Presenter Information

Gene McGarry, Olympus America, Inc.

Location

La Jolla, CA

Start Date

1-1-1998 12:00 AM

Description

Past attempts at endoscopic measurement have borne many interesting theories yet yielded only limited degrees of success. Most importantly, however, were the users’ concerns for reliability and repeatability as compared to traditional methods of non-destructive test or, in the worst case, the undesirable resolve to topcase a turbine. The user’s decision to proceed with a major maintenance expenditure or perhaps remove a power plant from service has been, as a rule, based largely on subjective interpretations of what is viewed and measured through a borescope.

Book Title

Review of Progress in Quantitative Nondestructive Evaluation

Volume

17B

Chapter

Chapter 8: Systems, Reliability, Training

Section

New Systems

Pages

1951-1957

DOI

10.1007/978-1-4615-5339-7_253

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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Digital Measuring Borescope System

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Past attempts at endoscopic measurement have borne many interesting theories yet yielded only limited degrees of success. Most importantly, however, were the users’ concerns for reliability and repeatability as compared to traditional methods of non-destructive test or, in the worst case, the undesirable resolve to topcase a turbine. The user’s decision to proceed with a major maintenance expenditure or perhaps remove a power plant from service has been, as a rule, based largely on subjective interpretations of what is viewed and measured through a borescope.