Ndet in the Nuclear Industry

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NDET in the Nuclear Industry
An Overview
Jethro Moses - 10BME0077 Karthik Ramaswamy - 10BME0079 Samuel Victor - 10BME0213

V I T
  U n i v e r s i t y
 

Table
 of
 Contents
 

 
1.0
 INTRODUCTION
 ......................................................................................................................................  3
  1.1
 IN
 SERVICE
 INSPECTION
 ............................................................................................................................  3
  1.2
 NDET
 IN
 THE
 NUCLEAR
 INDUSTRY
 .............................................................................................................  4
  2.0
 IN
 SERVICE
 INSPECTION
 (ISI)
 OF
 COMPONENTS
 ...............................................................................  
  5 2.1
 INSPECTION
 OF
 AUSTENITIC
 STAINLESS
 STEEL
 COMPONENTS
  ............................................................................  5
  2.2
 INSPECTION
 OF
 TUBE
 COMPONENTS
 ...........................................................................................................  6
  2.3
 INSPECTION
 OF
 NUCLEAR
 FUEL
 REACTOR
 ELEMENTS
 ....................................................................................  11
  2.4
 INSPECTION
 OF
 REACTOR
 PRESSURE
 VESSELS
 AND
 BOILING
 WATER
 REACTORS
 ..................................................
 13
  2.5
 INSPECTION
 OF
 CONCRETE
 STRUCTURES
 IN
 NUCLEAR
 POWER
 PLANTS
 [11]
 .........................................................  15
  3.0
 DEFECT
 IMAGING
 AND
 CHARACTERIZATION
 .................................................................................  16
  4.0
 INNOVATIONS
 IN
 ULTRASONIC
 TESTING
 .......................................................................................  17
  5.0
 SOME
 OTHER
 METHODS
 ...............................................................................................................  18
  5.1
 INFRARED
 THERMOGRAPHY
 ....................................................................................................................  18
  5.2
 REMOTE
 FIELD
 BARKHAUSEN
 NOISE
 .........................................................................................................  19
  CONCLUSION
 ......................................................................................................................................  19
  REFERENCES
 .......................................................................................................................................  20
 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
  NDET
 in
 the
 Nuclear
 Industry
  2
 
 

1.0
 Introduction
 
Nuclear
  power
  generation
  has
  become
  more
  widespread
  in
  recent
  years,
  owing
  to
  increasing
  demand
 in
 power
 supply
 units
 all
 over
 the
 country.
 Currently,
 20
 reactors
 are
 operational
 with
  another
  7
  in
  the
  pipeline.
  These
  reactors
  are
  being
  set
  up
  at
  various
  locations
  across
  the
  country.
  As
  the
  need
  for
  safe
  operation
  is
  paramount,
  Non-­‐destructive
  testing
  plays
  a
  critical
  role
  in
  ensuring
  that
  hazards
  are
  minimized.
  The
  nuclear
  industry
  has
  a
  plethora
  of
  operational
  constraints
  with
  respect
  to
  functioning,
  maintenance,...
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