Full colour printed textbook of Automated Ultrasonic Testing for Pipeline Girth Welds for NDT cover. : 3This. The use of ultrasonics to test pipeline girth welds during pipeline today, the use of automated ultrasonic testing (AUT) of girth welds is becoming increasingly. This page book provides an overview of the principles of automated ultrasonic testing (AUT) of girth welds, and explains the many parameters that influence.

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Nearly 90 defects were used; eight inspections from seven companies thus gave a reasonable statistical set of data. If a set is purchased, the complete set must be returned to receive refund. No trend was evident to suggest that either better or worse results were obtained with the phased arrays. Each of the contractors set up their equipment with transverse slots in the calibration coupons but these are made of plane pipe with no weld cap or root bead.

Automated Ultrasonic Testing for Pipeline Girth Welds

This degree of rigor was warranted since the RT results were to be used as the baseline to evaluate the reliability of the AUT results. Orders are processed as quickly as possible and shipped the next business day of flr receipt.

A section, Figure tesyingshows this form of cracking to be much like liquation cracking and is distributed throughout the weld so that its misclassification as porosity is understandable. Using the PipeWIZARD software, the operator inputs the minimum and maximum possible pipe thicknesses based on tolerances provided by manufacturer.

Data for every thickness are recorded and easily selected in the software after a single atuomated of the calibration block or weld. The start of a defective area was shown to be detected earlier by the AUT in many of the defects that were sectioned e. AUT enables the accurate sizing of indications, with demonstrated height sizing precision of about 1 mm.


A set tssting probes was therefore needed to cover the whole of the weld thickness, one set on each side. Menu More Contact Us. About half the AUT companies missed the external slot in the J-prep. Some of the defects were cut open to confirm their nature and size.

Furthermore challenges regarding the use of AUT on Austenitic welding having a corrosion-resistant alloy layer are presented. Some variations are uotrasonic in the performance of different automater and companies and an on-the-job testing of operator competence has been proposed as this is such a crucial element of the operation. Customers with shipping addresses outside of the US are responsible for all duties, import taxes, and brokerage fees.

Utilizing the wall thickness variation tool for welds in seamless pipes ensures that automateed are inspected with a high degree of precision. The plan of work Nine butt welds were fabricated in 48 inch mm diameter, X80 grade, pipes using two mechanised welding systems.

Since then there has been several technical developments so that, today, the use of automated ultrasonic testing AUT of girth welds is becoming increasingly accepted as a reliable and beneficial alternative to radiographic testing RT. foor

Automated Ultrasonic inspection of Girth Welds in Seamless Pipes with the Olympus PipeWIZARD

It was intended to simulate the inclusion of copper, both as copper pickup from the backing bar and also where the welding head copper tip might make contact with the joint. All customers must request a return authorization number from ASNT before attempting to return any items. Clustered porosity is frequently found, especially larger clusters. Most importantly, using the PipeWIZARD system requires only a single calibration block and limits the number of scans required to inspect a weld, saving time and money.


This is confirmed by these results. Due to their variable wall thickness, inspecting seamless pipes with AUT can be a tedious process. An improved method, using the special options of phased array data, has been demonstrated on calibration defects Ref. The AUT systems on trial have produced inspection results that compare well with radiography, with good detection except for isolated pores and inclusions.

Store Online Store Home. This does not appear to be done testjng and needs to be included in specifications. Since this technique requires a separate scan of the weld for each setup, it adds significant time and cost because the number of calibration blocks, scans, and data files to analyze are multiplied by a factor of three.

It was carried out by Advantica Technologies on behalf of Transco. The two features were included into a set of other, real areas of porosity and the list fed back to each AUT contractor.

From the weld, ultrasonic data is collected from which the defect sizes and positions can be determined by experienced operators using dedicated software algorithms.