Accession Number : AD0770389

Title :   Pipeline Weld Radiographic Inspection Equipment Set.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. FY63-FY71,

Corporate Author : ARMY MOBILITY EQUIPMENT RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER FORT BELVOIR VA

Personal Author(s) : Cevasco,Francis M. ; Guerrant,William S.

Report Date : JUL 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 210

Abstract : A pipeline weld radiographic inspection equipment set was developed primarily to provide the military with highly portable equipment for the rapid inspection of welds in petroleum pipelines at the construction site. The equipment consists essentially of a 2-1/2 ton, trailed-mounted laboratory or darkroom, capable of operation under extreme environmental conditions, for processing of 70-millimeter X-ray film strips, a manually portable, remote-controlled, gamma-ray projector containing 100 curies of Iridium 192 as the source; and all ancillary equipment such as stop watches, dosimeters, X-ray exposure calculator, warning signs, expendable supplies, and spare parts required for 15 days operation. The report covers the development program from the beginning of the first prototype through engineer design, engineering tests, service testing, check testing of modifications, and final type classification of the set in December 1970. (Modified author abstract)

Descriptors :   *Pipelines, *Nondestructive testing, *Radiography, Test equipment, Welds, Mobile

Subject Categories : Mfg & Industrial Eng & Control of Product Sys
      Pumps, Filters, Pipes, Tubing, Fittings & Vlvs
      Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE