This practice covers the use of eddy current array sensors for nondestructive examination of carbon steel welds. It describes the ability to detect and size surface-breaking cracks in such joints, accommodating nonmagnetic coating and weld crowns in the as is condition. The practice covers a variety of cracking defects, such as fatigue cracks and other types of planar discontinuities, at various locations in the weld (heat-affected zone, toe, and cap, for example). It includes the accurate length and depth sizing of such surface-breaking discontinuities.
KeywordsNondestructive testing, carbon steel weld, eddy current array, eddy current, cracking, surface-breaking
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