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Ring Joint flange - Ultrasonic testing of RJ groove face

Ring Joint flange - Ultrasonic testing of RJ groove face

Ring Joint flange - Ultrasonic testing of RJ groove face

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Is it possible to perform Ultrasonic testing of the RJ groove face? We have some flanges that have a defect in the groove that looks like delamination, as if it had been machined incorrectly, built back out with weld filler, and then remachined. I want to verify if this is the case with UT, but a 3rd party has said they cannot do this since it's not a flat surface.

Just looking for a 2nd opinion.

RE: Ring Joint flange - Ultrasonic testing of RJ groove face

Can you post a picture or sketch of the geometry?

RE: Ring Joint flange - Ultrasonic testing of RJ groove face

Dye pt or magnetic particles if the material is magnetic. Maybe Rx, ultrasonic due to configuration geometie of the part won´t be feasible imo.

luis

RE: Ring Joint flange - Ultrasonic testing of RJ groove face

Acid-etch ?

RE: Ring Joint flange - Ultrasonic testing of RJ groove face

Try it with Dye Penetrant testing or with Wet MPI (If Possible).

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