Ultrasonic sizing of defects in the austenitic cladding of reactor pressure vessels

Pentti Kauppinen, Pauli Särkiniemi

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This paper reports the measurement procedure used for inspection of stainless steel cladding and sizing of flaws with inclined longitudinal transmitter-receiver probes. The special characteristics of these probes are discussed and a practical solution for calibration is presented. The results achieved in reactor pressure vessels inspections verify the applicability and accuracy of the technique described in this paper.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)141 - 147
Number of pages7
JournalInternational Journal of Pressure Vessels and Piping
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1993
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed


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