Magnaflux Developers

Magnaflux Developers

Overview

Magnaflux Developer for penetrant testing available in Solvent/Non-Aqueous (Form D/E), Dry Powder (Form A), Water Soluble (Form B), and Water Suspendible (Form C) to fit your needs. Available in aerosol, liquid, and dry powder forms.

SKD-S2 - Solvent Based, Form D/E

A bright white, non-aqueous developer, the SKD-S2 creates an opaque white background for high-contrast penetrant testing and quickly draws penetrant out to create stronger, clearer indications for better inspection reliability and sensitivity. Noted for its compatibility with special alloys, such as stainless steel, aluminum, magnesium and titanium, SKD-S2 is non-halogenated, can be used with Type 1 & Type 2 penetrants. This solvent-based developer meets aerospace and nuclear industry requirements, and complies with all major NDT specifications, including ISO 3452. SKD-S2 helps speed up the inspection process by going on easily, drying quickly, promoting faster indication formation and minimizing post-inspection cleaning. It is ideal for machine shops, weld testing and field applications. SKD-S2 is listed on the QPL SAE AMS 2644 Qualified Product List and is approved by numerous Aerospace Primes including, Boeing, GE and Honeywell.

Benefits

Increases Indication Visibility

  • Improves indication detection by creating an optimal surface for penetrant indication formation
  • Bright white, opaque coverage blocks all underlying surface color and quickly draws penetrant to the surface for stronger, clearer indications

Application Versatility

  • Can be used with a variety of Type 2 and Type 1 penetrants in many different situations without measuring or diluting
  • Use with various applicators, choose the sprayer that works best for your application
  • ISO 3452 conformance allows SKD-S2 to be used to inspect a wide range of parts

Faster Cleaning

  • Reduces inspection process time by minimizing post-inspection cleaning
  • Easy-to-apply formula goes on cleanly, dries quickly and promotes faster indication formation to shave time off each step of the inspection process

Features

  • Form D/E
  • Bright white color
  • Provides good background contrast
  • Non-fluorescent
  • Wicks penetrant out of indications
  • Fast drying
  • Easy to apply
  • Convenient, ready to use formula
  • Very low toxicity
  • Matte, opaque coating
  • Easy to clean

ZP-9F - Solvent Based, Form D/E

ZP-9F is a non-aqueous developer made of organic particles, used often in aerosol cans. It produces a fast-drying, opaque white coating and contrasting background for fluorescent and visible penetrant inspections. It is typically used for a wide variety of testing materials such as welds, castings, forgings, leak testing, pressure vessels, aircraft, marine, construction, maintenance, petroleum pipelines, power plant components, and general metalwork in automotive, off-highway equipment and farm equipment. ZP-9F is listed on the QPL SAE AMS 2644 Qualified Product List.

Features

  • Form D/E
  • Provides excellent background contrast
  • Fast drying
  • Thin opaque coating masks surface blemishes
  • QPL SAE AMS 2644 Qualified Product List

ZP-4D - Dry Powder, Form A

Replaces ZP-4B (Discontinued July 2022)

ZP-4D is a noncombustible dry powder developer for form A penetrant testing that is ideal for highly sensitive fluorescent penetrant processes. ZP-4D is applied to oven dried parts following the use of penetrants and forms a thin film on parts that enhances the visibility of ultra-fine discontinuities. ZP-4D is listed on the QPL SAE AMS 2644 Qualified Product List and is approved for use by Pratt & Whitney.

Features

  • Form a
  • Even, thin developer coverage
  • Enhances visibility of ultra-fine discontinuities
  • Non-combustible powder
  • QPL SAE AMS 2644 Qualified Product List
  • Approved for use by Pratt & Whitney

 

ZP-14A - Water Soluble, Form B

ZP-14A is a water-soluble developer for the enhancing penetrant indications during liquid penetrant inspections. It produces a uniform white porous coating when dry which is easily removed in post inspection cleaning by a water spray. Advantages include bright and highly defined indications, and can be cleaned with water. This white free-flowing powder dissolves in water to form a developer solution and does not require agitation once the developer bath is prepared. ZP-14A is recommended for use with Level 2 ZL-2C, Level 3 ZL-27A and Level 4 ZL-37 post-emulsifiable penetrants. ZP-14A is listed on the QPL SAE AMS 2644 Qualified Product List.

Features

  • Form B
  • Bright, highly-defined indications
  • Can be cleaned off with water
  • Even, uniform coverage
  • QPL SAE AMS 2644 Qualified Product List

 

ZP-5B - Water Suspendible, Form C

As a complementary developer for penetrant inspections, ZP-5B forms an opaque white coating that makes a contrasting background for indications. This white powder developer is mixed with water for use and disperses quickly to form an opaque white suspension, but must be continually agitated during use to ensure uniformity of mix as developer will settle out on standing. ZP-5B can be used to enhance fluorescent indications during FPI Type 1 testing or used at higher concentrations to form an opaque white background for visible / color-contrast Type 2 dye penetrant inspections. ZP-5B is listed on the QPL SAE AMS 2644 Qualified Product List.

