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Title: Apparatus for the concurrent ultrasonic inspection of partially completed welds

Abstract

An apparatus for the concurrent nondestructive evaluation of partially completed welds is described and which is used in combination with an automated welder and which includes an ultrasonic signal generator mounted on the welder and which generates an ultrasonic signal which is directed toward one side of the partially completed welds; an ultrasonic signal receiver mounted on the automated welder for detecting ultrasonic signals which are transmitted by the ultrasonic signal generator and which are reflected or diffracted from one side of the partially completed weld or which passes through a given region of the partially completed weld; and an analysis assembly coupled with the ultrasonic signal receiver and which processes the ultrasonic signals received by the ultrasonic signal receiver to identify welding flaws in the partially completed weld.

Inventors:
 [1]
  1. Idaho Falls, ID
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Idaho National Lab. (INL), Idaho Falls, ID (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
873272
Patent Number(s):
6125705
Assignee:
Bechtel BWXT Idaho, LLC (Idaho Falls, ID)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
G - PHYSICS G01 - MEASURING G01N - INVESTIGATING OR ANALYSING MATERIALS BY DETERMINING THEIR CHEMICAL OR PHYSICAL PROPERTIES
B - PERFORMING OPERATIONS B23 - MACHINE TOOLS B23K - SOLDERING OR UNSOLDERING
DOE Contract Number:  
AC07-94ID13223
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
apparatus; concurrent; ultrasonic; inspection; partially; completed; welds; nondestructive; evaluation; described; combination; automated; welder; signal; generator; mounted; generates; directed; receiver; detecting; signals; transmitted; reflected; diffracted; weld; passes; region; analysis; assembly; coupled; processes; received; identify; welding; flaws; signal receiver; completed weld; nondestructive evaluation; ultrasonic signal; partially completed; ultrasonic inspection; ultrasonic signals; signal generator; sonic signals; signals received; automated welder; completed welds; sonic signal; analysis assembly; concurrent ultrasonic; /73/

Citation Formats

Johnson, John A. Apparatus for the concurrent ultrasonic inspection of partially completed welds. United States: N. p., 2000. Web.
Johnson, John A. Apparatus for the concurrent ultrasonic inspection of partially completed welds. United States.
Johnson, John A. Sat . "Apparatus for the concurrent ultrasonic inspection of partially completed welds". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/873272.
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abstractNote = {An apparatus for the concurrent nondestructive evaluation of partially completed welds is described and which is used in combination with an automated welder and which includes an ultrasonic signal generator mounted on the welder and which generates an ultrasonic signal which is directed toward one side of the partially completed welds; an ultrasonic signal receiver mounted on the automated welder for detecting ultrasonic signals which are transmitted by the ultrasonic signal generator and which are reflected or diffracted from one side of the partially completed weld or which passes through a given region of the partially completed weld; and an analysis assembly coupled with the ultrasonic signal receiver and which processes the ultrasonic signals received by the ultrasonic signal receiver to identify welding flaws in the partially completed weld.},
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