Apparatus and method for testing weld integrity

  • US 20050204826A1
  • Filed: 01/31/2005
  • Published: 09/22/2005
  • Est. Priority Date: 02/12/2003
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. An apparatus for testing the weld strength and integrity of at least one weld when desired comprising:

  • a framework including at least two pieces;

    at least one fluid containing cylinder, mounted with the framework, for moving a piston therein inwardly and outwardly as fluid is moved out of or into the cylinder, respectively; and

    an attachment structure for attaching to a pad eye or any device to be tested;

    whereby moving fluid into the cylinder causes the piston to move outwardly to tension the pad eye, thereby testing the integrity of the weld.

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