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Wicked Weld Testing: Using X-Ray Images To Verify Welds On The FPB 97

FPB 971 XRAY weld check 100

A standard part of every hull construction sequence is a series of X-Ray checks, the location of which is dictated by the owner’s surveyor. Circa have just completed this process on FPB 97-1 and we thought this QC check process might be of interest.

FPB 971 XRAY weld check 101

John Richards, Circa’s project manager, is checking the X photos in the preceding photo as well as reviewing the report.

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What a clean X-Ray looks like.

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Next, a recap of findings in spread sheet form.

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And finally, a sample of the report itself.


Posted by Steve Dashew  (July 8, 2013)




2 Responses to “Wicked Weld Testing: Using X-Ray Images To Verify Welds On The FPB 97”

  1. Ryan Says:
    I would be interested in seeing some x-rays of bad welds for comparison.

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    Steve Dashew Reply:

    Good point, Ryan. Will see what we can find.

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