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Title: Infrared non-destructive evaluation method and apparatus

Abstract

A method of nondestructive evaluation and related system. The method includes arranging a test piece (14) having an internal passage (18) and an external surface (15) and a thermal calibrator (12) within a field of view (42) of an infrared sensor (44); generating a flow (16) of fluid characterized by a fluid temperature; exposing the test piece internal passage (18) and the thermal calibrator (12) to fluid from the flow (16); capturing infrared emission information of the test piece external surface (15) and of the thermal calibrator (12) simultaneously using the infrared sensor (44), wherein the test piece infrared emission information includes emission intensity information, and wherein the thermal calibrator infrared emission information includes a reference emission intensity associated with the fluid temperature; and normalizing the test piece emission intensity information against the reference emission intensity.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Siemens Energy, Inc., Orlando, FL (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1160245
Patent Number(s):
8,866,084
Application Number:
13/604,668
Assignee:
Siemens Energy, Inc. (Orlando, FL)
DOE Contract Number:  
FC26-05NT42644
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2012 Sep 06
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
42 ENGINEERING

Citation Formats

Baleine, Erwan, Erwan, James F, Lee, Ching-Pang, and Stinelli, Stephanie. Infrared non-destructive evaluation method and apparatus. United States: N. p., 2014. Web.
Baleine, Erwan, Erwan, James F, Lee, Ching-Pang, & Stinelli, Stephanie. Infrared non-destructive evaluation method and apparatus. United States.
Baleine, Erwan, Erwan, James F, Lee, Ching-Pang, and Stinelli, Stephanie. Tue . "Infrared non-destructive evaluation method and apparatus". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1160245.
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