You need JavaScript to view this

Industrial Ultrasonic Inspection of Stainless-Steel Claddings for the EL4 Reactor; Controle Industriel par Ultrasons des Gaines en Acier Inoxydable du Reacteur EL4; Promyshlennyj kontrol' obolochechnykh trub iz nerzhaveyushchej stali reaktora dlya EL4 s pomoshch'yu ul'trazvukovogo metoda; Metodos Ultrasonicos para Control Industrial de las Vainas de Acero Inoxidable del Reactor EL4

Conference:

Abstract

Improved reactor performance requires the use of accurately fabricated and carefully inspected components. One inspection relates to the quality of the cladding tubes, whose mechanical reliability is essential for economic reactor operation. The choice and development of a method is a difficult matter and the authors explain the main factors involved. Once the choice has been made and the method has been developed in the laboratory, two new problems arise: Adaptation to meet industrial requirements; and The need to reconcile the quality standards attainable with the manufacturing process at any given stage and the somewhat arbitrarily defined specifications for the finished product. In practice, this involves a statistical study of batches of tubes from various sources and their classification in relation to more or less strict thresholds. The number of tubes which have to be inspected is much larger than originally expected. This has led to the design of an automatic inspection device geared both to the output rates involved and to the requirements of the type of inspection adopted; the latter are generally mechanical and impose particularly careful product fabrication. These various characteristics are now embodied in a device whose capacity can already easily meet the requirements of a  More>>
Authors:
Prot, A. C.; Foulquoer, H. E.; Peyrot, J. P. [1] 
  1. Centre d'Etudes Nucleaires de Saclay (France)
Publication Date:
Sep 15, 1965
Product Type:
Conference
Report Number:
IAEA-SM-63/6
Resource Relation:
Conference: Symposium on Non-Destructive Testing in Nuclear Technology, Bucharest (Romania), 17-21 May 1965; Other Information: 9 refs., 10 figs., 2 tabs.; Related Information: In: Non-Destructive Testing in Nuclear Technology Vol. I. Proceedings of a Symposium on Non-Destructive Testing in Nuclear Technology| 408 p.
Subject:
42 ENGINEERING; 22 GENERAL STUDIES OF NUCLEAR REACTORS; 11 NUCLEAR FUEL CYCLE AND FUEL MATERIALS; CLADDING; CLASSIFICATION; DESIGN; FABRICATION; INSPECTION; MANUFACTURING; NONDESTRUCTIVE TESTING; NUCLEAR FUELS; PERFORMANCE; SPECIFICATIONS; STAINLESS STEELS; TUBES
OSTI ID:
22122967
Research Organizations:
International Atomic Energy Agency, Vienna (Austria)
Country of Origin:
IAEA
Language:
French
Other Identifying Numbers:
Other: ISSN 0074-1884; TRN: XA13M2533078769
Submitting Site:
INIS
Size:
page(s) 303-320
Announcement Date:
Aug 30, 2013

Conference:

