Research on ultrasonic inspection of cast austenitic stainless steel piping

Kazunobu Sakamoto, Takashi Furukawa, Ichiro Komura, Yoshinori Kamiyama, Tsuyoshi Mihara

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

2 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

Japan Nuclear Energy Safety Organization (JNES) has been carrying out the research program entitled "Nondestructive Inspection Technologies for the Cast Stainless Steel Piping" since 2009FY to comprehend the unique ultrasonic wave propagation in the Cast Austenitic Stainless Steel (CASS) and to confirm detection and sizing capability for cracks in the material by currently available ultrasonic testing techniques. The research is also intended to provide inspection staff with the fundamental information of ultrasonic wave propagation in CASS, for educational purpose. In this research program, specimens whose material, size, dimension and welding method are identical to the main coolant piping system in Japanese pressurized water reactors (PWRs) are examined. Results from the study on the capability for inspection of CASS and the unique wave propagation phenomena such as beam skewing are discussed in this paper.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationASME 2012 Pressure Vessels and Piping Conference, PVP 2012
Pages305-312
Number of pages8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012 Dec 1
Externally publishedYes
EventASME 2012 Pressure Vessels and Piping Conference, PVP 2012 - Toronto, ON, Canada
Duration: 2012 Jul 152012 Jul 19

Publication series

NameAmerican Society of Mechanical Engineers, Pressure Vessels and Piping Division (Publication) PVP
Volume1
ISSN (Print)0277-027X

Other

OtherASME 2012 Pressure Vessels and Piping Conference, PVP 2012
CountryCanada
CityToronto, ON
Period12/7/1512/7/19

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mechanical Engineering

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