Location

La Jolla, CA

Start Date

1-1-1989 12:00 AM

Description

Since the 1940’s, the accepted inspection method for structural welds in the U.S. Navy has been radiography (RT). This technique has been accepted as an inspection method for welds since the 1940’s. A major advantage of radiography compared to other inspection techniques is the availability of objective quality evidence, the radiograph, as a permanent record of the inspection. Radiography has gained precedence as the inspection method to prescribe for these welds because this permanent record is perceived to evince all discontinuities and facilitates auditing. This technique and the criteria used to accept or reject discontinuities have generally proved adequate although technical limitations and cost disadvantages have been encountered.

Volume

8B

Chapter

Chapter 9: Characterization of Materials

Section

Solid-State Bonds and Joints

Pages

2003-2010

DOI

10.1007/978-1-4613-0817-1_254

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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A Comparison of Ultrasonics and Radiography for Weld Inspection

La Jolla, CA

Since the 1940’s, the accepted inspection method for structural welds in the U.S. Navy has been radiography (RT). This technique has been accepted as an inspection method for welds since the 1940’s. A major advantage of radiography compared to other inspection techniques is the availability of objective quality evidence, the radiograph, as a permanent record of the inspection. Radiography has gained precedence as the inspection method to prescribe for these welds because this permanent record is perceived to evince all discontinuities and facilitates auditing. This technique and the criteria used to accept or reject discontinuities have generally proved adequate although technical limitations and cost disadvantages have been encountered.