Magnetic Particle Testing L I,II (for Aerospace) ( EN 4179-NAS 410) Class Room-Online Live Course

Is it for me?

Suitable for personnel working in the aerospace 

Duration: 5 days

What will I learn?

This curriculum meets or exceeds the examination syllabus
for the certification of Level 2 personnel in Magnetic Particle 
Inspection of Aerospace Materials and Components, in 
accordance to EN 4179.
The course ends with the certification examination.



Day 1 (Hours 1 to 4) THEORY, Chapter 1: Introduction

Advantages of magnetic particle testing, Significant
disadvantages of magnetic particle testing, Ferromagnetic
and non- ferromagnetic materials, Magnetic ‘Domain’
Theory, Properties of the magnet, magnetic field and flux

Chapter 2: Magnetizing Ferromagnetic Materials

Magnetic flow, Current flow, Direct and alternating current,
Magnetic properties of materials, Formation of a Hysteresis
Appendix B: Reference Literature: Standards and
Appendix E: Glossary of Terms

Day 1 (Hours 5 to 8) PRACTICAL,

Hour 5 to 8 Instructor Demo, Use of magnetic particle bench 
units – AC and Half Wave
DC Use of electromagnet – AC and DC modes Pre-use checks 
– UV-A lights, ink
concentration, current flow and coil checks
HOMEWORK Chapters 1 & 2 issued

Day 2 (Hours 9 to 12) THEORY,

Review of Homework Chapters 1 & 2
Chapter 3: Methods of Magnetization
Circular magnetization – current flow and threader bar, 
Longitudinal magnetization – coil Quick break technique, 
Magnetic flow, induced current magnetization, Combined 
electric current magnetization

Chapter 4: Assessing Amperage

Single phase alternating current, half wave and full wave 
rectification MagAmps, three phase full wave rectification 
Current flow, threader bar, coil Extenders, Magnetic flow 
Prods, Meter
readings and current flow for various waveforms, Relative 
depth of penetration, Methods
for assessing current

Day 2 (Hours 13 to 16) PRACTICAL,

Hours 13 to 16 Student Practice, Practical Exercises –
assessing amperage and inspection
(QRS 29)
HOMEWORK Chapters 3 & 4 issued
Day 3 (Hours 17 to 20) THEORY,
Review of Homework Chapters 3 & 4

Chapter 5: Detecting Media

Properties of magnetic particle materials, Dry powders 
Magnetic Inks (wet) Preparation and use of inks, Particle 
content and content checks, Standard test pieces, 
Comparison and advantages of wet and dry methods 
Comparison of water and petroleum/oil suspension 
Magnetic rubber inspection

Chapter 6: Equipment Magnetisation using electrical 
current DC surge

Coils and threader bars, Field and flux indicators 
(penetrometers), Hall Effect and tangential field strength 
meter (gauss meter) Particle contents testing kit Ketos ring, 
Lighting and facilities, Black light (UV-A) - sources, generation, 
hazards, fixtures and intensity requirements, Ambient light 
restrictions, Visible light intensity measurement UV-A light 
intensity measurement Black light intensity variables 
Inspection conditions

Day 3 (Hours 21 to 24) PRACTICAL,

Hours 21 to 24 Student Practice, Practical Exercises –
assessing amperage and inspection Pre-use checks – UV-A 
lights, ink concentration, current flow and coil checks (QRS 29) 
HOMEWORK Chapters 5 & 6 issued
Day 4 (Hours 25 to 28) THEORY,
Review of Homework Chapters 5 & 6

Chapter7: Demagnetisation

Residual magnetization,Demagnetisation process,
Demagnetisationmethods Precautions
Chapter 8: Interpretation of Indications
Indications, Interpretation,Viewing conditions, Defect and
spuriousindications, Changesin permeability and magnetic
writing Confirmation of indications
Appendix A: Writing of Reports and Instructions

Day 4 (Hours 29 to 32) PRACTICAL,

Hours 29 to 32 Student Practice
APPENDIX A: Writing of Reports and Instructions
Practical Exercises(QRS 29)
HOMEWORK Chapters 7 & 8 issued

Day 5 (Hours 33 to 40) THEORY,

Review of Homework No. 4
Review of Writing of Reports and Instructions

Chapter 9: Practical Procedures

Inspection methods – continuous and residual Types of
particles, Surface preparation, degreasing and cleaning, 
Initial demagnetization, Instruction application, Residual
recording flaws, Demagnetisation, Cleaning and surface
Appendix C: Comparison of Methods
Course Review Theory Review Practical Review
End of Course Examination


Hours as available Student Practice
Practical Exercises


In accordance to EN4179/NAS410(TES Canada, TWI 
associate training representative)

What else should I know?

        Entry requirements

        No mandatory course entry requirements.

        This course is eligible for Continuing Professional Development (CPD) credit hours.

        CPD: 40 Credit

        Price: CA$ 0