Detection of magnetite piles on steam generator tubing with eddy current method

Tarja Jäppinen, Kari Lahdenperä

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    Abstract

    The magnetite deposits and deposit piles on the secondary circuit of the steam generator tubing are detected with eddy current method in in-service inspections. The volume of the detected deposit pile is not evaluated. In many cases the growing defects are located at the same area as the magnetite deposit piles. For this reason it is important to locate and to size the piles of magnetite on the steam generator tubing. In this study experiments were conducted by using eddy current method using bobbin probe techniques and small mock-up simulating the horizontal steam generator tubing. The goal of the experiment was to size the thickness of magnetite piles under and around the test tubes. The results of low frequency tests showed that the thickness of magnetite layer under the steam generator tube can be measured up to 11 mm. The results of the tests showed also that in more general case, where the tube is embedded into unsymmetrical pile, the pile thickness cannot be measured using ordinary single probe technique.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationBaltica IX. International Conference on Life Management and Maintenance for Power Plants - Abstracts
    EditorsPertti Auerkari, Juha Veivo
    Place of PublicationEspoo
    PublisherVTT Technical Research Centre of Finland
    Pages88
    ISBN (Print)978-951-38-8029-3, 978-951-38-8030-9
    Publication statusPublished - 2013
    MoE publication typeNot Eligible
    EventBALTICA IX - International Conference on Life Management and Maintenance for Power Plants - Helsinki-Stockholm, Finland
    Duration: 11 Jun 201313 Jun 2013

    Publication series

    SeriesVTT Technology
    Number107
    ISSN2242-1211

    Conference

    ConferenceBALTICA IX - International Conference on Life Management and Maintenance for Power Plants
    CountryFinland
    CityHelsinki-Stockholm
    Period11/06/1313/06/13

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    Jäppinen, T., & Lahdenperä, K. (2013). Detection of magnetite piles on steam generator tubing with eddy current method. In P. Auerkari, & J. Veivo (Eds.), Baltica IX. International Conference on Life Management and Maintenance for Power Plants - Abstracts (pp. 88). VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland. VTT Technology, No. 107 https://www.vtt.fi/inf/pdf/technology/2013/T107.pdf