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Experience evaluating NDE methods and personnel for detection and characterization of damage to high-temperature piping
Author(s): Martin Prager; Dennis Sullivan; Laney H. Bisbee
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Paper Abstract

Conventional ultrasonic inspection techniques may not possess the required attributes to detect early stages of creep cracking, accurately size indications or differentiate between benign and detrimental defects. Typical types of damage are presented and the need for personnel and procedure qualification programs discussed. Training using service damaged reference materials has been found to be necessary.

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Date Published: 14 November 1996
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 2947, Nondestructive Evaluation of Utilities and Pipelines, (14 November 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.259183
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Martin Prager, The Materials Properties Council, Inc. (United States)
Dennis Sullivan, Florida Power and Light (United States)
Laney H. Bisbee, Structural Integrity Associates, Inc. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2947:
Nondestructive Evaluation of Utilities and Pipelines
Martin Prager; Richard M. Tilley, Editor(s)

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