Tag Archives: Nondestructive evaluation
Materials Reliability Program: Technical Basis for Surface Eddy Current Demonstration in Materials Susceptible to Stress Corrosion Cracking (MRP-423)
This document describes the technical basis for designing eddy current testing demonstration programs for nuclear plant materials susceptible to stress corrosion cracking. (An eddy current probe sends an electric charge through a coil to produce an electronic wave, which is bounced off a metal surface and recaptured. Changes in electromagnetic signals as the probe travels […]
Flash thermography—a nondestructive evaluation technique that can rapidly detect defects in components—is limited in its ability to quantify defect size, depth, and severity. In this project, researchers developed a code that enables users to analyze video from flash thermography to characterize defects. The code has the potential to reduce costs for inspection of power plant […]
This field guide for visual inspection of condenser components provides numerous photographs to help power plant personnel identify common failures.