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NDE Handbook - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780408043922, 9781483192345

NDE Handbook

1st Edition

Non-Destructive Examination Methods for Condition Monitoring

Editor: Knud G. Bøving
eBook ISBN: 9781483192345
Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
Published Date: 14th November 1989
Page Count: 428
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NDE Handbook: Non-Destructive Examination Methods for Condition Monitoring deals with monitoring of equipment, structures, and pipes in mechanical engineering, in the processing industry, in construction, and in electrotechnical fields. The book explains acoustic cross correlation involving leak detection in buried main water pipes or heating pipes by using special instruments to detect the flow noise generated at the point of fracture. The acoustic emission method, based on collection of vibrations or sound waves from the suspected material, can detect changes occurring in the material. Magnetic methods and eddy currents can measure the thickness of the coating on specific materials; dye penetrants can expose cracks or cleavages in surface materials; and emission spectroscopy can identify or sort the chemical composition of steel. The book also describes an endoscope used to visualize the interior of objects and the electrical resistance probe that can measure the loss of material based on changes in the electrical resistance. Other NDE methods that are used by investigators include stress pattern analysis by thermal emission, pulsed video thermography, Moire contour mapping, holographic interferometry, computerized tomography, and positron annihilation. The book will prove valuable for engineers, physicists, technicians, operators involved in material research, risk prevention, or accident control, and for general readers interested in materials quality and specifications.

Table of Contents



Cross Reference Table


1. Acoustic Cross Correlation

2. Acoustic Emission

3. Coating Thickness

4. Dye Penetrant Examination

5. Eddy Current Testing

6. Emission Spectroscopy

7. Endoscopy

8. ER Probe

9. Ferrography

10. Hardness Testing

11. Hydrogen Cell

12. Isotope Techniques

13. Laser Distance Measurements

14. Leak Testing

15. LPR Probe

16. Magnetic Plugs

17. Magnetic Particle Examination

18. Mechanical Calibration

19. NDE Method Combination

20. NDE Methods under Development

21. Noise Measurements

22. Optical Pattern Recognition

23. P Scan

24. Pinhole Detection

25. Pressure Testing

26. Radiography

27. Replica Technique

28. Spectrometric Oil Analysis Program (SOAP)

29. Strain Gauge Technology

30. Stroboscopy

31. Test Coupons

32. Thermography

33. Ultrasonic Leak Detection

34. Ultrasonics

35. Vibration Monitoring

36. Visual Inspection

37. X-ray Crawlers

38. X-ray Diffraction



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