Read Feritscope MP30E engl_06.05 text version



Measurement of the Ferrite Content in Austenitic and Duplex Steel

Chemical, utility and other processing plants are often exposed to heat, aggressive media and high pressure. These circumstances require rust and acid resistant steel that can withstand mechanical stress at high temperatures. If the ferrite content is too low, the weld is susceptible to cracking under heat, if the ferrite content is too high, the weld looses its strength and corrosion resistance. For duplex steel, a lack of ferrite in the area of the weld seam is an indicator of susceptibility to cracking under tension or vibration.

Features, Measurement Method, Application Example


· Non-destructive measurement of the ferrite content in a range of 0.1 to 110 FN or 0.1 to 80% Fe in austenitic and duplex steel. · Two instrument versions: FERITSCOPE® MP30E-S with bi-directional serial interface, FERITSCOPE® MP30E-R with radio transmission (frequencies 868 MHz or 915 MHz). · Simple measurement, even for complex specimen geometry. · Battery or line operation (only MP30E-S). · Large LCD display for characteristic measurement and statistical values as well as pictograms for status display and text lines for operator instructions. · RS232 or radio transmission interface for data transfer to PC or printer (only with MP30E-S). · Automatic measurement acceptance at probe contact or with external start. · Acoustical signal at measurement acceptance. · Statistical evaluation of test series and display of min., max. and mean value, number of measurements, standard deviation as well as date and time. · Outlier control for automatic elimination of erroneous measurements · Input of specification limits. · Free-running display with additional presentation of the measurement as analog bar between selected specification limits. · Memory capacity for max. 10,000 measurements in 1,000 blocks in up to 100 applications. Fixed or free block size selection. · Measurement units selectable between WRC-FN and %Fe. · 8 Display languages selectable. · No influence of the electr. conductivity of the specimen. · Only one calibration required for the entire practically relevant measurement range from 0.1 to about 90 FN. Measurement accuracy according to ANSI/AWS A4.2M/A4.2:1997 standard. · Calibration with standards traceable to TWI secondary standards or with customer-specific standards.

FERITSCOPE® MP30E-S on support stand with measurement probe EGAB1.3-Fe and printer FMP3040.

The portable FERITSCOPE® MP30E together with a probe, e.g., EGAB1.3-Fe, 2 calibration standard sets, the line adapter and the charger fit in the practical carrying case.

Measurement Method

The FERITSCOPE® MP30E measures according to the magnetic induction method. A magnetic field generated by a coil enters into interaction with the magnetic components of the specimen. The changes in the magnetic field induce a voltage proportional to the ferrite content in a second coil. This voltage is then evaluated. All magnetic components of the otherwise non-magnetic structure are recognized, that is, in addition to delta ferrite and other ferritic components transformation martensite is also recognized.

Soft iron core Low-frequency alternating magnetic field

Application Example

Increasingly, the chemical and petrochemical industries use duplex steel, e.g., for the reactor made of high corrosion resistant duplex stainless steel shown above. A ferrite deficiency in the weld beam may lead to cracks under the influence of tension or vibration. However, when welding duplex steel, it is easy to bring the ferrite content in the welding area to unfavorable values, either because of unsuitable welding additives or through wrong heat application or removal. Only a measurement on site can ensure that the processing steps did not change the optimal ferrite content resulting in a decrease of the mechanical or corrosion resistant properties.

Exciter current I ~

Measurement signal U = f(FN)

Standard-Compliant Measurements

The FERITSCOPE® MP30E is suitable for measurements according to the Basler Standard or according to DIN 32514-1.

1: Ferritic portion of structure 2: Steel substrate material

1 2

Basic operation of the magnetic induction measurement method, using the example of an austenitic plating.


Ordering Information, Calibration Standards

Ordering Information




Order no. 603-711 603-712 603-713 To obtain comparable results, the instruments must be calibrated with standards that are traceable to internationally accepted secondary standards. For this reason, the IIW (International Institute of Welding, UK) developed secondary standards that have been established by TWI (The Welding Institute, UK) according to methods described in DIN EN ISO 8249 and ANSI/AWS A4.2. Helmut Fischer offers certified calibration standards for the corrective and master calibration that are traceable to the TWI secondary standards. The standards in the Fischer calibration standards sets carry both the ferrite numbers FN and the %Fe values. Influences of the component geometry (strong curvature, thickness of ferrite-containing coating, etc.) can be taken into account through corrective calibrations with customer-specific calibration standards or with correction factors (included with shipment). Normalization and corrective calibration are stored application-specific in the respective application memory of the instrument.

FERITSCOPE® MP30E-R (transmission frequency 868 MHz) FERITSCOPE MP30E-R-US (transmission frequency 915 MHz)


Shipping content: protective cover, case, battery and operator manual (however without radio receiver) Probes Type EGAB1.3-Fe Cable length 1.5 m (59") EGAB1.3L-Fe Cable length 5 m (197") EGABI1.3-150-Fe Cable length 1.5 m (59") L = 150 mm (5.9")


Order no. 602-221 602-608 602-706

EGABI1.3-260-Fe Cable length 1.5 m (59") L = 260 mm (10.2") EGABW1.3-Fe Cable length 1.5 m (59")



