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Michael Bushnell
NDT Inspector, Paramedic, Health Coach
Industrial Conveyor Manufacturer, USA, Joined May 2015, 4

Michael Bushnell

NDT Inspector, Paramedic, Health Coach
Industrial Conveyor Manufacturer,
USA,
Joined May 2015
4
19:25 Mar-21-2016
UT Testing of bolts

I have a customer asking if we can do Ultra Sonic testing on bolts, I have no idea on what size these would be, or the methods or limitations. Any ideas? Please, any information would be helpful.

 
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Theo Micottis
Italy, Joined May 2013, 81

Theo Micottis

Italy,
Joined May 2013
81
21:14 Mar-21-2016
Re: UT Testing of bolts
In Reply to Michael Bushnell at 19:25 Mar-21-2016 (Opening).

Hi Michael, you can have a look in ASME V article 5 for reference. Regards Theo

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P V SASTRY
R & D, NDT tecniques metallurgy
TAKEN VRS FROM THE POSITION OF SR. DEPUTY GENERAL MANAGER BHEL CORPORATE R&D, India, Joined Jan 2003, 195

P V SASTRY

R & D, NDT tecniques metallurgy
TAKEN VRS FROM THE POSITION OF SR. DEPUTY GENERAL MANAGER BHEL CORPORATE R&D,
India,
Joined Jan 2003
195
22:35 Mar-21-2016
Re: UT Testing of bolts
In Reply to Michael Bushnell at 19:25 Mar-21-2016 (Opening).


We regularly carry out UT and WFMPT on the high temperature fasteners (bolts) during overhauling schedules.

These bolts are about 1 to 5 inches in diameter and lengths vary up to about 20 inches depending on the size of the turbine and whether are from HP or IP sections or valves.

In UT, we mainly check for transverse cracks. We use 4 MHz probes having 5 or 8 or 10 mm dias.

Scanning is done in the axial direction ( possibly from both ends of the bolt) because the defects ( mainly cracks) come in the transverse direction.

It is very tricky to isolate one or two mm deep defects occurring in the threaded area. (The threads give regular indications when the scanning is being done near the periphery) Requires lot of focus for this task.

Please note that we are checking for manufacturing defects at this stage.

This information may be useful if your bolts are in this dimensional range.

Best wishes

P V SASTRY

 
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Volodymyr
Engineering, Deputy Director for Technical Issues/Head of Testing Laboratory/Chief of department/NDT
Joint Stock Company, Portugal, Joined Mar 2016, 25

Volodymyr

Engineering, Deputy Director for Technical Issues/Head of Testing Laboratory/Chief of department/NDT
Joint Stock Company,
Portugal,
Joined Mar 2016
25
00:11 Mar-22-2016
Re: UT Testing of bolts
In Reply to Michael Bushnell at 19:25 Mar-21-2016 (Opening).










There is start, what advised Mr.Theo. See, please the standard, if you do not find, I'll do another 1.5 pages
Regards, Volodymyr
 
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Ed Ginzel
R & D, -
Materials Research Institute, Canada, Joined Nov 1998, 1286

Ed Ginzel

R & D, -
Materials Research Institute,
Canada,
Joined Nov 1998
1286
13:55 Mar-22-2016
Re: UT Testing of bolts
In Reply to Michael Bushnell at 19:25 Mar-21-2016 (Opening).

Michael, there is a paper on NDT.net that relates to bolt inspection that you might find useful;
http://www.ndt.net/article/mendt2007/papers/moles.pdf

 
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Volodymyr
Engineering, Deputy Director for Technical Issues/Head of Testing Laboratory/Chief of department/NDT
Joint Stock Company, Portugal, Joined Mar 2016, 25

Volodymyr

Engineering, Deputy Director for Technical Issues/Head of Testing Laboratory/Chief of department/NDT
Joint Stock Company,
Portugal,
Joined Mar 2016
25
14:05 Mar-22-2016
Re: UT Testing of bolts
In Reply to Michael Bushnell at 19:25 Mar-21-2016 (Opening).

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Daniel Braun
Daniel Braun
15:06 Mar-22-2016
Re: UT Testing of bolts
In Reply to Michael Bushnell at 19:25 Mar-21-2016 (Opening).

Michael, you may look into the following links:

http://www.sonotronndt.com/SHAFTS_BOLTS.htm

http://www.sonotronndt.com/APPLICATIONS/PA_APPS/PA_APP_STORE/ISONIC_PA_EXPERT_SHAFT.pdf

 
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arya
arya
11:36 Jun-04-2019
Re: UT Testing of bolts
In Reply to Volodymyr at 00:11 Mar-22-2016 .

please i need the link for the dokument , it's very intersting.
thanks so much

 
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