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Inspection Report

for Ultrasonic Testing on Duplex Stainless Steel Piping Material Welding Procedure Qualification

Ultrasonic testing has been performed using angled compression wave technique and results are as follows:
Reference Block : Reference block from 10 x 21.3 WT , 8 x 18.3 WT, 6 x 14.3 WT Duplex Stainless Steel pipe Material Type : UNS S31803 Project : Skarv SPC - EPC & Associated Service Date of Inspection : 28.07.08 - 30.07.08 Location : Burntisland Fabrication Ltd UT Technique : Angled Compression Wave

1. Reference Block
10 Dia x 21.3 WT

Dia. 3mm Side drilled hole (SDH) at weld

Dia. 3mm Side drilled hole (SDH) at Heat Affected Zone (HAZ)

8 Dia x 18.3 WT

Dia. 3mm Side drilled hole (SDH) at weld

Dia. 3mm Side drilled hole (SDH) at Heat Affected Zone (HAZ)

6 Dia. x 14.3 WT

Dia. 3mm Side drilled hole (SDH) at weld

Dia. 3mm Side drilled hole (SDH) at Heat Affected Zone (HAZ)

Creep Wave Reference Block

2.Calibration Block

Specific for Angled compression wave

3.Angled Compression Wave and Creep Wave Transducer

TAC 45 4MHz Twin crystal 13x6

Creep Wave 4MHz Twin crystal 13x6

TAC 60 4MHz Twin crystal 13x6

TAC 70 4MHz Twin crystal 13x6

4. DAC Curve (Distance Amplitude Correction Curve)


DAC curve developed from 10 x 21.3 WT reference block using TAC 45 4MHz Twin crystal 13x6

10 x 21.3 WT Reference Block Transducer TAC 45 4MHz TAC 60 4MHz TAC 70 4MHz Based on back surface echo by SHEAR WAVE 23.1 24.2 24.8 Beam path Based on side drilled hole by COMPRESSION WAVE T T T 22.6 32.0 46.7 15.1 21.3 31.0 7.5 10.6 15.5 Expected First back wall echo from SHEAR WAVE 42.14 44.0 45.0
(Note -1)

First back echo from side drilled hole by COMPRESSION WAVE T T T 22.6 32.0 46.7
(Note -1)

15.1 21.3 31.0

7.5 10.6 15.5

Note -1: Both the echo from Shear and compression wave will be close together, but all other cases shear and compression wave will be separated in the time base scale in the CRT screen

DAC curve developed from 8x 18.3mmWT reference block using TAC 60 4MHz Twin crystal 13x6

DAC curve developed from 8x 18.3mmWT reference block using TAC 70 4MHz Twin crystal 13x6

Transducer TAC 45 4MHz TAC 60 4MHz TAC 70 4MHz

Based on back surface echo by SHEAR WAVE 19.9 20.8 21.3

8 x 18.3 WT Beam path Based on side drilled hole by COMPRESSION WAVE T T T 19.4 27.4 40.0 13.0 18.4 26.9 6.5 9.2 13.4

Reference Block Expected First back wall echo from SHEAR WAVE 36.3 37.95 38.8
(Note -1)

First back echo from side drilled hole by COMPRESSION WAVE T T T 19.4 27.4 40.0
(Note -1)

13.0 18.4 26.9

6.5 9.2 13.4

Note -1: Both the echo from Shear and compression wave will be close together, but all other cases shear and compression wave will be separated in the time base scale in the CRT screen

DAC curve was not able to optimize the echo response from side drill hole of 6x 14.3mmWT reference block due to the following reason, The available transducers shoes are shaped to suit diameter 8, so separate set of transducer need to be arrange for 6 diameter.

Existing transducers are shaped to suit diameter 8

Even we have tried with this transducer to develop DAC for 6x 14.3mmWT reference block, and we have got reasonable response, but still need to be optimize the echo response with suitable shoe shape to suit 6 diameter. 6 x 14.3 WT Reference Block Transducer TAC 45 4MHz TAC 60 4MHz TAC 70 4MHz Based on back surface echo by SHEAR WAVE 15.5 16.2 16.7 Beam path Based on side drilled hole by COMPRESSION WAVE T T T 15.1 21.4 31.3 10.2 14.4 21.1 5.1 7.2 10.5 Expected First back wall echo from SHEAR WAVE 28.3 29.6 30.5 (Note -1) First back echo from side drilled hole by COMPRESSION WAVE T T T 15.1 21.4 31.3
(Note -1)

10.2 14.4 21.1

5.1 7.2 10.5

Note -1: Both the echo from Shear and compression wave will be close together, but all other cases shear and compression wave will be separated in the time base scale in the CRT screen

5. Qualified NDT Operator


Mr. John Day Experienced person Qualification Mr. Alistair James Mctee Experienced person Qualification PCN level 2 RT, UT, PT, MT PCN level 3 RT, UT, PT, MT PCN level 2 RT, UT, PT, MT CSWIP Welding Inspection

Mr. Alexander Pattie

Experienced person Qualification PCN level 3 RT, MT PCN level 2 RT, UT, PT, MT Note: Not available to meet, expected NDT operator end of August for the meeting

Mr. Thomas Shields Experienced person Qualification PCN level 3 UT, MT PCN level 2 UT, MT PCN Radiographic Interpretation Note: Not available to meet, expected NDT operator end of August for the meeting

6. Status of Procedure Qualification (PQR) of 10 dia of 625 clad ASTM A350 LF2 to Duplex ( Procedure no. WPS 04)
Welding was completed on 29.07.08, and visually inspected and found satisfactory. BiFab planning to perform NDT ( RT & PT) on 30.07.08. Once NDT result s are satisfied, test coupon will be sent Bodycote for mechanical test. PQR was performed very professional way by BiFab.

Prepared By : R.Baskar,
ASNT NDT Level 3 RT,UT,PT,MT CSWIP 3.2 AWS - SCWI

Date

: 30.07.08