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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.
Ardrox 906 is a water washable color contrast penetrant, widely used in many industries for the detection of indications which are open to the surface of non-porous parts. Ardrox 906 is a dark red in color, allowing easy control and monitoring of the washing process.
Checkmor 240 is a new generation water washable color contrast penetrant, widely used in many industries for the detection of indications which are open to the surface of non-porous parts.

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.
Ardrox 9702 is a stable solution of solvents, non-ionic emulsifying agents and fluorescent dyes. They contain no added sulphur, halogen or inorganic compounds and are essentially ash free on ignition.
Britemor 445 (XMOR) is a stable solution of solvents, non-ionic emulsifying agents and fluorescent dyes. They contain no added sulphur, halogen or inorganic compounds and are essentially ash free on ignition. Britemor 445 (XMOR) remains stable without precipitation or separation, and has good resistance to heat fade if subjected to prolonged or excessively high temperatures during processing. Britemor 445 (XMOR) is approved to AMS 2644, Type 1, Method A, Level 1 and is typically used for the inspection of precision castings and forgings, machined surface and fabrications.
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.
Britemor 4455 (XMOR) is a stable solution of solvents, non-ionic emulsifying agents and fluorescent dyes. They contain no added sulphur, halogen or inorganic compounds and are essentially ash free on ignition. Britemor 4455 (XMOR) remains stable without precipitation or separation, and has good resistance to heat fade if subjected to prolonged or excessively high temperatures during processing. Britemor 4455 (XMOR) is approved to AMS 2644, Type 1, Method A, Level 2 and is typically used for the inspection of precision castings and forgings, machined surface and fabrications.
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.
Ardrox 970P25E has been approved for sensitivity Level 3. This penetrant is characterized by its controlled washability, which makes it less susceptible to overwashing.This high entrapment feature truly makes it unique in comparison to other water washable products. Flaw finding is enhanced by its excellent bleed back properties.
Britemor 446 (XMOR) is a stable solution of solvents, non-ionic emulsifying agents and fluorescent dyes. They contain no added sulphur, halogen or inorganic compounds and are essentially ash free on ignition. Britemor 446 (XMOR) remains stable without precipitation or separation, and has good resistance to heat fade if subjected to prolonged or excessively high temperatures during processing. Britemor 446 (XMOR) is approved to AMS 2644, Type 1, Method A, Level 3 and is typically used for the inspection of critical components, particularly of complex geometry where a high level of sensitivity and excellent water wash ability and resistance to over washing is required.
Ardrox P136E has been approved for sensitivity Level 4. This penetrant is characterized by its controlled washability, which makes it less susceptible to over- washing. This high entrapment feature truly makes it unique in comparison to other water washable products. Flaw finding is enhanced by its excellent bleed back properties. This product was developed for fracture critical control inspection.

Emulsifiers

These are products that minimize background fluorescence on part surfaces and reduce excess penetrant from hollow parts.
Ardrox 9PR3 is a lipophilic (Method B) emulsifier formulated for use with the Ardrox 985 series of post emulsifiable fluorescent penetrants.
Ardrox 9881 is a Hydrophilic (Method D) emulsifier concentrate which is diluted with water. It can be applied by immersion, spray, or foam-on method. Ardrox 9881 has been specifically formulated for use with the following Ardrox 981X Series of post emulsifiable penetrants: Ardrox 9812, Ardrox 9813 and Ardrox 9814.
H-92 Remover (XMOR) is supplied as a concentrate for dilution with water, and is a blend of non-ionic detergents, coupling agents, corrosion inhibitors and dyes. It contains no added sulfur or Halogen. H-92 Remover (XMOR) contains no Mercury, and no Mercury bearing equipment is used in its manufacture.

Developers

Used to develop any approved fluorescent penetrant.
Ardrox 9D4A is a Form a, dry powder, developer. It is a homogeneous blend of synthetic white powders of very small particle sizes. It does not contain any mined materials. The product has very low impurity levels.
PD-3 Developer (XMOR) is a Form a, dry powder developer. It is a homogeneous blend of synthetic white powders of very small particle sizes. It does not contain any mined materials. The product has very low impurity levels.
Ardrox 9D1B is a liquid product consisting of finely divided white powder dispersed in a non-halogenated volatile solvent system.
Ardrox NQ1 is a Form d and Form e non-aqueous developer. It is a liquid product consisting of a finely divided powder dispersed in a non-halogenated volatile solvent system. Ardrox NQ1 is used with Type I and Type II penetrants.
LD-7 Developer (XMOR) is a liquid suspension of an inert white powder in a quick drying solvent with low sulphur, halogen and alkali metal content.

Cleaners/Removers

Ardrox 9PR50 is a Class 2, Method C, AMS 2644 approved cleaner/remover. It is a quick drying, non-halogenated (non-chlorinated) solvent for removing oil, grease and similar soils from metal surfaces. It provides a high level of cleaning efficiency with operational safety. It is completely corrosion safe for use in both ferrous and non-ferrous alloys. Ardrox 9PR50 is an excellent penetrant remover.
Ardrox PR1 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 completely corrosion-safe for use on both ferrous and nonferrous alloys. Ardrox PR1 is also an excellent penetrant remover.
S-76 Remover (XMOR) is a class 2 Solvent Remover, used for the removal of excess surface penetrant in the Solvent Removal Process, (Method C). It is also an ideal material for the pre-cleaning of surfaces before the penetrant is applied. S-76 Remover (XMOR) is utilized to assist in the removal of oil, grease and other organic contamination.

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