APPLICATION OF MECHANISED ULTRASONIC TESTING IN SHIPBUILDING

An ultrasonic system for mechanized examination of submerged arc butt-welds in the storage tanks of LP-gas tankers is described. The method uses a pair of 70 degrees, 5 MHz angle probes and a gate divided into ten, with a pen-record from each division. Comparison of the results with radiographic inspection has shown that it is possible to determine both defect type and defect size from the ultrasonic record. The cost of inspection is one-third of that of radiography.

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    Non-Destructive Testing Society of Great Britian

    Maitland House, Warror Square
    Southend-On-Sea, Essex SS1 2J4,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Suzuchi, T
    • Kikuchi, S
  • Publication Date: 1975-5

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  • Accession Number: 00126796
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 5 1975 12:00AM