NDT.net October 2004, Vol. 9 No.10

NORDINKRAFT "Volga-16-002" put into industrial operation

The system "Volga-16-002" for automated ultrasonic testing of pipe weld and the area adjacent to the weld was put into industrial operation on September 23, 2004 at JSC "Chelyabinsk Tube-Rolling Plant". This equipment was installed in the longitudinal welded gas and oil pipe production line of workshop ?6; diameters range from 1020 to 1220 mm, wall thickness is 22 mm.
The third "Volga-16-002" system for quality testing of longitudinal welded gas and oil pipes of 508 to 820 mm in diameter and wall thickness of 6,3 to 22 mm is also in the putting into operation stage. This equipment performs ultrasonic inspection of longitudinal welds, the area adjacent to the weld and pipe ends.


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