Pipe corrosion and deposit study using neutron- and gamma- radiation sources

Márton Balaskó, Erzsébet Sváb, Attila Kuba, Zoltán Kiss, Lajos Rodek, Antal Nagy

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The problems of corrosion and deposit are crucial issues in the pipelines of the chemical, nuclear and petrochemical industries. Radiography (neutron, gamma, X-ray) has long been used as a technique for pipe inspection and corrosion monitoring. The 10 MW Budapest research reactor site is a source of various energy neutron (thermal and epithermal) and gamma radiation. The detector system was a Peltier-cooled LLL CCD camera controlled by a PC with Image ProLite software and imaging plate equipment with a BAS 2500 scanner that used AIDA software. The objects inspected were corroded tubes and various kinds of test specimens with a large wall thickness (25 mm) inside and outside steps. In the evaluation part we used tomographic algorithms. A software simulation study was made as well. Fan-beam projections were computed of the given software phantoms and a new discrete tomography method was used to reconstruct the unknown objects from these projections.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)302-308
Number of pages7
JournalNuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment
Issue number1-3
Publication statusPublished - Apr 21 2005



  • Discrete tomography
  • Neutron and gamma radiography
  • Pipeline
  • Software simulation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Instrumentation

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