00:40 Mar-26-2007 Frank Lund R & D, United Kingdom, Joined Apr 2005 219
Re: Railway couplers NDT testing ----------- Start Original Message ----------- : Has anybody been using any NDT method for railway coupler's crack detection without taking it out of the car? : Thanks ------------ End Original Message ------------
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 Without the use of our kit, the vehicles would have had to be withdrawn from service and a lot of man-hours used in dismantling and reassembly.
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