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myyw
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United Kingdom, Joined Jan 2019, 4

myyw

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United Kingdom,
Joined Jan 2019
4
18:24 Jan-13-2020
Help with Ultrasonic weld testing?

I am struggling with ultrasonics testing welds and i am unable to get much help IRL.

With regards to scanning, I am using a 3mm SDH to get my reference DB then i do a root scan with the reference dB on the welded plate/pipe. Should i be adding in an extra 6dB to account for the transfer dB between ref block & Welded plate/pipe?

If i dont add in extra dB for my root scan then should i be adding in extra db 6/14dB for my full body weld scan?

If you have any advice/tips please let me know!

Thank you

 
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Anmol Birring
Consultant,
Birring NDE Center, Inc., USA, Joined Aug 2011, 776

Anmol Birring

Consultant,
Birring NDE Center, Inc.,
USA,
Joined Aug 2011
776
19:03 Jan-13-2020
Re: Help with Ultrasonic weld testing?
In Reply to myyw at 18:24 Jan-13-2020 (Opening).

The extra dB is requirement of the codes.Otherwise, it is your choice

 
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BRUNO ZILLI
Italy, Joined Apr 2018, 7

BRUNO ZILLI

Italy,
Joined Apr 2018
7
14:00 Jan-14-2020
Re: Help with Ultrasonic weld testing?
In Reply to Anmol Birring at 19:03 Jan-13-2020 .

Hello

EN16811

Regards

Bruno

 
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Gav
Gav
14:10 Jan-14-2020
Re: Help with Ultrasonic weld testing?
In Reply to myyw at 18:24 Jan-13-2020 (Opening).

You will need to work out the attenuation/transfer correction between the reference block and the test material. The +6dB is the scanning sensitivity and needs to be reduced back to reference dB for sizing defects.

 
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Udo Schlengermann
Consultant, -
Standards Consulting, Germany, Joined Nov 1998, 179

Udo Schlengermann

Consultant, -
Standards Consulting,
Germany,
Joined Nov 1998
179
16:15 Jan-14-2020
Re: Help with Ultrasonic weld testing?
In Reply to myyw at 18:24 Jan-13-2020 (Opening).

To get knowledge about ultrasonic weld testing you should study the base standards (European and International):

EN ISO 16810:2012, Non-destructive testing — Ultrasonic testing — General principles.

EN ISO 16811:2012, Non-destructive testing — Ultrasonic testing — Sensitivity and range setting.

EN ISO 11666:2018, Non-destructive testing of welds — Ultrasonic testing — Acceptance levels.

EN ISO 17640:2018, Non-destructive testing of welds — Ultrasonic testing — Techniques, testing levels, and assessment.

With best regards

 
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