USING X-RAY TO CHECK WELDS

General American Transportation Corp. is one of the world's largest manufacturers of railroad tank cars. The huge size of their product can be no excuse for poor inspection. Making tanks to carry tons of liquid requires a finely tuned inspection program to help provide the integrity of these enormous rolling cylinders. Radiography has played a key role in their inspection program. For more than 30 years, extensive radiographic tests have been performed to check tank welds. X-rays give an inside look at almost all of the welded seams.

  • Corporate Authors:

    American Society for Quality Control

    611 East Wisconsin Avenue P.O. Box 3005
    Milwaukee, WI  United States  53201-3005
  • Authors:
    • KRASKA, I R
  • Publication Date: 1978-12

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 22-23
  • Serial:
    • QUALITY PROGRESS
    • Volume: 11
    • Issue Number: 12
    • Publisher: American Society for Quality Control

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00195099
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 31 1979 12:00AM