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penetrant

[′pen·ə·trənt]
(invertebrate zoology)
A large barbed nematocyst that pierces the body of the prey and injects a paralyzing agent.
(materials)
A liquid with low surface tension, usually containing a dye or fluorescent chemical; when flowed over a metal surface, it is used to determine the existence and extent of cracks and other discontinuities.
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Pure NR is amorphous in nature with flexible macromolecular chains which readily undergo rearrangement to allow the passage of penetrants.
Each volume covers a specific NDT method, as the new Volume 2 covers liquid penetrants.
Manufacturers and distributors claim that their sealants and penetrants can penetrate into the concrete matrix.
By incorporating these innovative adjuvants "in-can", pesticide formulators may now offer their customers all the advantages of silicone superspreaders and penetrants.
About The B'laster Corporation: Since 1957, The B'laster Corporation has manufactured penetrants, lubricants, rust inhibitors and a full line of specialty, highly concentrated formulas for the automotive, industrial and hardware industries.
Some physical properties of solvents used as penetrants are shown in Table 1.
Water-washable penetrants require a water spray to remove the excess surface penetrant.
VALLEY VIEW, Ohio, April 21, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The B'laster Corporation, makers of the #1 selling penetrant, PB B'laster, announce the new and improved formulation of B'laster All-Purpose Lubricant, proven to outperform its leading competitor in independent laboratory testing.
g]) of the material can be promoted by the presence of sorbed low molecular weight penetrants.
The effects of blend composition, temperature and nature of penetrants on the diffusion process have been studied.
These include looking for the first bubble as the sample solidifies, measuring the specific gravity of the solidified sample, visual examination, use of dye penetrants, etc.
a subsidiary of Affiliated Resources Corporation, produces and packages a full line of automotive aftermarket fluids, such as refrigerants, lubricants and penetrants, fuel treatments and additives, cooling system, brake system and power steering products, cleaners and solvents, as well as appearance and emergency products.