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2014. . No. 3(65) - Sep 2014, pp. 14-19

The Conformity Evaluation of AE Testing Data with the Results of Tanks Bottoms Internal Inspection

V. P. Gomera, A. I. Potapov

The results of examination of the steel vertical oil storage tanks bottoms using an acoustic emission (AE) method are described in this article. These results are compared with the results obtained by traditional NDT methods. Good agreement between the results obtained by different methods was set. Some estimates based on a data analysis are proposed. These estimates may be useful for efficiency increasing of tank bottoms examination with the use of the AE method.
Keywords: acoustic emission, tanks bottoms, location cluster size
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