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Apparatus for the concurrent inspection of partially completed welds

United States Patent

April 2, 2002
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An apparatus for the concurrent inspection of partially completed welds is described in which is utilized in combination with a moveable welder for forming a partially completed weld, and an ultrasonic generator mounted on a moveable welder in which is reciprocally moveable along a path of travel which is laterally disposed relative to the partially completed weld.
Smartt; Herschel B. (Idaho Falls, ID), Johnson; John A. (Idaho Falls, ID), Larsen; Eric D. (Idaho Falls, ID), Bitsoi; Rodney J. (Ririe, ID), Perrenoud; Ben C. (Rigby, ID), Miller; Karen S. (Idaho Falls, ID), Pace; David P. (Idaho Falls, ID)
Bechtel BWXT Idaho, LLC (Idaho Falls, ID)
09/ 583,632
May 31, 2000
CONTRACTUAL ORIGIN OF THE INVENTION This invention was made with United States Government support under Contract No. DE-AC07-94ID13223, now Contract No. DE-AC07-99ID13727 awarded by the United States Department of Energy. The United States Government has certain rights in the invention.