Identification and Evaluation of Deepwater Port Hose Inspection Methods.
Final rept. Aug 76-Mar 78,
TRANSPORTATION SYSTEMS CENTER CAMBRIDGE MASS
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The work contained in this report consists of a review of deepwater port hose failures to date, and the causes leading to these failures, as well as an evaluation of current hose inspection techniques and procedures, and an examination of available non-destructive test procedures which are not currently used on deepwater port hoses but show potential in this application. Inspection methods which appear to show potential for immediate application are x-ray inspection for hose component placement, durometer testing for liner hardness, and pressure-volume testing for overall structural characteristics. Those methods judged to require more experimental investigation, both in the laboratory and the field, are ultrasonic inspection and acoustic emission inspection. Included in the report are the results of laboratory tests with acoustic emission, ultrasonic, and durometer techniques and recommendations for further work utilizing these techniques. Author
- Pumps, Filters, Pipes, Tubing, Fittings and Valves