Master of Engineering
Department of Mechanical Engineering
Purdevski, Mile, Defect detection of automated gas metal arc pipe welding, Master of Engineering thesis, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Wollongong, 2000. http://ro.uow.edu.au/theses/2392
The distribution of population and the location of gas and oil reserves in Australia have led to the need for a network of land based pipelines. Pipeline Welding, being a highly repetitive process, lends itself to automation. Automation desired not only for improved costs but also to develop a welding process which would be less dependant on high level of skills and produce welds reproducible in the field.