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Ardrox and Xmor non-destructive testing penetrants, emulsifiers, and developers aid in the inspection process without causing any damage, are a part of Chemetall's product line. If you factor in the quality and reasonable cost of our products, then you will choose Chemetall for all your non-destructive testing needs.

Visible Penetrants (Type II)

Visible penetrants are not rated by sensitivity but are generally considered equivalent to Level 1. Chemetall's visible penetrants provide crisp indication, low residual background and temperature stability at a low cost.
Flash point: >200°F (93°C) minimum, ASTM D113 (PMCC)
Apply by: Aerosol, brush, tank immersion, conventional, electrostatic, spray
Approvals: AMS 2644 (Type II, Methods A and C), NAVSEA 250-1500-1, ASME Pressure Vessel & Boiler Code
Ardrox 906 is a visible, water-washable penetrant that is to be used with non-aqueous developers such as Ardrox 9D1B or Ardrox NQ1.
Flash point: >200°F (93°C) minimum, ASTM D93 (PMCC)
Apply by: Aerosol, brush, tank immersion, conventional, electrostatic, spray
Approvals: MS 2644 (Type II, Methods A and C), NAVSEA 250-1500-1, ASME Pressure Vessel & Boiler Code
Checkmor 240 is a Visible, water-washable/Solvent Removable penetrant that is to be used with non-aqueous developers such as LD-7 Developer.

Fluorescent Penetrants (Type I)

Chemetall's fluorescent penetrants have low toxicity and produce bright, crisp indications with low residual background. They are resistant to heat and UV fade as well as overwash.
Flash point: >200°F (93°C) minimum, ASTM D113, (PMCC)
Sensitivity: Type 1, Methods A & C, Sensitivity Level 1
Apply by: Brush, tank immersion, conventional, electrostatic, spray
Approvals: AMS 2644 (Type I, Methods A and C), NAVSEA 250-1500-1, ASME Pressure Vessel & Boiler Code, Section V, Article 6, and AECL for applications in the Nuclear Industry.
Flash point: > 212°F (PMCC)
Sensitivity: Type 1, Methods A & C, Sensitivity Level 1
Apply by: Brush, tank immersion, conventional, electrostatic, spray
Approvals: AMS 2644 (Type I, Methods A and C), NAVSEA 250-1500-1, ASME Pressure Vessel & Boiler Code, Section V, Article 6, and AECL for applications in the Nuclear Industry.
Flash point: >212°F (PMCC)
Sensitivity: Type 1, Methods A & C, Sensitivity Level 2
Apply by: Brush, tank immersion, conventional, electrostatic, spray
Approvals: AMS 2644 (Type I, Methods A and C), NAVSEA 250-1500-1, ASME Pressure Vessel & Boiler Code, Section V, Article 6, and AECL for applications in the Nuclear Industry, PWA PMC Number 4350-6, Normal Sensitivity.
Flash point: >212°F (PMCC)
Sensitivity: Type 1, Methods A & C, Sensitivity Level 2
Apply by: Brush, tank immersion, conventional, electrostatic, spray
Approvals: AMS 2644 (Type I, Methods A and C), NAVSEA 250-1500-1, ASME Pressure Vessel & Boiler Code, Section V, Article 6, and AECL for applications in the Nuclear Industry.
Flash point: >212°F (PMCC)
Sensitivity: Type 1, Methods A & C, Sensitivity Level 2
Apply by: Brush, tank immersion, conventional, electrostatic, spray
Approvals: AMS 2644 (Type I, Methods A and C), NAVSEA 250-1500-1, ASME Pressure Vessel & Boiler Code, Section V, Article 6, and AECL for applications in the Nuclear Industry, PWA PMC Number 4351-6, High Sensitivity.
Flash point: 350°F (177°C), PMCC
Sensitivity: Type 1, Methods A & C, Sensitivity Level 3
Apply by: Aerosol, brush, tank immersion, conventional, electrostatic spray
Approvals: AMS 2644 (Type l, Methods A and C), General Electric, Rolls Royce, McDonnell Douglas, Boeing, Pratt & Whitney and Rockwell (fracture control inspection for B-1 aircraft applications), ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code (Section V, Article 6) and AECL. PWA PMC Number 4360-6, High Sensitivity
Water-washable Ardrox 970P25E is specially designed for fracture critical control inspection.
Flash point: >212°F (PMCC)
Sensitivity: Type 1, Methods A & C, Sensitivity Level 3
Apply by: Brush, tank immersion, conventional, electrostatic, spray
Approvals: AMS 2644 (Type I, Methods A and C), NAVSEA 250-1500-1, ASME Pressure Vessel & Boiler Code, Section V, Article 6, and AECL for applications in the Nuclear Industry.
Water-washable Britemor 446 is specially designed for fracture critical control inspection.
Flash point: 350°F (177°C), PMCC
Sensitivity: Level 4
Applied by: Aerosol, brush, tank immersion, conventional, electrostatic spray
Approvals: AMS 2644 (Type l, Methods A and C), General Electric, Rolls Royce, McDonnell Douglas, Boeing, Pratt & Whitney and Rockwell (fracture control inspection for B-1 aircraft applications), ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code (Section V, Article 6), and AECL.
Another penetrant used for fracture critical control inspection is Ardrox P136E, which is VOC-free.

