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Title: Inspection apparatus for evaluating a partially completed weld

Abstract

An inspection apparatus for evaluating a partially completed weld is described and which is utilized in combination with an automated movable welder which moves across a supporting surface, and wherein the inspection apparatus includes a coupling member mounted on the welder; a frame member mounted on the coupling member; an ultrasonic sensor mounted on the frame member and disposed in ultrasonic sound transmitting relation relative to the partially completed weld; and a drive assembly for adjusting the position of the ultrasonic sensor relative to the partially completed weld.

Inventors:
 [1];  [1];  [1]
  1. Idaho Falls, ID
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Idaho National Lab. (INL), Idaho Falls, ID (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
873515
Patent Number(s):
6178819
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:
inspection; apparatus; evaluating; partially; completed; weld; described; utilized; combination; automated; movable; welder; moves; supporting; surface; coupling; mounted; frame; ultrasonic; sensor; disposed; sound; transmitting; relation; relative; drive; assembly; adjusting; position; completed weld; supporting surface; partially completed; inspection apparatus; sensor mounted; ultrasonic sound; drive assembly; ultrasonic sensor; transmitting relation; /73/

Citation Formats

Smartt, Herschel B, Larsen, Eric D, and Johnson, Jonn A. Inspection apparatus for evaluating a partially completed weld. United States: N. p., 2001. Web.
Smartt, Herschel B, Larsen, Eric D, & Johnson, Jonn A. Inspection apparatus for evaluating a partially completed weld. United States.
Smartt, Herschel B, Larsen, Eric D, and Johnson, Jonn A. Mon . "Inspection apparatus for evaluating a partially completed weld". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/873515.
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abstractNote = {An inspection apparatus for evaluating a partially completed weld is described and which is utilized in combination with an automated movable welder which moves across a supporting surface, and wherein the inspection apparatus includes a coupling member mounted on the welder; a frame member mounted on the coupling member; an ultrasonic sensor mounted on the frame member and disposed in ultrasonic sound transmitting relation relative to the partially completed weld; and a drive assembly for adjusting the position of the ultrasonic sensor relative to the partially completed weld.},
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year = {2001},
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