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Practical Failure Analysis

, Volume 3, Issue 3, pp 73–77 | Cite as

Radiographic inspection in failure investigations

  • R. D. Bowman
  • B. A. Bennett
  • M. E. Stevenson
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Abstract

This article is an introduction to one of the most commonly used and infrequently discussed techniques applied to failure investigations—industrial radiography. Radiographic testing or inspection (RT) is a rapid, nondestructive evaluation process that can provide critical information in the early stages of a failure analysis. Its application is not limited to metallurgical investigations, but also complements electrical, fire causes and origins, and general mechanical investigations.

Keywords

failure analysis nondestructive testing radiography 

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For Further Reading

  1. 1.
    “Radiographic Testing,”Nondestructive Testing Handbook, 3rd ed., vol. 4, American Society for Non-Destructive Testing, 2002.Google Scholar
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    L. Cartz:Nondestructive Testing, ASM International, 1995.Google Scholar
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    “The Radiographic Process,”Radiography in Modern Industry, 4th ed., R.A. Quinn and C.C. Sigh, Ed., Eastman Kodak Company, 1980.Google Scholar
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    “Relation of Industrial and Medical Radiography,”Nondestructive Testing Handbook, 2nd ed., vol. 3, American Society for Non-Destructive Testing, 1985.Google Scholar
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    “Nondestructive Testing Technique Catalog,”Nondestructive Testing Handbook, 2nd ed., vol. 3, American Society for Non-Destructive Testing, 1985.Google Scholar

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© ASM International - The Materials Information Society 2003

Authors and Affiliations

  • R. D. Bowman
    • 1
  • B. A. Bennett
    • 1
  • M. E. Stevenson
    • 1
  1. 1.Metals & Materials Engineers, LLCSuwanee

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