Product Data Sheet – MAGNAGLO 14HF

Oil-based Fluorescent Magnetic Ink

MAGNAGLO® 14HF is an oil-based, ready-to-use fluorescent ink for wet method magnetic particle testing. It gives clear bright yellow/green indications when viewed in a darkened area under UV(A) of peak wavelength 365nm.

Used in conjunction with suitable magnetising equipment, 14HF will locate medium-fine surface and slightly sub-surface defects. 14HF is widely regarded as the test material of choice for aerospace applications.

Chemical product icon - fluorescent magnetic


  • Ready-to-use
  • Clear, bright indications under UV light
  • Low maintenance, oil-based suspension
  • High sensitivity
  • Excellent fluorescent contrast for quick identification and better inspection quality
  • Excellent particle mobility
  • Good dispersion stability
  • Protects parts and equipment against corrosion
  • Great concentration consistency
  • Superior surface wetting
  • Even surface coverage for better detection


Defect location: surface and slightly subsurface

Ideal for:

  • Detecting very fine to fine discontinuities
  • Critical applications
  • After secondary processing
  • In-service inspections
  • High strength alloys

Defect examples:

  • Inclusions
  • Seams
  • Shrink cracks
  • Tears
  • Laps
  • Flakes
  • Welding defects
  • Grinding cracks
  • Quenching cracks
  • Fatigue cracks


A suspension of magnetic particles in a high-flash, low-odour petroleum distillate.

Specification Compliance

  • AMS2641
  • AMS3044
  • AMS3045
  • AMS3046 (Aerosols only)
  • ASME B & PV Code, Sec V
  • ASTM E709
  • ASTM E1444/E1444M
  • EN ISO 9934-2
  • GOST R ISO 9934-2-2011
  • MIL-STD-2132D
  • Rolls Royce RRP 58004 (CSS 231)
  • SAFRAN In 5300
  • SNECMA DMR70-520

Product Properties

Form and colour Brown liquid
Flash point > 93°C (bulk product)
SAE sensitivity 8
Particle size range 5 – 12 µm
Settlement volume
0.15 – 0.25 ml

Like all Magnaflux materials, 14HF is closely controlled to ensure batch-to-batch consistency, optimum process control and inspection reliability.

User Recommendations

NDT Method
Magnetic Particle Testing, Fluorescent, Wet Method
Storage temperature 10°C to 30°C
Usage temperature -5°C to 48°C
Concentration range 1.0 – 1.25 g/litre
Suspension vehicle MG/MX Carrier II
Magnetic particles 14A, MG 410
Cleaner SKC-S
UV lamps EV6000, ST700
Accessories Centrifuge Tube; MTU No.3 Test Block (EN ISO 9934-2)

Instructions for Use

Clean the component before testing to reduce the risk of contamination and provide a suitable test surface.

Mix the ink thoroughly and keep it agitated during testing.

Apply the ink by spraying, flooding or immersion, depending on your chosen method (see below):

Wet continuous method
Apply the ink to all surfaces of the component and apply a magnetising current. Remember to stop the flow of ink before the current is switched off, otherwise there is a risk that the force of the ink flood may wash away indications.

Wet residual method
This method is generally less sensitive than the continuous method and is more susceptible to rapid particle depletion and bath contamination.

  • Pre-magnetise the part to be tested.
  • Immerse the part in a bath of the ink.
  • Remove it and allow it to drain.
  • Inspect the part.

During use, the magnetic content of any ink bath will become depleted so you will need to check your bath strength at least once each day. The most widely-used way of checking an ink’s settlement volume is by using a graduated ASTM pear-shaped centrifuge tube.

When the settlement volume approaches the lower limit (0.15 ml), check the bath. If the bath appears contaminated, or if it has been in use for a long time, replace the contents. If it is still clean and uncontaminated, add some 14A powder.

After inspection, remember to completely de-magnetise your component before cleaning, to ensure easy removal of any residual powder particles.

Packaging and Part Numbers

Part number 008A105
x 10

Packaging icon: 400 ml aerosol can

Part number 058C006
x 4

Packaging icon: 5 litre metal can

Part number 058C007

Packaging icon: 25 litre plastic bottle

Health & Safety

Review all relevant health and safety information before using this product. For complete health and safety information, refer to the relevant Safety Data Sheet.

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