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Fluorescent Dye Penetrant


An inspection method used to detect surface cracks in components using a penetrant solution, a developer, and ultraviolet or white light. A penetrant solution is applied to the component followed by a developer to help draw penetrant out of surface cracks, rendering cracks visible under ultraviolet or white light.
Source: IDEA Standard IDEA-STD-1010-B Acceptability of Electronic Components Distributed in the Open Market, Rev. B.