10. Technique Development and Probe Design for Reactor Pressure Vessel Nozzle Inner Radius Inspection

  1. Mark V. Brook

Published Online: 2 JUL 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118104781.ch10

Ultrasonic Inspection Technology Development and Search Unit Design: Examples of Practical Applications

Ultrasonic Inspection Technology Development and Search Unit Design: Examples of Practical Applications

How to Cite

Brook, M. V. (2011) Technique Development and Probe Design for Reactor Pressure Vessel Nozzle Inner Radius Inspection, in Ultrasonic Inspection Technology Development and Search Unit Design: Examples of Practical Applications, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9781118104781.ch10

Author Information

  1. West Hartford, Connecticut, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 2 JUL 2012
  2. Published Print: 18 NOV 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470874349

Online ISBN: 9781118104781

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Keywords:

  • contact method;
  • immersion method;
  • reactor pressure vessel (RPV) nozzle;
  • single crystal angle beam probes;
  • ultrasonic inspection

Summary

Inspection of the inner radius zone of a reactor pressure vessel (RPV) nozzle for radial crack detection is one of the unique applications for ultrasonic inspection. The nozzle and the vessel are two cylinders perpendicular to each other. Single crystal angle beam probes are usually used for this inspection. This chapter presents the inspection from the outside nozzle Surfaces (contact method) and inspection from the inside nozzle Surface (immersion method).

Controlled Vocabulary Terms

probes; ultrasonic materials testing