INSPECTION OF SUSPENDER ROPE SOCKETS USING A PORTABLE LINEAR ACCELERATOR

The California Department of Transportation, CALTRANS, has used a portable linear accelerator known as the 'MINAC' to inspect suspender rope sockets on several of its suspension bridges. The project evolved from an inspection which lead to the discovery of broken wires in suspender rope sockets on the Guy West Bridge in Sacramento. The 'MINAC' can penetrate up to 14 inches of steel and 3 feet of concrete. The "MINAC" has proven to be a more effective method of radiography when compared to conventional field radiography.

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  • English

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  • Pagination: p. 79-82

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  • Accession Number: 00799221
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 20 2000 12:00AM