Automated Ultrasonic Testing for Pipeline Girth Welds
Waltham, February 2006 Olympus NDT, a global innovator in nondestructive testing instruments, is proud to announce the publication of NDT expert E. A. Ginzel s Automated Ultrasonic Testing for Pipeline Girth Welds. This 378-page book provides an overview of the principles of automated ultrasonic testing (AUT) of girth welds, and explains the many parameters that influence the results of these inspections. Ginzel discusses some of the more experimental aspects of the process including sizing and acceptance criteria, and examines basic AUT concepts as applied by the major players in the industry and considers future enhancements. A recent development in this area has been the introduction of AUT as a replacement for weld radiography (RT). In particular, the technique called zone discrimination permits rapid scanning, reliable defect detection, quick sizing, and nearly real time data interpretation all topics addressed in Ginzel s important new book. Ginzel explains that AUT offers significant benefits to pipeline inspection: the elimination of safety hazards, reduced licensing issues, limited chemical disposal requirements, and better defect detection capabilities. AUT also offers the ability to size defects in the vertical plane, which permits the use of Engineering Critical Assessment (Fitness-For-Purpose or Fracture Mechanics). Importantly, Ginzel notes that AUT achieves savings because inspection shortly after the welding process permits direct feedback to welders. As a result of these benefits, AUT is steadily replacing RT around the world, while improving weld quality and reducing rejection rates.
- Subtitle: a handbook
- Isbn-10 Digit: 0973593326
- Author-1: E.A. Ginzel
- Copyright/Publication Date: 2006
- Binding: Hardcover
- Page Count: 366