Citation Formats

Prot, A. C., Foulquoer, H. E., and Peyrot, J. P. Industrial Ultrasonic Inspection of Stainless-Steel Claddings for the EL4 Reactor; Controle Industriel par Ultrasons des Gaines en Acier Inoxydable du Reacteur EL4; Promyshlennyj kontrol' obolochechnykh trub iz nerzhaveyushchej stali reaktora dlya EL4 s pomoshch'yu ul'trazvukovogo metoda; Metodos Ultrasonicos para Control Industrial de las Vainas de Acero Inoxidable del Reactor EL4. IAEA: N. p., 1965. Web.
Prot, A. C., Foulquoer, H. E., & Peyrot, J. P. Industrial Ultrasonic Inspection of Stainless-Steel Claddings for the EL4 Reactor; Controle Industriel par Ultrasons des Gaines en Acier Inoxydable du Reacteur EL4; Promyshlennyj kontrol' obolochechnykh trub iz nerzhaveyushchej stali reaktora dlya EL4 s pomoshch'yu ul'trazvukovogo metoda; Metodos Ultrasonicos para Control Industrial de las Vainas de Acero Inoxidable del Reactor EL4. IAEA.
Prot, A. C., Foulquoer, H. E., and Peyrot, J. P. 1965. "Industrial Ultrasonic Inspection of Stainless-Steel Claddings for the EL4 Reactor; Controle Industriel par Ultrasons des Gaines en Acier Inoxydable du Reacteur EL4; Promyshlennyj kontrol' obolochechnykh trub iz nerzhaveyushchej stali reaktora dlya EL4 s pomoshch'yu ul'trazvukovogo metoda; Metodos Ultrasonicos para Control Industrial de las Vainas de Acero Inoxidable del Reactor EL4." IAEA.
@misc{etde_22122967,
title = {Industrial Ultrasonic Inspection of Stainless-Steel Claddings for the EL4 Reactor; Controle Industriel par Ultrasons des Gaines en Acier Inoxydable du Reacteur EL4; Promyshlennyj kontrol' obolochechnykh trub iz nerzhaveyushchej stali reaktora dlya EL4 s pomoshch'yu ul'trazvukovogo metoda; Metodos Ultrasonicos para Control Industrial de las Vainas de Acero Inoxidable del Reactor EL4}
author = {Prot, A. C., Foulquoer, H. E., and Peyrot, J. P.}
abstractNote = {Improved reactor performance requires the use of accurately fabricated and carefully inspected components. One inspection relates to the quality of the cladding tubes, whose mechanical reliability is essential for economic reactor operation. The choice and development of a method is a difficult matter and the authors explain the main factors involved. Once the choice has been made and the method has been developed in the laboratory, two new problems arise: Adaptation to meet industrial requirements; and The need to reconcile the quality standards attainable with the manufacturing process at any given stage and the somewhat arbitrarily defined specifications for the finished product. In practice, this involves a statistical study of batches of tubes from various sources and their classification in relation to more or less strict thresholds. The number of tubes which have to be inspected is much larger than originally expected. This has led to the design of an automatic inspection device geared both to the output rates involved and to the requirements of the type of inspection adopted; the latter are generally mechanical and impose particularly careful product fabrication. These various characteristics are now embodied in a device whose capacity can already easily meet the requirements of a fuel-element production line. The potentialities of the device are closely dependent on the characteristics of the inspection equipment used, especially the performances of the electronic part of ultrasonic inspection instruments and of the transducers. This study shows that standard equipment is not very suitable and that immediate thought should be given to special instruments for this type of inspection. (author) [French] L'accroissement des performances des reacteurs necessite l'utilisation de materiaux finement elabores et soigneusement controles. L'un des aspects de ce controle est celui de la qualite des tubes de gainage utilises, dont la tenue mecanique est un facteur essentiel de rentabilite du reacteur. Il s'avere que le choix de la methode a utiliser et a mettre au point est delicat; le memoire en donne les elements essentiels. Ce choix etant fait, apres mise au point en laboratoire, deux nouveaux problemes se posent: - la transposition dans le domaine industriel; - la necessite de tenir compte de la qualite permise, a un instant determine, par les procedes de fabrication, en relation avec les normes de reception definies de maniere plus ou moins arbitraire. Ceci se traduit en fait par la necessite d'une etude statistique sur des lots de tubes de diverses provenances, et leur classement par rapport a des seuils plus ou moins severes. On verra que le nombre de tubes a controler est tres superieur a celui prevu initialement. Cela conduit a l'etude d'une machine de controle automatique, capable de satisfaire a la fois les exigences de cadence et celles propres au type de controle choisi: