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Austenitic cladding is often used to provide corrosion protection for important components which must be volumetrically inspected during manufacture. The main practical implications of testing austenitic clad components are: (i) the rough surface of fusion welded cladding which will have a detrimental effect on coupling the ultrasonic probe to the surface; (ii) the physical properties of the cladding will result in a variety of beam related problems. The handbook explains and applies acoustic theory to the testing procedures which can be understood by practitioners of ultrasonics and will lead to an improved standard of inspection for welded components.

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Authors: HUDGELL R J, JRC Ispra (IT)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 15786 EN (1994) 64 pp., FS, free of charge
Availability: Available from Joint Research Centre, Publication Department, I-21020 Ispra (Va.) (IT)
Record Number: 199410873 / Last updated on: 1995-03-21
Original language: en
Available languages: en
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