Transporting liquefied natural gas at -260 deg F demands safety in vessels containing the fuel at 1/600th of its natural volume. This has elevated nondestructive testing to a height normally reserved for nuclear and aerospace activities. This article features Kaiser Aluminum & Chemical Corp's NDT methods used in fabricating shipboard LNG containment vessels. Aluminum appears superior to steel in this application but since it is a new one, all material and welds are nondestructively inspected.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Chilton Company, Incorporated

    One Chilton Way
    Philadelphia, PA  United States  19089
  • Publication Date: 1976-2-23

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 49-50
  • Serial:
    • Iron Age
    • Volume: 217
    • Issue Number: 8
    • Publisher: Chilton Company

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00136381
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 13 1976 12:00AM