PISC II AND PISC III - FROM CAPABILITY ASSESSMENT OF NDT TECHNIQUES IN HEAVY STEEL SECTIONS TO VALIDATION ON REALISTIC CASES
October 1984 is an important date for the PISC II exercise which involved the cooperation of more than 50 NDT institutions of 15 countries of the OECD/CSNI. At this date the circulation of the 4 large test assemblies containing deliberate flaws will be complete and these assemblies will be returned to the Joint Research Centre of the CEC, ISPRA Establishment (who have been the operating agent of this programme) for destructive examination. Evaluation of results has been going on since the end of 1983 and some trends have begun to appear. The first results will be published in August 1985. Parametric studies designed to investigate such aspects as the role of defect characteristics, equipment, cladding and electromagnetic methods have been started and continue to be very much linked with the Round Robin Test characteristics. Such studies have already given some interesting results. The NDT laboratories of JRC Ispra are performing the evaluation of the PISC results, under the guidance of international groups of experts. This and other work has indicated the future needs for validation of such results and has led to the decision to make several actions to be conducted during the period 1985 to 1987 in new installed laboratories at Ispra. These new actions have been put by CEC and CSNI under the title of PISC III, and are briefly summarized in this paper.
Bibliographic Reference: INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON NON-DESTRUCTIVE TESTING IN THE FITNESS-FOR-PURPOSE ASSESSMENT OF WELDED CONSTRUCTIONS, LONDON (UK), NOV. 20-22, 1984 WRITE TO CEC LUXEMBOURG, DG XIII/A2, POB 1907 MENTIONING PAPER E 31788 ORA
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