Ultrasonic Tester

Test fabricated uranium fuel elements for bonding.

What does an Ultrasonic Tester do?

Tests fabricated uranium fuel elements for bonding and element container for thickness in atomic fuel plant, using ultrasonic testing equipment: Pushes buttons and turns dials to activate test equipment. Places fuel element used as standard in test equipment tank, and calibrates ultrasonic sensor chart indicator, comparing chart from test run to standard chart pattern previously obtained. Places untested fuel elements in test tank and observes reading on ultrasonic chart to detect deviations from standard to determine acceptability of elements. Removes fuel elements from tank and places elements in designated cart. Records serial number of rejected fuel elements and type of defects causing rejection. Periodically places standard fuel element in tank and runs test to verify calibration of equipment.