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Guilherme Fabiano
Guilherme Fabiano
01:52 Mar-23-2007
Railway couplers NDT testing

Has anybody been using any NDT method for railway coupler's crack detection without taking it out of the car?

Thanks


 
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Frank Lund
R & D,
United Kingdom, Joined Apr 2005, 222

Frank Lund

R & D,
United Kingdom,
Joined Apr 2005
222
00:40 Mar-26-2007
Re: Railway couplers NDT testing
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: Has anybody been using any NDT method for railway coupler's crack detection without taking it out of the car?
: Thanks
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When a tailpin broke on a passenger train allowing the interconnecting corridor to be open to the track, NEWT International was called in to produce a special probe to allow in-situ inspection. This enabled the inspection to take minutes with the vehicles over a maintainance depot pit between the morning and evening rush hours. Without the use of our kit, the vehicles would have had to be withdrawn from service and a lot of man-hours used in dismantling and reassembly.

The attached link to a .PDF file gives you some more detail on this application. Please let us know if you need any more information.



 
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