Recent developments in pulse reflectometry for tube inspection

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Abstract

Pulse Reflectometry is a noninvasive technique for probing the properties of cavities and materials. In recent years the acoustic version of pulse reflectometry has been applied successfully to inspection of condensers, boilers, preheaters and other heat exchangers,by sending acoustic pulses into the air enclosed within the tubes and analyzing the reflections created by defects on the internal diameter (ID). This method enables detection of defects such as blockages, holes and ID wall loss. Recent developments extending this technique further enable detection of a wider range of defect with higher accuracy. These developments will be presented here, along with tests demonstrating the performance of this technique.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationFENDT 2014 - Proceedings, 2014 IEEE Far East Forum on Nondestructive Evaluation/Testing
Subtitle of host publicationNew Technology and Application, Increasingly Perfect NDT/E
EditorsQinxue Pan, Chunguang Xu, Liu Yang
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages324-328
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9781479947317
DOIs
StatePublished - 16 Oct 2014
Externally publishedYes
Event2014 IEEE 11th Far East Forum on Nondestructive Evaluation/Testing: New Technology and Application, FENDT 2014 - Chengdu, China
Duration: 20 Jun 201423 Jun 2014

Publication series

NameFENDT 2014 - Proceedings, 2014 IEEE Far East Forum on Nondestructive Evaluation/Testing: New Technology and Application, Increasingly Perfect NDT/E

Conference

Conference2014 IEEE 11th Far East Forum on Nondestructive Evaluation/Testing: New Technology and Application, FENDT 2014
Country/TerritoryChina
CityChengdu
Period20/06/1423/06/14

Keywords

  • Acoustic Pulse Reflectometry
  • Non-invasive
  • Ultrasonic Pulse Reflectometry

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