04:23 Dec-10-2007 S.V.Swamy Engineering, - Material Testing Inspection & Quality Control Retired from Nuclear Fuel Complex , India, Joined Feb 2001 782
Re: Drill Pipe Inspection I would recommend that you first read the articles on the subject that appear in various magazines and the National and International Seminars etc.
Eddy current testing (with magnetic flux saturation) and Ultrasonic testing are very much amenable for drill pipe inspection (before the end fittings are attached). If you so prefer, even dimensional and visual inspection (for specific defects) is possible.
There are manufacturers of automated test systems.
----------- Start Original Message ----------- : What are the recommended books explaining the automated inspection techniques for drill pipe inspection? ------------ End Original Message ------------