Management of vacuum leak-detection processes, standards, and calibration

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Vacuum leak detection requires integrated management action to ensure the successful production of apparatus having required leak tightness. Implementation of properly planned, scheduled, and engineering procedures and test arrangements are an absolute necessity to prevent unexpected, impractical, technically inadequate, or unnecessarily costly incidents in leak-testing operations. The use of standard procedures, leak standards appropriate to the task, and accurate calibration systems or devices is necessary to validate the integrity of any leak-test procedure. In this paper, the need for implementing these practices is discussed using case histories of typical examples of large complex vacuum systems. Aggressive management practices are of ... continued below

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Wilson, N.G. January 1, 1984.

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Vacuum leak detection requires integrated management action to ensure the successful production of apparatus having required leak tightness. Implementation of properly planned, scheduled, and engineering procedures and test arrangements are an absolute necessity to prevent unexpected, impractical, technically inadequate, or unnecessarily costly incidents in leak-testing operations. The use of standard procedures, leak standards appropriate to the task, and accurate calibration systems or devices is necessary to validate the integrity of any leak-test procedure. In this paper, the need for implementing these practices is discussed using case histories of typical examples of large complex vacuum systems. Aggressive management practices are of primary importance throughout a project's life cycle to ensure the lowest cost; this includes successful leak testing of components. It should be noted that the opinions and conclusions expressed in this paper are those of the author and are not those of the Los Alamos National Laboratory or the Department of Energy.

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  • 31. national vacuum symposium, Reno, NV, USA, 3 Dec 1984

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  • Other: DE85006705
  • Report No.: LA-UR-85-294
  • Report No.: CONF-841218-22
  • Grant Number: W-7405-ENG-36
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 5938004
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc1098625

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Wilson, N.G. Management of vacuum leak-detection processes, standards, and calibration, article, January 1, 1984; New Mexico. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc1098625/: accessed September 21, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.