ISPE Glossary of Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology Terminology

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Magnetic Particle Examination (MT)

A method of detecting cracks and similar imperfections at or near the surface in iron and the magnetic alloys of steel. It consists of properly magnetizing the material and applying finely divided magnetic particles that form patterns indicating the imperfections.

See also: Liquid Penetrant Indication Radiographic Examination (RT) Ultrasonic Examination (UT)

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