Comparison of Non-Destructive Testing Images using $^{192}Ir$ and $^{75}Se$ with Computed Radiography System

Computed Radiography 시스템에 $^{192}Ir$$^{75}Se$ 동위원소를 적용하여 촬영한 비파괴검사 영상 비교

  • 강상묵 (한양대학교 원자력공학과) ;
  • 최창일 (한양대학교 원자력공학과) ;
  • 이승규 (한양대학교 원자력공학과) ;
  • 박상기 (한전 전력연구원) ;
  • 김용균 (한양대학교 원자력공학과)
  • Received : 2010.02.19
  • Accepted : 2010.03.12
  • Published : 2010.03.30


A computed Radiography (CR) system by use of reusable Image Plate (IP) offers a convenient and reliable way to replace a conventional film-screen system for NDT (non-destructive testing) field. The quality of a radiography to detect a defect of welded objects depends on the procedure embracing several factors such as measurement conditions, image plate type/class, radiation energy, radiation type, and source to image plate distance. Also, the ability of images to detect a flaw reduces with increasing object thickness. In the study, the properties of gamma ray source were summarized for NDT field and inspection images of CR image system manufactured by FUJI were acquired using $^{75}Se$ and $^{192}Ir$ with welded objects. We analyzed the gray scale of hole defect image by using XCAP image processing program and calculated the image contrast and SNR in definition. Also the sesitivities of image quality indicator(IQI) were calculated for hot and cooling tube image of $^{75}Se$ and $^{192}Ir$.


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