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Ultrasonic Testing in 25 Minutes

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William E. Blum

NDT Consulting Group, Hurst, TX

Thomas Grybäck

CSM Materialteknik AB, Linköping, Sweden

Paper No. IJPGC2003-40095, pp. 295-296; 2 pages
  • International Joint Power Generation Conference collocated with TurboExpo 2003
  • 2003 International Joint Power Generation Conference
  • Atlanta, Georgia, USA, June 16–19, 2003
  • Conference Sponsors: Power Division
  • ISBN: 0-7918-3692-4 | eISBN: 0-7918-3677-0
  • Copyright © 2003 by ASME


Nondestructive Testing (AKA NDT, NDI, NDE) is an integral part of any power generation program. Ultrasonic Testing (UT) is one NDT method used to determine the integrity of materials and components. Managers, engineers, quality control personnel and others often require a fundamental understanding of the nondestructive testing methods used in their operations. This paper introduces basic theory, advantages and disadvantages, typical equipment and applications of ultrasonic testing. It is designed to give the reader a basic understanding of ultrasonic testing.

Copyright © 2003 by ASME



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