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PROCEDURE No.

: VNSPL/LT/NPP/2014/001 Date :18-08-2014

VIBRANT NDT SERVICES PRIVATE LIMITED
PROCEDURE FOR
HELIUM LEAK TESTING OF
CONDENSER NEGATIVE PRESSURE
PARTS
PREPARED BY REVIEWED BY APPROVED BY
.SAT!IS!
ASNT " LEVEL II
S.RA#A
ASNT " LEVEL II
P.#AYAANDAN
ASNT " LEVEL II
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1. SCOPE
This procedure is applicable for Helium Leak Testing of Condenser
Negative Pressure Parts using detector probe method.
2. REFERENCE DOCUMENTS
ASM SC. ! Article "# appendi$ %!
3. EQUIPMENT
3.1. The e&uipment shall be capable of detecting the leaks b'
sni(er method.
3.2. The follo)ing e&uipment )ill be used for Helium Leak testing
ALCATEL ASM142.
4. QUALIFICATION OF PERSONNEL
The personnel carr'ing out of the Leak Testing e$amination and
evaluation under this procedure shall be &uali*ed as per ASNT LT Level
%%.
5. CALIBRATION LEAK STANDARD
The calibration leak standard shall be Permeation t'pe +
Calibration leak standard having kno)n leak rate of "., $ "#
+-
Std cc.sec
is used to calibrate the Helium Mass spectrometer Leak detector /MSL01
such that the MSL0 establishes the same Leak rate value of "., $ "#
+-

std cc.sec sho)n in calibration leak standard.
6. INSTRUMENT CALIBRATION
6.1 WARM UP
The instrument shall be turned on and allo)ed for a )arm up period of 2
minutes prior to calibrate )ith the calibrated leak standard.
6.2 CALIBRATION
The instrument shall be calibrated using the calibration leak standard
and the e&uipment has a sensitivit' of at least "$ "#
+3
Std cc.sec
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7.0 SYSTEM CALIBRATION
7.3.1. Sc!!"!# R$%
The probe shall be kept )ithin 2 mm of the test surface during
Testing.
&.0 TESTIN'
4." The Most Sensitive and Sophisticated Alcatel ASM ",5 Helium
leak detector
Connected to the S'stem6s7 Air 8emoval S'stem detects even
lo) traces of helium.
4.5 Helium is applied to the various components )ithin the vacuum
boundar' of a
turbine . condenser s'stem. %ncase of a leak7 the in9ected helium
enters the steam side of the condenser and is removed b' the
s'stem7 the same )ill be correspondingl' detected b' the leak
detector connected to the air removal s'stem.

4.2 This same procedure )ill be adapted to all the negative pressure
parts individuall'
:hile the unit is in service. All the leak' spots identi*ed )ill be
tagged for further repairing action at 'our
end.
4., Helium inspection being ;ualitative inspection7 onl' samples of
the o( gases from the e9ector is anal'<ed b' the mass
spectrometer. The entire o( gases can be monitored7 ho)ever the
cost and time involved in the inspection becomes high.Hence the
leak rate observed is categori<ed based on the e$perience of the
inspection ngineer.
4.= Leak indication are speci*ed in mbar.l.s.>ased on the leak rate the
leaks can be categori<ed as small7medium7large7ver' large and
severe.
4.? ach leak is recorded )ith location7 anal'<ed value7 and si<e.

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(. ACCEPTANCE NORMS
An' leak rate in e$cess of ".#$ "#
+=
Std cc.sec shall be marked and the
area shall be recti*ed and retested.
10. REPORT
The report shall include the follo)ing details@
". 0ate and $amination
5. 8eport Number
2. Aperator %0 and ;uali*cation
,. Calibration Standard and Serial Number
=. Mode of Aperation/Sni(er1
?. Signatures of ;uali*ed test.inspection personnel B all
parties )ho )itness the test
-. Photographs of leak Points
4. 8esult