THE INVESTIGATION OF RADIOISOTOPES FOR THE INSPECTION OF SHIP WELDS

A study was conducted that explored the potentialities of radioactive isotopes for the inspection of welds in ship structures. Various parameters were investigated to determine an optimum radiographic technique for the in- spection of hull welds of 1/2- to 2-in. plate. Technique and sensitivity curves for thulium, iridium, cesium, and cobalt are included. For the inspection of welds in 1/2-in. to 1-in. thick plate, iridium is the most promising isotope. A portable exposure container for iridium has been developed.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Ship Structure Committee

    National Academy of Science, 2101 Constitution Avenue, NW
    Washington, DC  USA  20418

    Bureau of Ships

    Washington, DC  USA 
  • Authors:
    • Criscuolo, E L
    • Case, D P
    • Polansky, D
  • Publication Date: 1958-2-28

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices; Figures; Photos; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 57 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00007503
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: SSC-110 Prog Rpt
  • Contract Numbers: 92703
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 22 1972 12:00AM