Calibration standard sets Corrective calibration standard set KAL-NS %Fe-WRC 0.3/10 includes standards with about: 0.4, 2 and 9 FN (0.4, 2.5 and 10.5 %Fe) Corrective calibration standard set KAL-NS %Fe-WRC 1.5/30 includes standards with about: 2, 9 and 33 FN (2.5, 10.5 and 30 %Fe) Corrective calibration standard set KAL-NS %Fe-WRC 10/80 includes standards with about: 9, 33 and 110 FN (10.5, 30 and 80 %Fe) Master calibration standard set KAL-MS %Fe-WRC includes standards with about: 0.5, 2, 13, 33, and 90 FN (0.5, 2.5, 14.5, 30 and 63 %Fe) Accessories NiCd battery 9V Charger for NiCd battery Line adapter MP30/40 (9V/220VAC) Support stand for portable instrument Carrying box MP for portable instrument Carrying case MP0D/30/40 Carrying bag for portable instrument and printer FMP3040 or FMP3041 Printer FMP3040, 230 VAC, thermal printer Printer FMP 3041, 110 VAC, thermal printer Printer paper for printer FMP3040 or FMP3041, VE 10 rolls Interface connecting set MP with 3 m (118") cable length Radio receiver RS232 868 MHz Radio receiver RS232 915 MHz Software MP-NAME, English PC software for assigning names of applications and blocks Software PC-Datex, 6 languages selectable PC software for transferring data from instrument to Excel spreadsheet Software PC Datacc, German and English PC software for transferring data from instrument to Access database

Order no. 602-279 602-239 602-277 602-776

Order no. 600-225 600-226 602-819 600-025 602-891 602-120 602-890 602-889 600-410 602-341 603-467 603-544 602-966 602-465 603-028

TWI secondary standard set. Fischer calibration standard set with certificate.


Active Around the World

The Institute for Electronics and Measurement Technology HELMUT FISCHER in Sindelfingen/Germany is an innovative leader in the field of coating thickness measurement, material analysis, microhardness testing, electrical conductivity- and ferrite content measurement as well as for density and porosity testing. The company is able to recommend the best solution for any appli-

cation. A comprehensive range of products is offered using X-ray fluorescence; Betabackscatter; Magnetic; Magnetic induction; Electric resistance; Eddy current and Coulometric techniques. HELMUT FISCHER has 12 subsidiary companies and 32 marketing agencies strategically located around the globe.

FISCHERSCOPE ® X-Ray to measure the coating thickness according to the X-ray fluorescence method.

DUALSCOPE ® MP40E with probe ED10 to measure coating thickness on ferromagnetic, as well as nonferromagnetic materials with automatic recognition and selection of the measurement method.

POROSCOPE® HV20 to test for pores and pinholes in nonconductive coatings.

The high quality standard of FISCHER instruments is the result of our efforts to provide the very best instrumentation to our customers.

© Helmut Fischer GmbH+Co.KG Helmut Fischer GmbH+Co.KG Industriestraße 21 71069 Sindelfingen, Germany Tel. (+49) 70 31 303-0 DKD-K-33101 Accredited acc. to Fax (+49) 70 31 303-79 DIN EN ISO/IEC 17025 [email protected] Internet: Sole Agent for Helmut Fischer GmbH+Co.KG, Germany: Helmut Fischer Elektronik und Messtechnik AG CH-6331 Hünenberg, Switzerland Tel. (+41) 41 785 08 00, Fax (+41) 41 785 08 01 E-Mail: [email protected] Branch Offices of Helmut Fischer AG, Switzerland: Fischer Instrumentation Electronique 78180 Montigny le Bretonneux, France Tel. (+33) (0) 1 30 58 00 58, Fax (+33) (0) 1 30 58 89 50 E-Mail: [email protected] Helmut Fischer S.R.L., Tecnica di Misura 20128 Milano, Italy Tel. (+39) 02 255 26 26, Fax (+39) 02 257 00 39 E-Mail: [email protected]

FISCHER is a reliable and competent partner, offering expert advice, extensive service, and training seminars.

Änderungen vorbehalten. Fischer Instrumentation (G.B.) Ltd. Gordleton Industrial Park Hannah Way, Pennington Lymington/Hampshire SO41 8JD, England Tel. (+44) 1590-684100, Fax (+44) 1590-684110 Internet: E-Mail: [email protected] Fischer Instruments, S.A. 08018 Barcelona, Spain Tel. (+34) 93 309 79 16, Fax (+34) 93 485 05 94 E-Mail: [email protected] Helmut Fischer Meettechniek B.V. 5627 GB Eindhoven, The Netherlands Tel. (+31) 40 248 22 55, Fax (+31) 40 242 88 85 E-Mail: [email protected] Fischer Instruments K.K. Saitama-ken 340-0012, Japan Tel. (+81) 48 929 3455, Fax (+81) 48 929 3451 E-Mail: [email protected] Fischer Instrumentation (Far East) Ltd. Kwai Chung, N.T., Hong Kong Tel. (+852) 24 20 11 00, Fax (+852) 24 87 02 18 E-Mail: [email protected] 902-062

Today, FISCHER instruments are used successfully in all technological fields of industry and research.

Printed in Germany Fischer Technology, Inc. 750 Marshall Phelps Road Windsor, Ct. 06095, USA Tel. (+1) 860 683-0781, Fax (+1) 860 688-8496 Internet: E-Mail: [email protected] Fischer Instrumentation (S) Pte Ltd. Singapore 118529, Singapore Tel. (+65) 62 76 67 76, Fax (+65) 62 76 76 67 E-Mail: [email protected] Nantong Fischer Instrumentation Ltd. Shanghai 200437, P.R.C., China Tel. (+86) 21 6555 7455, Fax (+86) 21 6555 2441 E-Mail: [email protected] 06/05



Feritscope MP30E engl_06.05

4 pages

Report File (DMCA)

Our content is added by our users. We aim to remove reported files within 1 working day. Please use this link to notify us:

Report this file as copyright or inappropriate


Notice: fwrite(): send of 211 bytes failed with errno=104 Connection reset by peer in /home/ on line 531