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Acoustic emission monitoring of pressurized systems a symposium by Symposium on Acoustic Emission Monitoring of Pressurized Systems (1979 Fort Lauderdale, Fla.)

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Published by ASTM in Philadelphia, Pa .
Written in English


  • Acoustic emission -- Measurement -- Congresses.,
  • Pressure -- Measurement -- Congresses.,
  • Pressure vessels -- Safety measures -- Congresses.

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Includes bibliographical references and index.

Statementsponsored by ASTM Committee E07 on Nondestructive Testing, American Society for Testing and Materials, Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., 25-26 Jan., 1979 ; W. F. Hartman and J. W. McElroy, editors.
SeriesASTM special technical publication ; 697, ASTM special technical publication ;, 697.
ContributionsHartman, W. F., McElroy, J. W., American Society for Testing and Materials. Committee E-7 on Nondestructive Testing.
LC ClassificationsTA418.84 .S915 1979
The Physical Object
Pagination225 p. :
Number of Pages225
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL4428739M
LC Control Number79054721

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The first entitled, “Standard Test Method for Acoustic Emission Examination of Seam-Welded High Energy Piping”, provides guidelines for AE on-line monitoring of seam-welded high energy steam piping, of the type found in fossil power plants, for detection of flaws. On-Line Monitoring Systems. Physical Acoustics’ online monitoring products provide remote, Internet connected services for convenient Acoustic Emission monitoring. Customer focused, online monitoring provides daily summary reports and statistical data to observe the integrity and health of a structure. Acoustic emission examination of a structure requires application of a mechanical or thermal stimulus. In this case, the system operating conditions provide the stimulation. During operation of the pressurized system, AE from active discontinuities such as cracks or from other acoustic sources such as leakage of high-pressure, high-temperature fluids can be detected by an instrumentation. Acoustic emission testing is a structural health monitoring technique with a wide range of applications. Several structural components in various renewable energy systems, for example wind turbine blades made of fibre reinforced plastics, towers, foundation, tidal turbine blades, wave energy harvesting systems, pressure vessels in concentrated.