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John Sorin
John Sorin
01:09 Jan-11-2008
Ultrasonic Testing System, Immersion Tank

I am interested in inspecting 1/4" to 1" OD stainles steel tube, 100% UT, 4 - 5 channels. I am looking for a system able to inspect 2 opposite axial directions, 2 opposite circumferential directions and maybe, one channel for dimentional inspection. Thanks. SJ


    
 
 
Joe Buckley
Consultant, ASNT L-III, Honorary Secretary of BINDT
Level X NDT, BINDT, United Kingdom, Joined Oct 1999, 517

Joe Buckley

Consultant, ASNT L-III, Honorary Secretary of BINDT
Level X NDT, BINDT,
United Kingdom,
Joined Oct 1999
517
00:21 Jan-12-2008
Re: Ultrasonic Testing System, Immersion Tank
Are you sure about this?

1/4 diameter Stainless tube would presumably be very thin walled. It seems unlikely that a UT inspection would be the most effective approach.

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: I am interested in inspecting 1/4" to 1" OD stainles steel tube, 100% UT, 4 - 5 channels. I am looking for a system able to inspect 2 opposite axial directions, 2 opposite circumferential directions and maybe, one channel for dimentional inspection. Thanks. SJ
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Rolf Diederichs
Director, Editor
NDT.net, Germany, Joined Nov 1998, 602

Rolf Diederichs

Director, Editor
NDT.net,
Germany,
Joined Nov 1998
602
00:09 Jan-12-2008
Re: Ultrasonic Testing System, Immersion Tank
I guess that these tubes are nuclear fuel cladding tubes. I remember my time in Krautkramer for 20 Years ago we delivered ultrasonic systems for this application. The tube wall thickness range of 0.4 to 0.9 mm and OD 4.5 to 15mm of length of 5 - 6 meters. "Advanced Nuclear Fuels GmbH" located in Lingen Germany used a system. Today UT companies like GE Inspection or intelligeNDT Systems & Services will know more about this application.

Here is an article presented at the WCNDT2000 which describes this application:

"Study of Defects Detected in Thin-Walled Zircaloy Tubes by Ultrasonic Testing in High Speed Rota- 25"
http://www.ndt.net/article/wcndt00/papers/idn618/idn618.htm

Rolf

----------- Start Original Message -----------
: Are you sure about this?
: 1/4 diameter Stainless tube would presumably be very thin walled. It seems unlikely that a UT inspection would be the most effective approach.
: : I am interested in inspecting 1/4" to 1" OD stainles steel tube, 100% UT, 4 - 5 channels. I am looking for a system able to inspect 2 opposite axial directions, 2 opposite circumferential directions and maybe, one channel for dimentional inspection. Thanks. SJ
------------ End Original Message ------------




    
 
 
John Brunk
Engineering, NDT Level III
Self employed, part-time, USA, Joined Oct 1999, 158

John Brunk

Engineering, NDT Level III
Self employed, part-time,
USA,
Joined Oct 1999
158
06:43 Jan-14-2008
Re: Ultrasonic Testing System, Immersion Tank
TAC Technical Instrument Co. in New Jersey has made systems for this application for years. Have a look at tactictest.com. I have no relationship with the company other than as a satisfied user of their equipment for mmore than 25 years.
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--------- Start Original Message -----------
: Are you sure about this?
: 1/4 diameter Stainless tube would presumably be very thin walled. It seems unlikely that a UT inspection would be the most effective approach.
: : I am interested in inspecting 1/4" to 1" OD stainles steel tube, 100% UT, 4 - 5 channels. I am looking for a system able to inspect 2 opposite axial directions, 2 opposite circumferential directions and maybe, one channel for dimentional inspection. Thanks. SJ
------------ End Original Message ------------




    
 
 
S.V.Swamy
Engineering, - Material Testing Inspection & Quality Control
Retired from Nuclear Fuel Complex , India, Joined Feb 2001, 785

S.V.Swamy

Engineering, - Material Testing Inspection & Quality Control
Retired from Nuclear Fuel Complex ,
India,
Joined Feb 2001
785
02:35 Jan-26-2008
Re: Ultrasonic Testing System, Immersion Tank
Rolf is right. Such thin walled tubing are normally used in nuclear fuel cladding and in case of stainless steel tubes, are meant for Fast Reactors, TACTIC and ROTA (Nukem) and now EEC (India) are in a position to supply such systems. There could be others too.

I would recommend a system which integrates UT, ET and Laser based dimensional / visual inspection so that the time of inspection comes down and reliability increases. ET is essential in addition to UT to ensure that pin-hole type discontinuities are detected. Alternatively, 100% hydrostatic test is needed.

I will be able to discuss more details if needed.

Swamy

----------- Start Original Message -----------
: I guess that these tubes are nuclear fuel cladding tubes. I remember my time in Krautkramer for 20 Years ago we delivered ultrasonic systems for this application for many. The tube wall thickness range of 0.4 to 0.9 mm and OD 4.5 to 15mm of length of 5 - 6 meters. "Advanced Nuclear Fuels GmbH" located in Lingen Germany used a system. Today UT companies like GE Inspection or intelligeNDT Systems & Services will know more about this application.
: Here is an article presented at the WCNDT2000 which describes this application:
: "Study of Defects Detected in Thin-Walled Zircaloy Tubes by Ultrasonic Testing in High Speed Rota- 25"
: http://www.ndt.net/article/wcndt00/papers/idn618/idn618.htm
: Rolf
: : Are you sure about this?
: : 1/4 diameter Stainless tube would presumably be very thin walled. It seems unlikely that a UT inspection would be the most effective approach.
: : : I am interested in inspecting 1/4" to 1" OD stainles steel tube, 100% UT, 4 - 5 channels. I am looking for a system able to inspect 2 opposite axial directions, 2 opposite circumferential directions and maybe, one channel for dimentional inspection. Thanks. SJ
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wayne Seemungal
wayne Seemungal
01:15 Mar-11-2008
Re: Ultrasonic Testing System, Immersion Tank
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Magnetic Analysis Corp. has supplied supplied several rotating head ultrasound systems for testing stainless steel tubing to customers in the USA. We have a system that will test down to 1/4'' with 7 transducers.

: I guess that these tubes are nuclear fuel cladding tubes. I remember my time in Krautkramer for 20 Years ago we delivered ultrasonic systems for this application for many. The tube wall thickness range of 0.4 to 0.9 mm and OD 4.5 to 15mm of length of 5 - 6 meters. "Advanced Nuclear Fuels GmbH" located in Lingen Germany used a system. Today UT companies like GE Inspection or intelligeNDT Systems & Services will know more about this application.
: Here is an article presented at the WCNDT2000 which describes this application:
: "Study of Defects Detected in Thin-Walled Zircaloy Tubes by Ultrasonic Testing in High Speed Rota- 25"
: http://www.ndt.net/article/wcndt00/papers/idn618/idn618.htm
: Rolf
: : Are you sure about this?
: : 1/4 diameter Stainless tube would presumably be very thin walled. It seems unlikely that a UT inspection would be the most effective approach.
: : : I am interested in inspecting 1/4" to 1" OD stainles steel tube, 100% UT, 4 - 5 channels. I am looking for a system able to inspect 2 opposite axial directions, 2 opposite circumferential directions and maybe, one channel for dimentional inspection. Thanks. SJ
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