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Within the framework of Action 4 of PISC III (the third phase of the programme for the Inspection of Steel Components), three capability studies on stainless steel welds have been conducted. The first capability study used a series of six wrought-to-wrought stainless steel assemblies that contained a number of flaws such as intergranular stress corrosion cracks (IGSCC), mechanical and thermal fatigue cracks and PISC type A flaws. The second capability study used three cast-to-cast austenitic steel assemblies that contained lack of fusion flaws, mechanical fatigue cracks and PISC A type flaws. The third capability study used two wrought-to-cast austenitic steel assemblies that combined lack of fusion flaws and PISC type A flaws. In total more than 25 teams from 10 different countries participated in the studies.

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Authors: LEMAITRE P, JRC Petten (NL);KOBLÉ T D, JRC Petten (NL);DOCTOR S R, Pacific Northwest Laboratory, Washington (US)
Bibliographic Reference: Paper presented: 13th International Conference on NDE in the Nuclear and Pressure Vessel Industries, Kyoto (JP), May 22-25, 1995
Availability: Available from (1) as Paper EN 39177 ORA
Record Number: 199511341 / Last updated on: 1995-10-31
Original language: en
Available languages: en