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Title: Application of acoustic emission monitoring to pressure tests of a steam receiver vessel with flawed nozzle welds.
Authors: Woodward, B
McDonald, NR
Hincksman, MJ
Issue Date: Jan-1976
Publisher: Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation
Abstract: As part of the first stage of an Australian Welding Research Association co-operative research project, acoustic emission monitoring has been applied to a steam receiver vessel withdrawn from service owing to severe weld cracking. This technique is used to check acceptance standards for defects in nozzle welds and to apply modern methods of assessing the integrity of pressurised plant. Acoustic emission monitoring has been used, together with strain gauge measurements and ultrasonic scanning, to detect the occurrence of any significant defect growth during cyclic pressurisation of the vessel. During this first stage, no significant defect growth has been produced by 1000 cycles of pressure up to 24.1 MPa (3500 psi), subsequent pressurisation up to 35.8 MPa (5200 psi), or 97 per cent of the expected yield stress of the vessel shell. The small amount of acoustic emission detected was consistent with this result.
URI: http://apo.ansto.gov.au/dspace/handle/10238/580
ISBN: 0642997225
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