DEVELOPMENT OF REFERENCE RADIOGRAPHS FOR ALUMINUM WELDS

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Army
Amount:
$250,000.00
Award Year:
1989
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
5968
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Industrial Quality Inc.
Po Box 2397, Gaithersburg, MD, 20879
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
Daniel Polansky
(301) 948-0332
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
A STANDARDS DOCUMENT OF REFERENCE RADIOGRAPHS OF ALUMINUM WELDS IS NEEDED TO MINIMIZE INTERPRETATION PROBLEMS RELATED TO THE ACCEPTANCE OF ALUMINUM WELDS IN MILITARY AND CIVILIAN STRUCTURES. THE REFERENCE RADIOGRAPHS WILL ALLOW THE PRODUCER AND THE BUYER TO AGREE ON A GIVEN GRADED REFERENCE RADIOGRAPH AS AN ACCEPTANCE QUALITY LEVEL AND WILL ALSO AID THIRD PARTY OBSERVERS TO AUDIT AND EVALUATE THE WELD QUALITY LEVEL PRODUCED. THE PROGRAM OBJECTIVE IS TO DEVELOP A SET OF REFERENCE RADIOGRAPHS FOR ALUMINUM WELDS. TO ACCOMPLISH THIS, A DATA BANK OF ALUMINUM WELD RADIOGRAPHS WILL BE COLLECTED FROM INDUSTRIAL AND GOVERNMENT INSPECTION FACILITIES. THE DATA BANK MAY CONSIST OF TRANSPARENCIES, PRINTS OR DIAGRAMS, OR COMBINATIONS OF THESE. THE DATA BANK WILL BE ORGANIZED IN TERMS OF ALUMINUM ALLOY, WELD THICKNESS, RADIOGRAPHIC TECHNIQUE, DEFECT TYPE AND DEFECT SERVERITY LEVEL. ONCE THE DATA BANK IS ORGANIZED IN THIS WAY, A DETERMINATION CAN BE MADE AS TO THE BEST WAY TO PROCEED. THE DATA BANK MAY BE SUFFICIENTLY COMPLETE SO THAT WE MAY BEGIN DISCUSSIONS WITH STANDARDS ORGANIZATIONS. IF THE DATA BANK IS INCOMPLETE, WE WILL PUT FORWARD A PLAN TO COMPLETE IT AND PREPARE THE WAY FOR A CONSENSUS STANDARD.

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