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08:27 Oct-07-2019
UT examination of Zirconium Grade R60705

I have a question about UT Testing on Zirconium Grade R60705, where we want to buy bars, drawn tubes and die forgings.

Applicable code for the project is ASME B31.3.

For tubes, we have found specifications for test & acceptance criteria in ASME B31.3, Section 344.6.

My questions are, can ASME B31.3, 344.6. also be used for bars?

And which specification is suitable for the specification of the test and the acceptance criteria for die forgings?

Many thanks and best regards!

Michel Couture
NDT Inspector,
consultant, Canada, Joined Sep 2006, 897

Michel Couture

NDT Inspector,
Joined Sep 2006
16:30 Oct-08-2019
Re: UT examination of Zirconium Grade R60705
In Reply to remne at 08:27 Oct-07-2019 (Opening).

For your first question, you cannot inspect bars with B31.3. That code is use for pipes and tubing. As for your second question, the code to use will depend on the intended application. One good thing would be to talk to your client he may give you direction.


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