An Automatic Measurement for Pipeline Thickness Detection Using Ultrasonic Method

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The measurement of wall thickness of pipelines is an important procedure of pipeline corrosion inspection. This procedure can be done automatically in a computer by processing data acquired from ultrasound probe, forming C-scan image, and running thickness detection algorithms. This paper presents in detail the comparison of three ways of processing, which are FFT algorithm, twice FFT algorithm, and improved twice FFT algorithm. The final results show that improved twice FFT algorithm has the best precision compared with the other two algorithms. It has higher accuracy than FFT algorithm and less decision error than twice FFT algorithm. Using this method, defects of a pipeline can be identified and measured effectively using ultrasonic wave.

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Mohamed Othman

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1427-1436

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B. Dai and M. L. Ma, "An Automatic Measurement for Pipeline Thickness Detection Using Ultrasonic Method", Applied Mechanics and Materials, Vols. 229-231, pp. 1427-1436, 2012

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