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Abstracts and Available Papers Presented at the
2002 International RERTR Meeting

DETECTION OF DELAMINATION DEFECTS IN PLATE TYPE FUEL ELEMENTS APPLYING AN AUTOMATED C-SCAN ULTRASONIC SYSTEM

Ing. P. KATCHADJIAN, Ing. C. DESIMONE, Ing. C. ZIOBROWSKI, Sr. A. GARCIA.

katcha@cnea.gov.ar, desimon@cnea.gov.ar, ziobrows@cnea.gov.ar, aldarcia@cnea.gov.ar

Non Destructive Testing Department,
National Atomic Energy Commission of Argentina (CNEA)

ABSTRACT

For the inspection of plate type fuel elements to be used in Research Nuclear Reactors it was applied an immersion pulse-echo ultrasonic technique. For that reason an automated movement system was implemented according to the axes X, Y and Z that allows to automate the test and to show the results obtained in format of C-Scan, facilitating the immediate identification of possible defects and making repetitive the inspection.

In this work problems found during the laboratory tests and factors that difficult the inspection are commented. Also the results of C-Scans over UMo fuel elements with pattern defects are shown. Finally, the main characteristics of the transducer with the one the better results were obtained are detailed.


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