Why is the Gap needed on Socket Welds

The socket weld is a pipe attachment detail in which a pipe is inserted into a recessed area of a valve, fitting, or flange. The joint construction is a good choice wherever the benefits of high leakage integrity and great structural strength are important design considerations. Advantages of Socket Weld Pipe Fittings The socket weld pipe fittings can be used in place of threaded fittings, so the risk of leakage is much smaller. Socket weld pipe need not be beveled for weld preparation. The weld metal can not penetrate into the bore of the pipe. Construction costs are lower than with butt-welded joints due … Continue reading Why is the Gap needed on Socket Welds

What is Backscatter on Radiograhpic (RT)

RT – Backscatter;  The backscatter is the radiation that reflects the obstacles or the background and falls onto the back of the film during radiation tests. (Radiographic Testing, RT). The Backscatter will reduce the contrast and sharpness of the RT film, which may not be visible. Discontinuity or defects that appear on the film. Therefore , too much backscatter is not acceptable for RT. RT – Backscatter Detection;  How to detect a backscatter or the reflected rays behind the film According to ASME Section V regulations, this can be done by placing the lead letter “B” on the back of the … Continue reading What is Backscatter on Radiograhpic (RT)