ces dernieres sont generalement d'ordre mecanique et necessitent une construction particulierement soignee. L'ensemble de ces considerations a conduit a concevoir une machine dont la cadence peut des maintenant couvrir sans difficulte les besoins d'une chaihe de fabrication d'elements combustibles. Les possibilites de cette machine sont etroitement liees aux caracteristiques du materiel de controle choisi, en particulier aux performances de l'electronique des appareils de controle par ultrasons et a celles des traducteurs utilises. Il resulte d'ailleurs de cette etude que le materiel standard ne repond que tres imparfaitement au probleme et que l'on doit envisager des maintenant un appareillage particulier pour ce type de controle. (author) [Spanish] Las mayores exigencias a que se someten los reactores obligan a utilizar materiales elaborados y controlados con sumo cuidado. Un aspecto de tal control se refiere a la calidad de las vainas empleadas, cuyas propiedades mecanicas ejercen una influencia decisiva sobre la rentabilidad del reactor. La eleccion del metodo a utilizar representa un proceso delicado, cuyas consideraciones fundamentales se exponen en el presente trabajo. Una vez elegido el metodo y puesto a punto en el laboratorio, surgen dos nuevos problemas: Transposicion a escala industrial. Necesidad de tener siempre presente la calidad que puede alcanzarse en la industria, en relacion con normas de aceptacion definidas de manera mas o menos arbitraria. En la practica, ello obliga a realizar un estudio estadistico sobre partidas de tubos de diversos origenes y clasificarlos teniendo en cuenta umbrales de aceptacion de distintos grados de severidad. Como se ve en el trabajo, el numero de tubos a controlar es muy superior al previsto inicialmente. Este hecho indujo a estudiar una maquina de control automatico, capaz de satisfacer al mismo tiempo las exigencias de la cantidad y las propias del tipo de control seleccionado; estas ultimas son por lo general de orden mecanico y requieren una construccion especialmente esmerada. El conjunto de estas consideraciones llevo a concebir una maquina capaz de satisfacer sin dificultad las necesidades de una cadena de fabricacion'de elementos combustibles. Las posibilidades de esta maquina estan estrechamente ligadas a las caracteristicas del material descontrol escogido, sobre todo al rendimiento de los circuitos electronicos correspondientes a los aparatos de control por metodos ultrasonicos y al de los transductores utilizados. Se deduce del presente estudio, por otra parte, que el material corriente no responde al problema sino de manera muy imperfecta, y que se debe encarar desde ya el proyecto de un aparato especial para este tipo de control. (author) [Russian] Uluchshenie rabochih harakteristik reaktorov trebuet primenenija tshhatel'no razrabotannyh i strogo kontroliruemyh materialov. Odnim iz aspektov jetogo kontrolja javljaetsja kachestvo ispol'zuemyh pokrytij dlja trub, mehanicheskoe sostojanie kotoryh predstavljaet soboj sushhestvennyj faktor rentabel'nosti reaktorov. Podtverzhdaetsja, chto vybor metoda, kotoryj sleduet primenjat' i razrabatyvat', javljaetsja trudnym. Privodjatsja osnovnye momenty. Posle togo, kak v rezul'tate laboratornyh rabot sdelan vybor, voznikajut dve novye problemy: D) vnedrenie v promyshlennost' neobhodimost' ucheta dopustimogo kachestva v opredelennyj moment metodami izgotovlenija v svjazi s ustanovlennymi bolee ili menee proizvol'nym obrazom normami dlja priema. Jeto, v dejstvitel'nosti, obuslavlivaetsja neobhodimost'ju v statisticheskom issledovanii komplektov trub razlichnogo izgotovlenija i ih klassifikacii po otnosheniju k bolee ili menee strogim normam. Vidno, chto kolichestvo podlezhashhih kontrolju trub znachitel'no prevyshaet pervonachal'no namechennoe. Jeto vedet k izucheniju avtomaticheskogo kontrol'nogo mehanizma, sposobnogo udovletvorit' odnovremenno i trebovanijam tempa, i trebovanijam, vytekajushhim iz vybrannogo tipa kontrolja: poslednie obychno svodjatsja k mehanicheskomu kontrolju i nuzhdajutsja v osobenno tshhatel'no razrabotannoj konstrukcii. Sovokupnost' jetih soobrazhenij privela k razrabotke ustrojstva, temp raboty kotorogo uzhe sejchas mozhet bez truda pokryt' potrebnosti vsego cikla proizvodstva toplivnyh jelementov. Vozmozhnosti jetogo ustrojstva tesno svjazany s harakteristikami podobrannogo oborudovanija navedenija i kontrolja, v osobennosti so svojstvami jelektroniki priborov kontrolja po ul'trazvuku i so svojstvami ispol'zuemyh preobrazovatelej. K tomu zhe iz jetogo issledovanija javstvuet, chto standartnoe oborudovanie daleko ne sootvetstvuet probleme i chto uzhe sejchas sleduet predusmotret' osoboe ustrojstvo dlja dannogo tipa kontrolja. (author)}
place = {IAEA}
year = {1965}
month = {Sep}
}