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Nondestructive Testing Handbook, Fourth Edition: Volume 3, Radiographic Testing (RT)

Product Number 0144

The first update of the Radiographic Testing Handbook in over 15 years, this fourth edition offers revised and expanded content throughout, including over 150 new color images contributed by practitioners around the world. A chapter on neutron radiography has been added, as well as new technical information in the areas of digital imaging, data processing, and digital image reconstruction. All attenuation tables have been recalculated and other material has been updated with the most recent information in such areas as radiation sources, standards, and applications, including an extensive discussion of radiography for airport security. 768 pages.

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Additional Details

  • Item Number: 0144
  • Published: 2019
  • Pages: 768
  • Edition: Fourth
  • ISBN: 978-1-57117-432-1

Chapter 1. Introduction to Radiographic Testing

  • Part 1. Nondestructive Testing
  • Part 2. Management of Radiographic Testing
  • Part 3. History of Radiographic Testing
  • Part 4. Units of Measure for Radiographic Testing

Chapter 2. Radiation and Particle Physics

  • Part 1. Elementary Particles
  • Part 2. Properties of Radioactive Materials
  • Part 3. Electromagnetic Radiation

Chapter 3. Electronic Radiation Sources

  • Part 1. Physical Principles
  • Part 2. Basic Generator Construction
  • Part 3. Megavolt Radiography

Chapter 4. Isotope Radiation Sources for Gamma Radiography

  • Part 1. Selection of Radiographic Sources
  • Part 2. Source Handling Equipment

Chapter 5. Radiation Measurement

  • Part 1. Principles of Radiation Measurement
  • Part 2. Ionization Chambers and Proportional Counters
  • Part 3. Geiger-Müller Counters
  • Part 4. Scintillation Detectors
  • Part 5. Luminescent Dosimetry
  • Part 6. Neutron Detection
  • Part 7. Semiconductors
  • Part 8. Film Badges

Chapter 6. Radiation Safety

  • Part 1. Management of Radiation Safety
  • Part 2. Dose Definitions and Exposure Levels
  • Part 3. Radiation Protection Measurements
  • Part 4. Basic Exposure Control
  • Part 5. Shielding
  • Part 6. Neutron Radiographic Safety

Chapter 7. Principles of Film Radiography

  • Part 1. Film Exposure
  • Part 2. Absorption and Scattering
  • Part 3. Radiographic Screen
  • Part 4. Industrial X-Ray Films
  • Part 5. Radiographic Image Quality and Detail Visibility
  • Part 6. Film Handling and Storage
  • Part 7. Film Digitization

Chapter 8. Radiographic Interpretation

  • Part 1. Fundamentals of Radiographic Interpretation
  • Part 2. Viewing in Radiographic Testing
  • Part 3. Densitometers
  • Part 4. Radiographic Interpretation Reporting
  • Part 5. Radiographic Artifacts
  • Part 6. Discontinuity Indications

Chapter 9. Radiographic Film Development

  • Part 1. Radiographic Latent Image
  • Part 2. Chemistry of Film Radiography
  • Part 3. Darkroom
  • Part 4. Processing Technique
  • Part 5. Silver Recovery

Chapter 10. Radioscopy

  • Part 1. Fundamentals of Radioscopic Imaging
  • Part 2. Light Conversion
  • Part 3. Image Quality
  • Part 4. Imaging Systems
  • Part 5. Cameras
  • Part 6. Viewing and Recording
  • Part 7. System Considerations

Chapter 11. Digital Radiographic Imaging

  • Part 1. Overview of Digital Imaging
  • Part 2. Principles of Digital X-Ray Detectors
  • Part 3. Image Contrast and Signal Statistics
  • Part 4. X-Ray Detector Technology

Chapter 12. Computed Tomography

  • Part 1. Introduction to Computed Tomography
  • Part 2. Laminography
  • Part 3. Principles of Computed Tomography
  • Part 4. Resolution and Contrast
  • Part 5. Computed Tomographic Systems
  • Part 6. Applications of Computed Tomography
  • Part 7. Reference Standards for Computed Tomography

Chapter 13. Image Data Analysis

  • Part 1. Fundamental Properties of Digital Images and Processing Schemes
  • Part 2. Image Analysis Techniques and Radiographic Tests
  • Part 3. Automated Testing Techniques

Chapter 14. Backscatter Imaging

  • Part 1. Physical Principles
  • Part 2. Backscatter Imaging Techniques
  • Part 3. Reconstruction and Image Processing Techniques
  • Part 4. Applications of Backscatter Imaging

Chapter 15. Special Radiographic Techniques

  • Part 1. Microfocus Radiographic Testing
  • Part 2. Flash Radiography
  • Part 3. Reversed Geometry Radiography with Scanning Source
  • Part 4. Stereo Radiography
  • Part 5. X-Ray Diffraction and X-Ray Fluorescence

Chapter 16. Neutron Radiography

  • Part 1. Applications of Neutron Radiography
  • Part 2. Static Radiography with Thermal Neutrons
  • Part 3. Special Techniques of Neutron Radiography

Chapter 17. Radiographic Testing of Metal Castings

  • Part 1. Introduction to Radiographic Testing of Metal Castings
  • Part 2. General Radiographic Techniques for Metal Castings
  • Part 3. Radiographic Indications for Metal Castings
  • Part 4. Radiographic Testing and Process Scheduling
  • Part 5. Problems in Radiographic Testing of Metal Castings

Chapter 18. Radiographic Testing of Welds

  • Part 1. Introduction to Radiographic Testing of Welds
  • Part 2. Weld Design
  • Part 3. Discontinuities in Welds
  • Part 4. Technique Development
  • Part 5. Standards and Specifications for Radiographic Testing of Welds
  • Part 6. Radiography of Weld Discontinuities
  • Part 7. In-Process Radioscopy of Arc Welding
  • Part 8. False Indications in Radiographs of Aluminum Alloy Welds

Chapter 19. Radiographic Testing in Utility, Petroleum and Chemical Industries

  • Part 1. Overview
  • Part 2. Pipe and Tubing Applications
  • Part 3. Vessel and Component Applications
  • Part 4. Nuclear Fuel Applications
  • Part 5. Other Uses for Radiographic Testing

Chapter 20. Aerospace Applications of Radiographic Testing

  • Part 1. Film Radiography of Aviation Components
  • Part 2. Radiographic Testing of Space Flight Components
  • Part 3. Techniques for Advanced Materials

Chapter 21. Other Applications of Radiographic Testing

  • Part 1. Radiation Gaging of Density or Thickness
  • Part 2. Radioscopy of Electronics
  • Part 3. Radiographic Testing of Consumer Goods
  • Part 4. Radiographic Testing in Security Systems
  • Part 5. Infrastructure Applications of Radiographic Testing
  • Part 6. Radiographic Testing in Conservation of Historic Buildings and Museum Objects

Chapter 22. Attenuation Coefficients

  • Part 1. Introduction to Attenuation Coefficients
  • Part 2. Attenuation Coefficient Tables

Chapter 23. Radiographic Testing Glossary


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