Nondestructive Testing Handbook, Third Edition: Volume 1, Leak Testing (LT)

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Comprehensive discussion of industrial leak detection (LT), including new text of infrared thermographic leak testing, storage tank testing, counterflow design and nonfluoro-carbon tracer gases. 650 pages, 81 tables, 315 equations, 317 illustrations, 82 photographs.

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Additional Details

  • Item Number: 0141
  • Published: 1997
  • Pages: 650
  • ISBN: 1-57117-071-5

Chapter 1.  Introduction to Leak Testing

  • Part 1. Nondestructive Testing
  • Part 2. Management and Applications of Leak Testing
  • Part 3. History of Leak Testing
  • Part 4. Units of Measure for Nondestructive Testing

Chapter 2.  Tracer Gases in Leak Testing

  • Part 1. Introduction to Properties of Tracer Gases for Leak Testing
  • Part 2. Mechanisms of Gaseous Flow through Leaks
  • Part 3. Practical Measurement of Leakage Rates with Tracer Gases
  • Part 4. Mathematical Theory of Gas Flow through Leaks

Chapter 3.  Calibrated Reference Leaks

  • Part 1. Calibrated Reference Leaks
  • Part 2. Operation of Standard (Calibrated) Halogen Leaks
  • Part 3. Operation of Standard (Calibrated) Helium Leaks
  • Part 4. Calibration of Standard Reference Leaks

Chapter 4.  Safety Aspects of Leak Testing

  • Part 1. General Safety Procedures for Test Personnel
  • Part 2. Control of Hazards from Airborne Toxic Liquids, Vapors and Particles
  • Part 3. Flammable Liquids and Vapors
  • Part 4. Electrical and Lighting  Hazards
  • Part 5. Safety Precautions with Leak Testing Tracer Gases
  • Part 6. Safety Precautions with Compressed Gas Cylinders
  • Part 7. Safety Precautions in Pressure and Vacuum Leak Testing
  • Part 8. Preparation of Pressurized Systems for Safe Leak Testing
  • Part 9. Exposure to Toxic Substances

Chapter 5.  Pressure Change and Flow Rate Techniques for Determining Leakage Rates

  • Part 1. Introduction to Pressure Instrumentation, Measurements and Analysis
  • Part 2. Pressure Change Leakage Rate Tests in Pressurized Systems
  • Part 3. Pressure Change Tests for Measuring Leakage in Evacuated Systems
  • Part 4. Flow Rate Tests for Measuring Leakage Rates in Systems near Atmospheric Pressure

Chapter 6.  Leak Testing of Vacuum Systems

  • Part 1. The Nature of Vacuum
  • Part 2. Principles of Operation of Vacuum Systems and Components
  • Part 3. Materials for Vacuum Systems
  • Part 4. Vacuum System Maintenance and Troubleshooting
  • Part 5. Equipment and Techniques for Measuring Pressure in Vacuum Systems
  • Part 6. Techniques for Detection of Large Leaks in Operating Vacuum Systems
  • Part 7. Leak Testing of Vacuum Systems by Vacuum Gage Response Technique
  • Part 8. Leak Testing of Systems by Thermal Conductivity Techniques
  • Part 9. Leak Testing of Vacuum Systems by Ionization Gage or Pump Techniques

Chapter 7.  Bubble Testing

  • Part 1. Introduction to Bubble Emission Techniques of Leak Testing
  • Part 2. Theory of Bubble Testing by Liquid Immersion Technique
  • Part 3. Bubble Testing by Liquid Film Application Technique
  • Part 4. Bubble Testing by Vacuum Box Technique
  • Part 5. Procedures and Applications of Bubble Testing in Industry

Chapter 8.  Techniques and Applications of Helium Mass Spectrometry

  • Part 1. Principles of Mass Spectrometer Leak Testing with Helium Tracer Gas
  • Part 2. Tracer Probe Technique for Leak Testing of Evacuated Objects
  • Part 3. Hood Technique for Leak Testing of Evacuated Objects
  • Part 4. Accumulation Technique for Leak Testing of Evacuated Objects
  • Part 5. Detector Probe Technique for Leak Testing of Pressurized Objects
  • Part 6. Bell Jar Technique for Leak Testing of Pressurized Objects
  • Part 7. Accumulation Technique for Leak Testing of Pressurized Objects

Chapter 9.  Mass Spectrometer Instrumentation for Leak Testing

  • Part 1. Principles of Detection of Helium Gas by Mass Spectrometers
  • Part 2. Sensitivity and Resolution of Mass Spectrometer Helium Leak Detectors
  • Part 3. Operation and Maintenance of Mass Spectrometer Vacuum System

Chapter 10.  Leak Testing with Halogen Tracer Gases

  • Part 1. Introduction to Halogen  Tracer Gases and Leak Detectors
  • Part 2. Introduction to Techniques of Halogen Leak Testing
  • Part 3. Recommended Techniques for Pressure Leak Testing with Halogen Detector Probe
  • Part 4. Industrial Applications of Halogen Leak Detection
  • Part 5. Writing Specifications for Halogen Leak Testing

Chapter 11.  Acoustic Leak Testing

  • Part 1. Principles of Sonic and Ultrasonic Leak Testing
  • Part 2. Instrumentation for Ultrasound Leak Testing
  • Part 3. Ultrasound Leak Testing of Pressurized Industrial and Transportation Systems
  • Part 4. Ultrasound Leak Testing of Evacuated Systems
  • Part 5. Ultrasound Leak Testing of Engines, Valves, Hydraulic Systems, Machinery and Vehicles
  • Part 6. Electrical Inspection
  • Part 7. Ultrasound Leak Testing of Pressurized Telephone Cables
  • Part 8. Acoustic Emission Monitoring of Leakage from Vessels, Tanks and Pipelines

Chapter 12.  Infrared Thermographic  Leak Testing

  • Part 1. Advantages and Techniques of Infrared Thermographic Leak Testing
  • Part 2. Infrared Leak Testing Using Emission Pattern Techniques
  • Part 3. Leak Testing Using Infrared Absorption
  • Part 4. Infrared Thermographic Leak Testing Using Acoustic Excitation

Chapter 13.  Leak Testing of Petrochemical Storage Tanks

  • Part 1. Leak Testing of Underground Storage Tanks
  • Part 2. Leak Testing of Aboveground Storage Tanks
  • Part 3. Determining Leakage Rate in Petrochemical Structures

Chapter 14.  Leak Testing of Hermetic Seals

  • Part 1. Characteristics of Gasketed Mechanical Hermetic Seals
  • Part 2. Characteristics of Hermetically Sealed Packages
  • Part 3. Techniques for Gross Leak Testing of Hermetically Sealed Devices
  • Part 4. Fine Leak Testing of Hermetically Sealed Devices with Krypton-85 Gas
  • Part 5. Fine Leak Testing of Hermetically Sealed Devices with Helium Gas

Chapter 15.  Leak Testing Techniques for Special Applications

  • Part 1. Techniques with Visible Indications of Leak Locations
  • Part 2. Primary Containment Leakage Rate Testing in the United States Nuclear Power Industry
  • Part 3. Leak Testing of Geosynthetic Membranes
  • Part 4. Residual Gas Analysis

Chapter 16.  Leak Testing Glossary

Chapter 17.  Leak Testing Bibliography


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