Presenter Information

J. M. Coffey, NDT Application Centre

Location

Santa Cruz, CA

Start Date

1-1-1984 12:00 AM

Description

In his invitation to me to present this Keynote Lecture, Dr. Don Thompson suggested that I focus on some experimental and theoretical developments supporting our intended ultrasonic examination of the Pressurized water Reactor. The Central Electricity Generating Board (CEGB) is proposing to introduce the PWR into Britain and an official Public Inquiry is currently being held into all aspects of this proposal. In the Inquiry quantitative NDE has an important function in the crucial area of establishing reactor pressure vessel integrity. Now I recognise that the interest of many conference participants is in the application of NDE to aircraft components. However, despite the differences in scale and geometry between aircraft and nuclear pressure vessels, I believe you will see strong similarites in our methods and approach. I trust, therefore, that my talk will illustrate by example some important general aspects of the application of quantitative NDE to inspection reliability, and so introduce a broad discussion of the Conference’s themes.

Book Title

Review of Progress in Quantitative Nondestructive Evaluation

Volume

3A

Chapter

Chapter 1: NDE Reliability

Pages

1-12

DOI

10.1007/978-1-4684-1194-2

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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Jan 1st, 12:00 AM

Reliability of Ultrasonic Inspection: Developments in Quantitative NDE in the United Kingdom

Santa Cruz, CA

In his invitation to me to present this Keynote Lecture, Dr. Don Thompson suggested that I focus on some experimental and theoretical developments supporting our intended ultrasonic examination of the Pressurized water Reactor. The Central Electricity Generating Board (CEGB) is proposing to introduce the PWR into Britain and an official Public Inquiry is currently being held into all aspects of this proposal. In the Inquiry quantitative NDE has an important function in the crucial area of establishing reactor pressure vessel integrity. Now I recognise that the interest of many conference participants is in the application of NDE to aircraft components. However, despite the differences in scale and geometry between aircraft and nuclear pressure vessels, I believe you will see strong similarites in our methods and approach. I trust, therefore, that my talk will illustrate by example some important general aspects of the application of quantitative NDE to inspection reliability, and so introduce a broad discussion of the Conference’s themes.