Emulsifiers

These are products that minimize background fluorescence on part surfaces and reduce excess penetrant from hollow parts.
Flash Point: >220°F (104°C)
Apply by: Immersion
Approvals: ASTM E-165, Boeing BAC 5433, AECL Rockwell, General Electric, Rolls Royce, McDonnell Douglas PS21202, Garrett EMS 52309E, ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code (Section V, Article 6), and AMS 2644 (Type I, Methods A and C).
Ardrox 9PR3 is a lipophilioc (Method B) emulsifier formulated for use with the Ardrox 981X series of post emulsifiable fluorescent penetrants.
Flash point: >212°F (PMCC)
Apply by: Immersion
Approvals: AMS 2644, ASTM E-165, General Electric, Rolls Royce, Honeywell. ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code, Section V, Article 6.
Xmor L-80 is a lipophilioc (Method B) emulsifier formulated for use with the Britemor 500 and 600 series of post emulsifiable fluorescent penetrants.
Flash Point:>200°F (93°C) PMCC
Apply by: Immersion, Spray or Foam-on method
Approvals: Ardrox 9881 is approved by AMS 2644, McDonnel Douglas, ASTM E-165, Boeing BAC 5433, AECL, General Electric, NAVSEA 250-1500-1, Garrett EMS 52309E, ASME Pressure Vessel and Boiler Code; Section V, Article 6, PWA PMC 4355-6 and Rolls Royce
Ardrox 9881 is a Hydrophilic (Method D) emulsifier Concentrate which is diluted with water at No More than 10% concentration. Ardrox 9881 has been specifically formulated for use with the Ardrox 981X Series of Post Emulsifiable Penetrants, 9812, 9813 and 9814.
Flash point: >212°F (100°C)
Apply by: Immersion, Spray or Foam-on method
Approvals: Xmor H-92 is approved by AMS 2644
Description: Xmor H-92 is a Hydrophilic (Method D) emulsifier Concentrate which is diluted with water at No More than 20% concentration. Xmor H-92 has been specifically formulated for use with the Xmor 700 series of Post Emulsifiable Penetrants, 755,760 and 768.

Developers

Used to develop any approved fluorescent penetrant.
Form: a, Dry Powder
Apply by: Dust storm cabinet, electrostatic spray gun, sufflator, flock gun
Approvals: AMS 2644, ASTM E-165, NAVSEA 250-1500-1, Bechtel SS-10, General Electric, Rolls Royce, McDonnell Douglas, Garrett EMS 52309E, ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code (Section V, Article 6), Detroit Diesel Allison, Pratt & Whitney PMC 4356, and Boeing BAC 5433
Ardrox 9D4A is a homogeneous blend of synthetic white powders of very small particle sizes with very low impurity levels.
Form: a, Dry Powder
Apply by: Dust storm cabinet, electrostatic spray gun, sufflator, flock gun
Approvals: AMS 2644, ASTM E-165, NAVSEA 250-1500-1, General Electric, Rolls Royce, McDonnell Douglas, Garrett EMS 52309E, ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code (Section V, Article 6), Detroit Diesel Allison, and Boeing BAC 5433, and Pratt and Whitney FPM, PMC # 4356
Xmor PD-3 is a homogeneous blend of synthetic white powders of very small particle sizes with very low impurity levels.
Form: d & e Non Aqueous
Flash Point: 0°F PMCC
Apply by: Spraying from Aerosol or with spray gun, or dipping into liquid version
Approvals: AMS 2644, ASTM E-165 NAVSEA 250-1500-1, General Electric, Rolls Royce, McDonnell Douglas, Garrett EMS 52309E, ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code (Section V, Article 6) and Pratt and Whitney FPM, PMC # 4357
Ardrox 9D1B is a liquid Product consisting of finely divided white powder dispersed in a non-halogenated volatile solvent system. Ardrox 9D1B is used with Type 1, Fluorescent, and Type !!, Visible, Penetrants
Form: d & e Non Aqueous
Flash Point: 53°F PMCC
Apply by: Spraying from Aerosol or with spray gun, or dipping into liquid version
Approvals: AMS 2644, ASTM E-165 NAVSEA 250-1500-1, General Electric, Rolls Royce, McDonnell Douglas, Garrett EMS 52309E, ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code (Section V, Article 6)
Ardrox NQ1 is a liquid Product consisting of finely divided white powder dispersed in a non-halogenated volatile solvent system. Ardrox NQ1 is used with Type 1, Fluorescent, and Type !!, Visible, Penetrants
Form: d & e Non Aqueous Flash point: -18°C (Abel)
Apply by: Spraying from Aerosol or with spray gun, or dipping into liquid version
Approvals: AMS 2644, ASTM E-165, NAVSEA 250-1500-1, General Electric, Rolls Royce, ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code (Section V, Article 6)
Xmor LD-7 is a liquid Product consisting of finely divided white powder dispersed in a non-halogenated volatile solvent system. Xmor LD-7 is used with Type 1, Fluorescent, and Type !!, Visible, Penetrants

Cleaners/Removers

Class: Class 2, Method C Cleaner/Remover
Flash Point: 52°F (11°C) PMCC
Apply by: Aerosol Spray, Brushing, Dipping
Approvals: AMS 2644. ASTM E-165, NAVSEA 250-1500-1, ASME Pressure Vessel and Boiler Code (Section V, Article 6)
Ardrox 9PR50 is a Class 2, Method C, Cleaner/Remover. It is a quick drying, non-halogenated< (non-chlorinated)solvent for removing oil, grease and similar soils from metal surfaces. It is corrosion safe for both ferrous and non-ferrous metals.
Class: Class 2, Method C Cleaner/Remover
Flash point: <0°C (ASTM D-56)
Apply by: Aerosol Spray, Brushing, Dipping
Approvals: AMS 2644. ASTM E-165, NAVSEA 250-1500-1, ASME Pressure Vessel and Boiler Code (Section V, Article 6)
Xmor S-76 is a Class 2, Method C, Cleaner/Remover. It is a quick drying, non-halogenated < (non-chlorinated) solvent for removing oil, grease and similar soils from metal surfaces. It is corrosion safe for both ferrous and non-ferrous metals

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