A data acquisition and analysis system for nondestructive testing of wire rope.
Spokane, WA: U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Mines, RI 9487, 1993 Jan; :1-7
Current methods of inspecting wire rope for broken wires or excessive wear include visual inspection, physical measurements of rope diameter, and electromagnetic nondestructive testing (NDT). An off-the-shelf data acquisition and analysis system was tested in a U.S. Bureau of Mines laboratory using a continuous loop of wire rope containing fabricated flaws. The test rope was run through a commercially available NDT instrument. The output of the instrument, normally connected to a paper strip chart recorder, was digitized and analyzed with a personal computer. These initial tests were successful in showing that the use of a computer can improve current methods of NDT waveform collection and analysis.
Computer-applications; Mine-safety; Software; Wire-rope; Nondestructive-tests; Electromagnetic-fields
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Spokane, WA: U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Mines, RI 9487