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David Baum
David Baum
09:21 Jun-23-2000
Thin Gauge Steel Tubes

I am looking for a reliable way to UT thin gauge, under 5/16", steel tube that has a circumferential joint joined utilizing a backing bar.


 
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Tom Nelligan
Engineering,
retired, USA, Joined Nov 1998, 390

Tom Nelligan

Engineering,
retired,
USA,
Joined Nov 1998
390
09:30 Jun-23-2000
Re: Thin Gauge Steel Tubes
: I am looking for a reliable way to UT thin gauge, under 5/16", steel tube that has a circumferential joint joined utilizing a backing bar.

I'm not sure I'm properly visualizing what you're doing, but if it's a brazed or welded joint, we may be able to do something with small diameter, sharply focussed immersion transducers and appropriate fixturing. The tube diameter itself is not a problem. If it's just mechanically clamped, on the other hand, it's not a good application for ultrasonic flaw detection.

I'd be happy to look at a drawing if you can send one.

--Tom Nelligan
Panametrics, Inc.




 
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Joseph Pascente
Engineering
Lixi, Inc., USA, Joined Nov 1998, 39

Joseph Pascente

Engineering
Lixi, Inc.,
USA,
Joined Nov 1998
39
07:02 Jun-25-2000
Re: Thin Gauge Steel Tubes
Dear Tom,

Go to www.lixi.com and then to Profiler. This non
contact wall thickness gauge will measure the wall
thickness of thin gauge steel tubes.


Regards,

Lixi, Inc.


Joe Pascente


 
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Rick Pfannenstiel
Consultant
Spin LLC, USA, Joined Jun 2000, 1

Rick Pfannenstiel

Consultant
Spin LLC,
USA,
Joined Jun 2000
1
04:14 Jun-29-2000
Re: Thin Gauge Steel Tubes
We have been inspecting buttwelds in .056"T by 1.0" diameter buttwelds in inconnel tubing with great success using FAST ultrasonics. The backing ring should not be a problem. Not sure that this application is close to what you are doing. If you would like more information please email me.


 
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Alexander Tsankov
Alexander Tsankov
01:17 Aug-03-2000
Carbon Steel Tubes
Dear Sirs,
I am interested in Carbon Steel Tubes with diameter 40-48mm. If you can help me please send me Reply on my e-mail: powercom@netbg.com.

Sincerelly Yours
A. Tsankov


 
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