Features

  • Form C
  • Non-flammable
  • QPL SAE AMS 2644 Qualified Product List

Technical Specifications

SKD-S2, ZP-4D, ZP-5B, ZP-9F and ZP-14A Specifications

Properties
Specification SKD-S2 ZP-9F ZP-5B ZP-4D ZP-14A
Type Solvent Water Suspendible Dry Powder Water Soluble
Particle Size N/A N/A N/A < 30 μm N/A
Density Bulk: 7.5 lb/gal (870 g/L) 6.5 lb/gal (780 g/L) 30 lb./ft.3
(481 kg/m3)
15 lb./ft.3
(240 kg/m3)
37 lb./ft.3
(593 kg/m3)
NPE-Free? Yes
Use Recommendations
Specification SKD-S2 ZP-9F ZP-5B ZP-4D ZP-14A
NDT Method Penetrant Testing Fluorescent Penetrant
Testing (Type 1, A, B, C, and D)
Penetrant Testing
Forms d/e c a b
Rec. Concentration Range N/A N/A Fluorescent Testing: 0.5 to 1 lb/gal (60 to 120 g/L)
Visible Testing: 1 to 2 lb/gal (120 to 240 g/L)
N/A 1 to 2 lb/gal
(119 to 239 g/L)
Coverage 1 aerosol can will cover approx. 65 ft2 (6 m2)1 gal will cover approx. 800 ft2 (74 m2) N/A N/A N/A
Usage Temperature 40 to 125 °F (5 to 52 °C)
Storage Temperature 50 to 86 °F (10 to 30 °C)

Specification Compliance

SKD-S2, ZP-4D, ZP-5B, ZP-9F and ZP-14A Compliance

Compliance SKD-S2 ZP-9F ZP-5B ZP-4D ZP-14A
AECL
AMS 2644
AMS 2647  
ASME  
ASME BPVC        
ASTM E1417
ASTM E165
Boeing BAC 5423 PSD 6-46 or 8-4  
Boeing PS-21202    
GE P3TF2  
GE P50YP107      
Honeywell EMS 52309      
ISO 3452-2      
MIL-STD-2132
MIL-STD-271
Pratt & Whitney 4356        
NAVSEA 250-1500-1      
NAVSEA T9074-AS-GIB-010/271        
QPL SAE AMS 2644

Material Back Order Notice

Back Ordered:

ZP-9F - Case of 12 / 16 oz. Aerosols (PN: PT-MX-01-3354-78)

Temporary Supplements:

ZP-9F Non-Aqueous Developer - Case of 10 / 16 oz. Aerosols (PN: PT-MX-ZP9F-UK)

Note - Supplemental packaging can only be shipped via Ground

Description Part # Saved Price Select Option Add to
Magnaflux SKD-S2 Solvent Based Non-Aqueous Developer, Form D/E - Case of 12 / 16 oz. Aerosols PT-MX-01-5352-78 $282.00
Magnaflux SKD-S2 Solvent Based Non-Aqueous Developer, Form D/E (01-5352-83) - Case of 10 / 16 oz. Aerosols (Ground Shipping Only) PT-MX-SKDS2-UK Request Pricing
Magnaflux ZP-9F Solvent Based Non-Aqueous Developer, Form D/E - Case of 12 / 16 oz. Aerosols PT-MX-01-3354-78 $318.00
Magnaflux ZP-9F Solvent Non-Aqueous Developer, Form D/E (01-3354-83) - Case of 10 / 16 oz. Aerosols (Ground Shipping Only) PT-MX-ZP9F-UK Request Pricing
Magnaflux SKD-S2 Solvent Based Non-Aqueous Developer, Form D/E (Specify Packaging)
Model #
PT-MX-01-5352-Master $601.00
Magnaflux ZP-4D Dry Powder Developer, Form A (Specify Packaging)
Model #
PT-MX-01-3330-Master $359.00
Magnaflux ZP-14A Water Soluble Developer, Form B (Specify Packaging)
Model #
PT-MX-01-3381-Master $491.00
Magnaflux ZP-5B Water Suspendible Developer, Form C (specify packaging)
Model #
PT-MX-01-3341 - Master $691.00
Magnaflux ZP-4B 9 - 9/1 Pint PT-MX-ZP4B-9-1PT Discontinued Item
Magnaflux ZP-4B Dry Powder Developer, Form A (Specify Packaging) PT-MX-01-3328 Discontinued Item
Magnaflux ZP-9F Solvent Based Non-Aqueous Developer - 5 Gallon PT-MX-01-3354-40 Discontinued Item