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Inspection of Welded Joints of New Pressure Vessels Using the Acoustic Emission Method Capabilities

  • Victor P. GomeraEmail author
  • Anatoly D. Smirnov
  • Evgeny J. Nefedyev
  • Anastasiya V. Grigorieva
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Mechanical Engineering book series (LNME)

Abstract

An example of weld-joint testing of a new pressure vessel made of stainless steel is considered. The main methods of testing were the method of radiography and the method of acoustic emission. Dangerous defects in the refinery column were detected before running began as a result of the joint application of these methods. This example demonstrates the effectiveness of using such the properties of acoustic emission method, as the integral nature of testing, high sensitivity and the ability to record developing (the most hazardous) defects in the application to the diagnosis of the industrial pressure vessels state. Also, the results of metallographic examination of the specimen of column shell with detected defects are presented. The question of the sequence of application of different methods of non-destructive testing for optimization of the procedure for inspection of large-sized equipment is discussed.

Keywords

Acoustic emission Radiographic testing Pressure vessels Stainless steel Cracks in the welds Sequence of application of testing methods 

Notes

Acknowledgements

The authors thank Legostaev D.A. and Makarov A.V. from SPA “Lenkor” for the materials provided for use in this work and A. Vinogradov, professor at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim, for useful comments on the article.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Victor P. Gomera
    • 1
    Email author
  • Anatoly D. Smirnov
    • 1
  • Evgeny J. Nefedyev
    • 2
  • Anastasiya V. Grigorieva
    • 3
  1. 1.KINEF LtdKirishiRussia
  2. 2.Krylov Scientific CenterSt. PetersburgRussia
  3. 3.St. Petersburg State UniversitySt. PetersburgRussia

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