In all the principle locomotive and carriage works of British Railways and also in the Acton Works of the London Transport Executive, ultrasonic flaw detectors have become routine testing instruments. This convenient method of non-destructive testing is providing even higher standards of safety for surface and underground rail travel by the location of hidden flaws which cannot be detected by the X-ray method. The use of ultrasonic methods allows every section of the wheels and axles to be rapidly and thoroughly inspected without dismantling the bogies, the saving in time and trouble being thus considerable. Pipe porosity hair-line cracks, slag inclusions, blow holes, laminations, fatigue cracks, and welding flaws are among the many defects which can be detected by this equipment.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Temple Press Limited

    161-166 Fleet Street
    Longon EC4,   England 
  • Publication Date: 1952-1-25

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  • Features: Figures; Photos;
  • Pagination: p. 94-95
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  • Accession Number: 00039597
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 4 1994 12:00AM