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The State of the Art of Weld Seam Inspection on Pipes by Automated Ultrasonic System Using Special Composite Transducers

Eng. Edson Vasques Moreira
Material Engineer, CONFAB INDUSTRIAL S.A. Brazil,
NDT, Calibration and Qualification Supervisor
Eng. Luiz Francisco Martins de Oliveira
Mechanical Engineer, CONFAB INDUSTRIAL S.A. Brazil, Quality Control Manager
Eng. Sérgio Ricardo Pinto Ferreira
Mechanical Engineer, CONFAB INDUSTRIAL S.A. Brazil, Industrial Manager
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ABSTRACT

1. INTRODUCTION

2. PIPE MILL AND EQUIPMENT POSITION

3. TECHNICAL CARACTERISTICS OF SYSTEM

4. EQUIPMENT AND TRANSDUCERS

5. REFERENCE STANDARD

6. PROBES CONFIGURATION

7. SYSTEM AUTOMATION

8. INSPECTION SYSTEM CAPABILITY

9. CONCLUSION

10. REFERENCES

  1. American Petroleum Institute , API Specification 5L, Washington, April 1995.
  2. Moreira E V , Schubert H and Walker D, "Optimization of automatic system and multi channels for welded pipes inspection using "Ultrasonic PC-Based Test System", XVIII CONAEND, ABENDE, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, September 1999.
  3. The American Society of Mechanical Engineers, ASME, Nondestructive Examination Section V, New York, 1998.
  4. American Petroleum Institute , API Specification 5CT, Washington, October 1998.

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