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Title: System for evaluating weld quality using eddy currents

Electromagnetic and eddy current techniques for fast automated real-time and near real-time inspection and monitoring systems for high production rate joining processes. An eddy current system, array and method for the fast examination of welds to detect anomalies such as missed seam (MS) and lack of penetration (LOP) the system, array and methods capable of detecting and sizing surface and slightly subsurface flaws at various orientations in connection with at least the first and second weld pass.
Inventors:
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Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1413277
Assignee:
Edison Welding Institute, Inc. (Columbus, OH) INL
Patent Number(s):
9,839,979
Application Number:
14/978,747
Contract Number:
AC07-05ID14517
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2015 Dec 22
Research Org:
Idaho National Lab. (INL), Idaho Falls, ID (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
42 ENGINEERING