB LPI level 2.

INSTRUMENT SETTINGS AT THE TIME OF INSPECTION


Temperature: 20 degrees Celsius White light meter reading: 1046 lux Date: Signature: