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Title: Tube cutter tool and method of use for coupon removal

Abstract

A tube cutter tool is insertable into a tube for cutting a coupon from a damaged site on the exterior of the tube. Prior to using the tool, the damaged site is first located from the interior of the tube using a multi-coil pancake eddy current test probe. The damaged site is then marked. A fiber optic probe is used to monitor the subsequent cutting procedure which is performed using a hole saw mounted on the tube cutter tool. Prior to completion of the cutting procedure, a drill in the center of the hole saw is drilled into the coupon to hold it in place. 4 figs.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
Research Org.:
KAPL Inc
OSTI Identifier:
504933
Patent Number(s):
5,626,445
Application Number:
PAN: 8-376,150
Assignee:
Dept. of Energy, Washington, DC (United States) PTO; SCA: 420500; PA: EDB-97:100173; SN: 97001815596
DOE Contract Number:  
AC12-76SN00052
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: 6 May 1997
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
42 ENGINEERING NOT INCLUDED IN OTHER CATEGORIES; TUBES; CUTTING TOOLS; DESTRUCTIVE TESTING; DESIGN; EDDY CURRENT TESTING; SAMPLE PREPARATION

Citation Formats

Nachbar, H.D., Etten, M.P. Jr., and Kurowski, P.A. Tube cutter tool and method of use for coupon removal. United States: N. p., 1997. Web.
Nachbar, H.D., Etten, M.P. Jr., & Kurowski, P.A. Tube cutter tool and method of use for coupon removal. United States.
Nachbar, H.D., Etten, M.P. Jr., and Kurowski, P.A. Tue . "Tube cutter tool and method of use for coupon removal". United States.
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author = {Nachbar, H.D. and Etten, M.P. Jr. and Kurowski, P.A.},
abstractNote = {A tube cutter tool is insertable into a tube for cutting a coupon from a damaged site on the exterior of the tube. Prior to using the tool, the damaged site is first located from the interior of the tube using a multi-coil pancake eddy current test probe. The damaged site is then marked. A fiber optic probe is used to monitor the subsequent cutting procedure which is performed using a hole saw mounted on the tube cutter tool. Prior to completion of the cutting procedure, a drill in the center of the hole saw is drilled into the coupon to hold it in place. 4 figs.},
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place = {United States},
year = {1997},
month = {5}
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