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Re: Taking thickness readings on FRP material.

Posted by: Neil Burleigh , E-mail: nburleigh@krautkramer.com.au, on December 18, 2002 at 06:28 :

In Reply to: Taking thickness readings on FRP material. posted by : K Fosha on December 17, 2002 at 22:14:

: I would like to find out if there is such a thing as a, UT transducer, that is able to take thickness readings of FRP pipe material. (* FRP = Fiber Reinforced Plastic *)
: I don't think that a transducer would be able to use sound to obtain a thickness reading due to the amout of glass fiber in the material. But then again, I could be completely wrong and need to be shown the light.
: Thanks,
: K Fosha
Over the years I have had a number of experiences with FRP. Krautkramer once had a thickness gauge the CL202F which uses the ZIP zero interface probe, it is now no longer available. This probe works well as it is a 0.5MHz probe with a special delay block to reduce the interface echo, ( as the name implies). Details can be found on the KK website about ZIP probes.

Recently we have been using the piezo-composite probes for testing FRP pipe and rubber conveyor belt with great success. Try the K1SC, MSEK2 and MK1S


Neil Burleigh

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