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Title: Process and apparatus for sensing defects on a smooth cylindrical surface in tubing

Abstract

The cylindrical interior surface of small diameter metal tubing is optically inspected to determine surface roughness by passing a slightly divergent light beam to illuminate the entire interior surface of the tubing. Impingement of the input light beam components on any rough spots on the interior surface generates forward and backward scattered radiation components. The forward scattered components can be measured by blocking direct and specular radiation components exiting the tubing while allowing the forward scattered radiation to travel past the blocking location. Collecting optics are employed to converge the forward scattered radiation onto a photodetector generating a signal indicative of surface roughness. In the back scattered mode, back scattered radiation exiting the tubing through the entrance opening is reflected 90/sup 0/ by a beam splitter towards collecting optics and a photodetector. Alternatively, back scattered radiation can be transmitted through a fiber optic bundle towards the collecting optics. The input light beam can be supplied through a white light fiber optic bundle mounted coaxial with the first bundle.

Inventors:
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Rockwell International Corp., Golden, CO (United States). Rocky Flats Plant
OSTI Identifier:
5582266
Application Number:
ON: DE86013681
Assignee:
Dept. of Energy
DOE Contract Number:  
AC04-76DP03533
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Other Information: Portions of this document are illegible in microfiche products
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
42 ENGINEERING; INSPECTION; EQUIPMENT; TUBES; SURFACES; CYLINDRICAL CONFIGURATION; DEFECTS; DESIGN; FIBER OPTICS; CONFIGURATION; 420200* - Engineering- Facilities, Equipment, & Techniques

Citation Formats

Dutton, G W. Process and apparatus for sensing defects on a smooth cylindrical surface in tubing. United States: N. p., 1985. Web.
Dutton, G W. Process and apparatus for sensing defects on a smooth cylindrical surface in tubing. United States.
Dutton, G W. Mon . "Process and apparatus for sensing defects on a smooth cylindrical surface in tubing". United States.
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abstractNote = {The cylindrical interior surface of small diameter metal tubing is optically inspected to determine surface roughness by passing a slightly divergent light beam to illuminate the entire interior surface of the tubing. Impingement of the input light beam components on any rough spots on the interior surface generates forward and backward scattered radiation components. The forward scattered components can be measured by blocking direct and specular radiation components exiting the tubing while allowing the forward scattered radiation to travel past the blocking location. Collecting optics are employed to converge the forward scattered radiation onto a photodetector generating a signal indicative of surface roughness. In the back scattered mode, back scattered radiation exiting the tubing through the entrance opening is reflected 90/sup 0/ by a beam splitter towards collecting optics and a photodetector. Alternatively, back scattered radiation can be transmitted through a fiber optic bundle towards the collecting optics. The input light beam can be supplied through a white light fiber optic bundle mounted coaxial with the first bundle.},
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