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Met-L-Chek®
PENETRANT PROFESSOR APPROVED
Authorized Distributor in India
The Oriental Chemical Works Ltd.
Kolkata, India

Met-L-Chek Company
1639 Euclid Street, Santa Monica, CA 90404
Phone: 310-450-1111 Fax: 310-452-4046
email: info@met-l-chek.com

AN INTRODUCTION TO THE MET-L-CHEK® COMPANY

Loy Sockman was issued the first U. S. Patent for visible dye penetrants. Sockman founded the Met-L-Chek Company about 1950, becoming the first company in the U. S. to exclusively manufacture penetrant materials.Today Met-L-Chek personnel continue this tradition of innovation. Three chapters in the latest edition of the ASNT penetrant handbook were authored by Met-L-Chek personnel, and these same people hold patents. Together, the president and the general manager of Met-L-Chek have over 60 years of experience in the penetrant field.

Met-L-Chek manufactures a full line of penetrant inspection materials approved under AMS-2644, and by all major prime contractors. Several Met-L-Chek products are the standards specified for conform-ance to AMS-2644. Every batch conforms to the requirements of the military and civilian specifications. These penetrants are used globally by industry and the military. Met-L-Chek also sells magnetic particles, carrier fluid, pre & post inspection cleaning materials, and the popular Infinitex® line of nanofilter units for treating penetrant inspection effluent. Met-L-Chek maintains a laboratory for the recertification of in-use materials.

Met-L-Chek products are different from other AMS-2644 qualified brands in one very important respect. That of price! In terms of value, Met-L-Chek products offer the user an exceptional opportunity to reduce costs.

Who uses Met-L-Chek products? Aerospace companies such as General Electric, Boeing, and Pratt & Whitney. Nuclear fabricators, such as Westinghouse and GE, nuclear power plants, and nuclear submarine bases. Large and small forge shops and foundries. Welders and machine shops. Military equipment manufacturers, such as General Dynamics. Test laboratories and boiler inspectors. The U.S. military uses large quantities of Met-L-Chek penetrants.

The advantages of using Met-L-Chek products are that the user receives top quality materials, consistency from batch to batch, and full approvals with certifications. All this at prices which are designed to save money from a company that has been in business for 50 years. Our popular Pen-Chek® service, for the periodic recertification of penetrant materials, boasts 24 hour turn around, with results faxed or emailed to the customer. Our Mag-Chek service, for recertification of magnetic particle baths, meets NADCAP requirements, and are just as fast.

Met-L-Chek is EXTREMELY customer conscious. We ship our products promptly, and with the requested certifications. We are available for technical questions in person, via phone, FAX, or email. Four words describe Met-L-Chek: Quality, Expertise, Service, and Value.
BUYERS GUIDE for NDT MATERIALS


Met-L-Chek® FLUORESCENT (TYPE I) PENETRANT MATERIAL

METHODS:

    
A: Water washable.

    B: Post emulsifiable, lipophilic emulsifier.

    C: Solvent wipe removal.

    D: Post emulsifiable, hydrophilic emulsifier ( 20% dip or < 5% spray, concentrations).

CLASS:


    2 :  Nonhalogenated solvent remover, use with all penetrants; Method C.

FORM:


    a : Dry powder developer; use with all Type I penetrants; Methods A, B, C, &D.

    b: Water soluble developer; use with Type I penetrants; Methods B & D only.

    c : Water suspendable developer; use with all penetrants; Methods A, B, C, & D.

    d: Nonaqueous developer; use with Type I penetrants; Methods A, B, C, & D.

    e: Nonaqueous developer; use with Type II penetrants; Methods A, B, C, & D.


SENSITIVITY:

1/2-very low;1-low; 2-medium; 3-high; 4- ultra high; for Type I penetrants only.

MATERIAL TYPE NAME METHOD
class/form
SENSITIVITY LEVEL PMC #
W W PENETRANTS FP-900   A & C 1/2  NA
FP-921   
FBP-911  
A & C
 A & C
1
1+
4350-7
NA
FP-922   
FBP-912   
A & C
A & C
2
2+
4351-7
NA
FP-903  
FP-923   
FBP-913   
A & C
A & C
A & C

3
3+
4360-7
pending
NA
FP-914    A & C 4+ NA
P E PENETRANTS FP-93A(M)   B, C, & D  2 4352-7
FP-95A(M)   B, C, & D  3 4353-7
FP-97A(M)   B, C, & D  4 4354-7
EMULSIFIERS & REMOVERS E-57    B NA NA
E-58D    D NA 4355-7
R-503    class 2, C NA 9094
R-504    class 2, C NA 9008
DEVELOPERS D-70    form d NA 4357-7
D-72A    form a NA 4356-7
D-76B   form b NA  NA
D-78B   form c NA  NA

 
Met-L-Chek® VISIBLE (TYPE II) PENETRANT MATERIAL


MATERIAL TYPE NAME METHOD class/form
W W PENETRANTS VP-30  A & C
VP-30A  A & C
VBP-300  A & C
P E PENETRANT VP-31A  B & C
VP-302  C
MATERIAL TYPE NAME METHOD
class/form
EMULSIFIERS
& REMOVERS
E-50  B
E-59  Class 2, C
E-59A  Class 2, C
R-502  Class 2, C
DEVELOPERS D-70  form e
D-702  form f
CUSTOMER LISTING OF

(MET-L-CHEK® INSPECTION MATERIALS)
ADVANCED CERAMIC TECHNOLOGY AIRCRAFT X-RAY
ALLIED SIGNAL ALL METALS PROCESSING
   
AVIAL
BABCOX & WILCOX BOEING DEFENSE & SPACE
BWIP INTERNATIONAL CHROMALLOY
   
COMPOSITE STRUCTURES
DIXON HARDCHROME EASTERN AEROCAST
FUTURE WELD EMIRATES AIRLINES
   
GENERAL DYNAMICS
GENERAL ELECTRIC GRAY SYRACUSE
HAWKER PACIFIC HONDA OF AMERICA
   
JARVIS AIRFOIL
MALAYSIAN AIRLINES MESSIER-DOWTY SERVICES
LOCKHEED MARTIN PARKER HANNIFIN
   
PRATT & WHITNEY
PROTECTIVE COATINGS ROLLS-ROYCE
SARGENT FLETCHER SENIOR AEROSPACE
   
SOLAR TURBINES
TAYLOR-WHARTON TURBOTEC
U.S. NUCLEAR NAVY WEBER METALS
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