There are many systems for monitoring wire rope from visual through to 24/7 fully automated units. The systems we currently use for wire ropes and for steel cord conveyors use MFL methodology (coil or Hall Effect). These tests are either carried out manually or via continuous 24/7 monitoring units and typically backed up with visual and digital x-ray inspections.
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The answer depends on the end use of the wire. We were using visual, dimensional, Eddy Current and metallography tests, in addition to Chemical analysis (because some impurities are picked up and gases like hydrogen are picked up in chemical picking). Since the volume of production was less, not much of automation was attempted.
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Swamy has said that there are different systems for monitoring wire rope, but do you mean wire rope or steel wire as manufactured, or do you mean wiring as used in electrical circuits.
For steel wire as manufactured, there are eddy current techniques that are used, normally on the wire drawing line, testing the product for cracks.
For monitoring of wire ropes, as said, there are MFL techniques and also one Long Range Ultrasonic (LRUT) application, used in applications such as in-service Suspension Bridge wire inspection.
Just to clarify, I was not discussing steel wire rope inspection, but was discussing about zircaloy wire used in nuclear fuel bundle manufacture! But the testing and inspection techniques for wires are in general similar, with special tests being added or removed as needed, depending on the end use and the quantity involved.
Retired from Nuclear Fuel Complex, Hyderabad
I have a presentation in Spanish, which I will translate to English. It was presented at the 7° National Congress in Mexico regarding NDT. It is about wire rope inspection in general. If you are interested send me an E Mail. Regards.
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Hi Duygu! TCK uses weak residual magnetic field for inspection. I would recommend you to check its features carefully if you wish to use it. More info on rope NDT you will find here www.intron-plus.com.
Please i need some advices.
in my company we always have cutting of wire rope!!!!!
i need to calculate the service life of the wire rope and to monitor and inspect the wire regulary.
Please how can i do???
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