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Nondestructive evaluation of steam traps
Author(s): Gary L. Orlove
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Paper Abstract

Many thermographers have touted infrared thermography as an effective maintenance tool for evaluating steam traps for years. However, several investigators have raised questions about thermal measurement's effectiveness in this application. This paper explores and compares infrared thermography and ultrasonic detection methods for steam trap testing and provides guidelines for a successful trap survey.

Paper Details

Date Published: 19 March 1999
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 3700, Thermosense XXI, (19 March 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.342296
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Gary L. Orlove, Academy of Infrared Thermography (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3700:
Thermosense XXI
Dennis H. LeMieux; John R. Snell, Editor(s)

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