ULTRASONIC INSPECTION OF A SECTION OF THE NS SAVANNAH PRIMARY PIPING SYSTEM
A section of NS Savannah primary pipe and part of a primary system gate valve were examined ultrasonically to determine whether a fluctuating flow of low-temperature makeup water entering through a nozzle in the valve had damaged the components during service. Examination was prompted by failure of a Vallecitos Boiling Water Reactor (VBWR) recirculating pipe in which makeup water was introduced under conditions similar to those in the Savannah. The ultrasonic equipment was calibrated on spare components. The calibration standards, 11-mil-deep chisel marks in the pipe and 25-mil-deep marks in the valve, were more stringent than those used to calibrate equipment for inspection of components at the time of manufacture.
Babcock and Wilcox CompanyPO Box 1260
Lynchburg, VA United States 24504
- Johnson, C R
- Publication Date: 1963-10
- Pagination: 25 p.
- TRT Terms: Equipment maintenance; Inspection; Nondestructive tests; Nuclear powered ships; Nuclear reactors; Ultrasonic tests
- Old TRIS Terms: Nuclear reactor maintenance
- Subject Areas: Maintenance and Preservation; Marine Transportation; Vehicles and Equipment;
- Accession Number: 00026694
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Information Service
- Contract Numbers: AT(11-1)-766
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: May 4 1973 12:00AM