Chapter 3

Examination and Leak Testing

Abstract

Chapter 3 addresses the examination of pressure boundary joints, the difference between examination and inspection, and the pressure and leak testing of mechanical systems.

Keywords

Allowable stress; Examination; Hydrotest and hydrostatic testing; Leak test; Non-destructive examination (NDE); Pneumatic testing; Pressure testing; Procedures; Surface examination; Temporary supports; Volumetric examination
Chapter 3 addresses the examination of pressure boundary joints, the difference between examination and inspection, and the pressure and leak testing of mechanical systems.

3.1. Examination

What is the purpose of examinations?

Examination is the name given in the ASME codes (such as ASME III NB/NC/ND-4000 ...

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