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    Ultrasonic Testing as a Method of Determining Variables in Processing Zircaloy and Hafnium

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    Of the non-ferrous materials considered for use in the Pressurized Water Reactor (PWR), zirconium and hafnium exhibit outstanding corrosion-resistance to reactor environment. The high cost and scarcity of these materials make the yield in processing them a matter of utmost importance. Nondestructive testing is playing an important part in aiding in the control of the many variables encountered during the melting and fabricating of these materials.

    Author Information:

    Fink, Edwin W.
    Bettis Plant, Pittsburgh, Pa.

    Committee/Subcommittee: E07.06

    DOI: 10.1520/STP41991S