skip to main content
OSTI.GOV title logo U.S. Department of Energy
Office of Scientific and Technical Information

Title: Grinding assembly, grinding apparatus, weld joint defect repair system, and methods

Abstract

A grinding assembly for grinding a weld joint of a workpiece includes a grinder apparatus, a grinder apparatus includes a grinding wheel configured to grind the weld joint, a member configured to receive the grinding wheel, the member being configured to be removably attached to the grinder apparatus, and a sensor assembly configured to detect a contact between the grinding wheel and the workpiece. The grinding assembly also includes a processing circuitry in communication with the grinder apparatus and configured to control operations of the grinder apparatus, the processing circuitry configured to receive weld defect information of the weld joint from an inspection assembly to create a contour grinding profile to grind the weld joint in a predetermined shape based on the received weld defect information, and a manipulator having an end configured to carry the grinder apparatus, the manipulator further configured to operate in multiple dimensions.

Inventors:
; ; ;
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Idaho National Lab. (INL), Idaho Falls, ID (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1175505
Patent Number(s):
6,949,005
Application Number:
10/896,411
Assignee:
Battelle Energy Alliance, LLC (Idaho Falls, ID)
DOE Contract Number:  
AC07-99ID13727
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
42 ENGINEERING

Citation Formats

Larsen, Eric D., Watkins, Arthur D., Bitsoi, Rodney J., and Pace, David P. Grinding assembly, grinding apparatus, weld joint defect repair system, and methods. United States: N. p., 2005. Web.
Larsen, Eric D., Watkins, Arthur D., Bitsoi, Rodney J., & Pace, David P. Grinding assembly, grinding apparatus, weld joint defect repair system, and methods. United States.
Larsen, Eric D., Watkins, Arthur D., Bitsoi, Rodney J., and Pace, David P. Tue . "Grinding assembly, grinding apparatus, weld joint defect repair system, and methods". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1175505.
@article{osti_1175505,
title = {Grinding assembly, grinding apparatus, weld joint defect repair system, and methods},
author = {Larsen, Eric D. and Watkins, Arthur D. and Bitsoi, Rodney J. and Pace, David P.},
abstractNote = {A grinding assembly for grinding a weld joint of a workpiece includes a grinder apparatus, a grinder apparatus includes a grinding wheel configured to grind the weld joint, a member configured to receive the grinding wheel, the member being configured to be removably attached to the grinder apparatus, and a sensor assembly configured to detect a contact between the grinding wheel and the workpiece. The grinding assembly also includes a processing circuitry in communication with the grinder apparatus and configured to control operations of the grinder apparatus, the processing circuitry configured to receive weld defect information of the weld joint from an inspection assembly to create a contour grinding profile to grind the weld joint in a predetermined shape based on the received weld defect information, and a manipulator having an end configured to carry the grinder apparatus, the manipulator further configured to operate in multiple dimensions.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {2005},
month = {9}
}

Patent:

Save / Share: