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Overview of the Impact of Ultrasonic Examination Performance Demonstration on the ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code

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Owen Hedden

Fort Worth, TX 76109

Dave Cowfer

Aiken, SC 29803-6596

Jon Batey

The Dow Chemical Company, Freeport, TX 77541-3257

Jack Spanner, Larry Becker

EPRI NDE Center, Charlotte, NC 28262

J. Pressure Vessel Technol 124(3), 254-260 (Jul 26, 2002) (7 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1490932 History: Received April 26, 2002; Online July 26, 2002
Copyright © 2002 by ASME
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