Coercivity Metering as the Basic Method of a Non-Destructive Testing of Fatigue and as the Priority Method in the Diagnostic Set
Here "coercivity metering" or "coercimetry" (c.m.) means a non-destructive testing of the mechanical properties, deflected mode and fatigue capacity based on measurements of the magnetic characteristic of metal – i.e. coercivity. All listed below merits are most fully achieved when working with coercimeters (magnetic structure scopes) of SSE Company. And it is so not because the authors represent this company but rather because these devices feature a number of consumer and technical merits, which those of other manufacturers do not. Among them, the main thing is the highest clearance insensitivity i.e. when the device readings depend only on the properties of the metal, they do not depend on confounding factors, such as protective coating (paint, film, etc.) up to 6 mm (!) thick on the tested metal, or equivalent to such clearance corrosion layers, roughness, curvature of the surface, etc.
Sihai Jiao, Zhengyi Jiang and Jinglong Bu
B.V. Baskaran et al., "Coercivity Metering as the Basic Method of a Non-Destructive Testing of Fatigue and as the Priority Method in the Diagnostic Set", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 146-147, pp. 1340-1345, 2011