Shaft-Crack Detection

May 2003
Nuclear Plant Journal;May/Jun2003, Vol. 21 Issue 3, p7
Trade Publication
Reports on the announcement by the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) that use of torsional vibration detection and characterization technology to detect cracks in blades and shafts had been investigated. Objective of demonstrating the feasibility of using torsional vibration as a diagnostic method for shaft-crack detection and monitoring in nuclear plant rotating equipment.


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