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SHANKAR ARUMUGAM
Other, NDE Engineer
India, Joined Oct 2013, 39

SHANKAR ARUMUGAM

Other, NDE Engineer
India,
Joined Oct 2013
39
10:30 Aug-09-2016
Image quality level 2-2T - reg

In RT, standard Image Quality Level 2-2T, first 2 denotes IQI thickness is no more than 2% of the specimen thickness and the 2T denotes the diameter of the required IQI hole is 2xT. In ASME-V; IQI selection table -T276, 2% of the specimen thickness not meets up to hole type IQI 35. For example while taking RT DWDI on tube butt weld of 8 mm thick, Hole type IQI selected is 15 Thou. The actual IQI thick is 0.38mm. But the specimen’s 2% thick is 0.16mm. In radiograph 2T hole is visible. The IQI thickness is more than 2% of the specimen thickness. Then how can we say 2-2T image quality level? Kindly explain.

 
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Anmol Birring
Consultant,
Birring NDE Center, Inc., USA, Joined Aug 2011, 747

Anmol Birring

Consultant,
Birring NDE Center, Inc.,
USA,
Joined Aug 2011
747
21:32 Aug-09-2016
Re: Image quality level 2-2T - reg
In Reply to SHANKAR ARUMUGAM at 10:30 Aug-09-2016 (Opening).

2-2T defines the quality level (or 2% sensitivity level); and for the 2-2T penetrameter, the thickness is "no more" than 2% of specimen thickness

 
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SHANKAR ARUMUGAM
Other, NDE Engineer
India, Joined Oct 2013, 39

SHANKAR ARUMUGAM

Other, NDE Engineer
India,
Joined Oct 2013
39
05:19 Aug-10-2016
Re: Image quality level 2-2T - reg
In Reply to Anmol Birring at 21:32 Aug-09-2016 .

Dear Mr. Anmol,
To achieve 2-2T quality level in 8 mm thick specimen, which designation plaque hole type IQI to be used?

 
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N B Rengaraju
NDT Inspector, NDT Level-III/Radiation Safety Officer(RSO)
Marine and Heavy Engineering Company, MALAYSIA., India, Joined Sep 2014, 106

N B Rengaraju

NDT Inspector, NDT Level-III/Radiation Safety Officer(RSO)
Marine and Heavy Engineering Company, MALAYSIA.,
India,
Joined Sep 2014
106
05:47 Aug-10-2016
Re: Image quality level 2-2T - reg
In Reply to SHANKAR ARUMUGAM at 10:30 Aug-09-2016 (Opening).

Wrong perception, my Friend. ASME -V, IQI selection Table - 276 does not state it is prepared to meet 2-2T quality level. If u are working to meet a specific quality level like 2-2T, u have to select IQI whose thickness is not more than 2% of the single wall thickness. U can add allowable reinforcement, if ts welding. Do not refer to Table-276 here.

 
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N B Rengaraju
NDT Inspector, NDT Level-III/Radiation Safety Officer(RSO)
Marine and Heavy Engineering Company, MALAYSIA., India, Joined Sep 2014, 106

N B Rengaraju

NDT Inspector, NDT Level-III/Radiation Safety Officer(RSO)
Marine and Heavy Engineering Company, MALAYSIA.,
India,
Joined Sep 2014
106
05:55 Aug-10-2016
Re: Image quality level 2-2T - reg
In Reply to SHANKAR ARUMUGAM at 10:30 Aug-09-2016 (Opening).

To acheive 2-2T quality level in 8mm thick specimen, u should use ASTM 5 plaque hole type IQI.

 
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SHANKAR ARUMUGAM
Other, NDE Engineer
India, Joined Oct 2013, 39

SHANKAR ARUMUGAM

Other, NDE Engineer
India,
Joined Oct 2013
39
06:17 Aug-10-2016
Re: Image quality level 2-2T - reg
In Reply to N B Rengaraju at 05:55 Aug-10-2016 .

This one I need sir. Thank you very much. Is the following statement is right? If I am using 17 Thou IQI for 11mm weld thick (8mm +3 mm reinforcement) and the 2T hole seen in the radiograph, then the Image quality level is 4-2T.

 
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N B Rengaraju
NDT Inspector, NDT Level-III/Radiation Safety Officer(RSO)
Marine and Heavy Engineering Company, MALAYSIA., India, Joined Sep 2014, 106

N B Rengaraju

NDT Inspector, NDT Level-III/Radiation Safety Officer(RSO)
Marine and Heavy Engineering Company, MALAYSIA.,
India,
Joined Sep 2014
106
06:30 Aug-10-2016
Re: Image quality level 2-2T - reg
In Reply to SHANKAR ARUMUGAM at 06:17 Aug-10-2016 .

Yes. U are correct.

 
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