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Measurement of the Ferrite Content

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


P.O. Box 7350, Shawnee Mission, KS. 66207- 0350, U.S.A.
phone: 913-685-0675 s fax: 913-685-1125
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
• Two instrument versions:
FERITSCOPE® MP30E-S with bi-directio-
nal serial interface,
FERITSCOPE® MP30E-R with radio trans-
mission (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 FERITSCOPE® MP30E-S on support stand with meas-
urement probe EGAB1.3-Fe and printer FMP3040.
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
• Statistical evaluation of test series and
display of min., max. and mean value,
number of measurements, standard
deviation as well as date and time.
The portable FERITSCOPE® MP30E together with a
• Outlier control for automatic elimination probe, e.g., EGAB1.3-Fe, 2 calibration standard sets,
of erroneous measurements the line adapter and the charger fit in the practical
• Input of specification limits. carrying case.
• Free-running display with additional Measurement Method Application Example
presentation of the measurement as The FERITSCOPE® MP30E measures Increasingly, the chemical and petrochemi-
analog bar between selected specifica- according to the magnetic induction method. cal industries use duplex steel, e.g., for
tion limits. A magnetic field generated by a coil enters the reactor made of high corrosion resist-
• Memory capacity for max. 10,000 meas- into interaction with the magnetic compo- ant duplex stainless steel shown above.
urements in 1,000 blocks in up to 100 nents of the specimen. The changes in the A ferrite deficiency in the weld beam may
applications. Fixed or free block size magnetic field induce a voltage proportio- lead to cracks under the influence of ten-
selection. nal to the ferrite content in a second coil. sion or vibration. However, when welding
• Measurement units selectable between This voltage is then evaluated. All magnetic duplex steel, it is easy to bring the ferrite
WRC-FN and %Fe. components of the otherwise non-magne- content in the welding area to unfavorable
• 8 Display languages selectable. tic structure are recognized, that is, in values, either because of unsuitable weld-
• No influence of the electr. conductivity addition to delta ferrite and other ferritic ing additives or through wrong heat appli-
of the specimen. components transformation martensite is cation or removal. Only a measurement on
• Only one calibration required for the also recognized. site can ensure that the processing steps
entire practically relevant measurement did not change the optimal ferrite content
Soft iron core Low-frequency
range from 0.1 to about 90 FN. Measure- alternating resulting in a decrease of the mechanical
ment accuracy according to magnetic field
or corrosion resistant properties.
ANSI/AWS A4.2M/A4.2:1997 standard. Exciter current
• Calibration with standards traceable ˜

to TWI secondary standards or with

customer-specific standards. Measurement
Standard-Compliant U = f(FN)

The FERITSCOPE® MP30E is suitable for 1
measurements according to the Basler
Standard or according to DIN 32514-1.
1: Ferritic portion of structure
2: Steel substrate material

Basic operation of the magnetic induction measurement

method, using the example of an austenitic plating.

Ordering Information, Calibration Standards

Ordering Information Calibration/Standards
Handgerät Order no. To obtain comparable results, the instru-
603-711 ments must be calibrated with standards
that are traceable to internationally
FERITSCOPE® MP30E-R (transmission frequency 868 MHz) 603-712
accepted secondary standards. For this
FERITSCOPE MP30E-R-US (transmission frequency 915 MHz)
603-713 reason, the IIW (International Institute of
Shipping content: protective cover, case, battery and operator manual Welding, UK) developed secondary
(however without radio receiver) standards that have been established
by TWI (The Welding Institute, UK)
Probes Type Order no. according to methods described in DIN
EGAB1.3-Fe 602-221 EN ISO 8249 and ANSI/AWS A4.2.
Cable length 1.5 m (59“)
EGAB1.3L-Fe 602-608 Helmut Fischer offers certified calibration
Cable length 5 m (197“) standards for the corrective and master
calibration that are traceable to the TWI
EGABI1.3-150-Fe 602-706
secondary standards. The standards in
Cable length 1.5 m (59“)
the Fischer calibration standards sets
L = 150 mm (5.9“)
carry both the ferrite numbers FN and
EGABI1.3-260-Fe 602-392 the %Fe values.
Cable length 1.5 m (59“)
L = 260 mm (10.2“) Influences of the component geometry
EGABW1.3-Fe 602-304 (strong curvature, thickness of ferrite-con-
Cable length 1.5 m (59“) taining coating, etc.) can be taken into
account through corrective calibrations
with customer-specific calibration
standards or with correction factors
Calibration standard sets Order no. (included with shipment). Normalization
and corrective calibration are stored
Corrective calibration standard set KAL-NS %Fe-WRC 0.3/10
application-specific in the respective
includes standards with about: 0.4, 2 and 9 FN (0.4, 2.5 and 10.5 %Fe) 602-279
application memory of the instrument.
Corrective calibration standard set KAL-NS %Fe-WRC 1.5/30 602-239
includes standards with about: 2, 9 and 33 FN (2.5, 10.5 and 30 %Fe)
Corrective calibration standard set KAL-NS %Fe-WRC 10/80 602-277
includes standards with about: 9, 33 and 110 FN (10.5, 30 and 80 %Fe)
Master calibration standard set KAL-MS %Fe-WRC 602-776
includes standards with about: 0.5, 2, 13, 33, and 90 FN (0.5, 2.5,
14.5, 30 and 63 %Fe)

Accessories Order no.

NiCd battery 9V 600-225
Charger for NiCd battery 600-226
Line adapter MP30/40 (9V/220VAC) 602-819
Support stand for portable instrument 600-025
Carrying box MP for portable instrument 602-891
Carrying case MP0D/30/40 602-120 Fischer calibration standard set with certificate.
Carrying bag for portable instrument and printer FMP3040 or FMP3041
Printer FMP3040, 230 VAC, thermal printer 602-890
Printer FMP 3041, 110 VAC, thermal printer 602-889
Printer paper for printer FMP3040 or FMP3041, VE 10 rolls 600-410
Interface connecting set MP with 3 m (118") cable length 602-341
Radio receiver RS232 868 MHz 603-467
Radio receiver RS232 915 MHz 603-544
Software MP-NAME, English 602-966
PC software for assigning names of applications and blocks
Software PC-Datex, 6 languages selectable 602-465
PC software for transferring data from instrument to Excel spreadsheet
Software PC Datacc, German and English 603-028
PC software for transferring data from instrument to TWI secondary standard set.
Access database

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