Real-time 3-D SAFT-UT system evaluation and validation

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SAFT-UT technology is shown to provide significant enhancements to the inspection of materials used in US nuclear power plants. This report provides guidelines for the implementation of SAFT-UT technology and shows the results from its application. An overview of the development of SAFT-UT is provided so that the reader may become familiar with the technology. Then the basic fundamentals are presented with an extensive list of references. A comprehensive operating procedure, which is used in conjunction with the SAFT-UT field system developed by Pacific Northwest Laboratory (PNL), provides the recipe for both SAFT data acquisition and analysis. The specification for ... continued below

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Doctor, S.R.; Schuster, G.J.; Reid, L.D. & Hall, T.E. September 1, 1996.

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SAFT-UT technology is shown to provide significant enhancements to the inspection of materials used in US nuclear power plants. This report provides guidelines for the implementation of SAFT-UT technology and shows the results from its application. An overview of the development of SAFT-UT is provided so that the reader may become familiar with the technology. Then the basic fundamentals are presented with an extensive list of references. A comprehensive operating procedure, which is used in conjunction with the SAFT-UT field system developed by Pacific Northwest Laboratory (PNL), provides the recipe for both SAFT data acquisition and analysis. The specification for the hardware implementation is provided for the SAFT-UT system along with a description of the subsequent developments and improvements. One development of technical interest is the SAFT real time processor. Performance of the real-time processor is impressive and comparison is made of this dedicated parallel processor to a conventional computer and to the newer high-speed computer architectures designed for image processing. Descriptions of other improvements, including a robotic scanner, are provided. Laboratory parametric and application studies, performed by PNL and not previously reported, are discussed followed by a section on field application work in which SAFT was used during inservice inspections of operating reactors.

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INIS; OSTI as TI97001474

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  • Other: TI97001474
  • Report No.: NUREG/CR--6344
  • Report No.: PNNL--10571
  • Grant Number: AC06-76RL01830
  • DOI: 10.2172/414393 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 414393
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc682557

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Doctor, S.R.; Schuster, G.J.; Reid, L.D. & Hall, T.E. Real-time 3-D SAFT-UT system evaluation and validation, report, September 1, 1996; Washington D.C.. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc682557/: accessed November 20, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.