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Overview of Magnetic Flux Leakage (MFL)

Magnetic Flux Leakage (MFL) is a nondestructive examination technique that uses electromagnetism to inspect for flaws or material degradation in steel structures. In the oil and gas industry, it is often used to search for flaws in piping and pipelines, as well as aboveground storage tank floors. MFL uses magnets to temporarily magnetize the structure. If there are flaws present, the magnetic field created will show distortions, signaling the presence of things like corrosion, pitting, and wall loss.

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