THE ROLE OF PULSE-ECHO ULTRASONIC TESTING IN THE MODERN RAILWAY CIVIL ENGINEERING ORGANISATION

Since the Hither Green disaster of 1967 there has occurred on the Chief Civil Engineers Department a drastic re-organization of the methods by which defects in rail are detected. Prior to 1967 the method of flaw detection used was the 'AUDIGAGE', which although a form of ultrasonic testing was without doubt a very inefficient method measured in modern terms. The methods used since 1967 are those which employ the 'PULSE-ECHO' method of ultrasonic testing and which are highly suited to the problem of rail defect detection in a modern railway system. The article was written with a view to bringing to the notice of the Permanent Way Sections of the Chief Civil Engineer's Department the impact that the introduction of 'Pulse-Echo' ultrasonic testing has had to date. The content was deliberately kept non-technical in order that the people concerned would not get 'Bogged down' with technical jargon, but to be informed as to what is going on and why.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Derry and Sons, Limited

    Canal Street
    Nottingham,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Farley, P G
  • Publication Date: 1975

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  • Accession Number: 00131021
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: British Railways
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 21 1976 12:00AM