NDT.net - July 2002, Vol. 7 No.07

Pipeline Corrosion and Cracking and the Associated Calibration Considerations for Same Side Sizing Applications

Ginzel, R.K. & Kanters, W.A.
Eclipse Scientific Products Inc., Williamsford, Ontario, Canada
Corresponding Author Contact:
Email: rginzel@eclipsescientific.com, Web: www.eclipsescientific.com

Introduction

Background

Types of Corrosion

Corrosion

Cracking

Cracking within Corrosion

Consideration of Material Properties and Target Characteristics

Discussion

Conclusion

References

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