TA-8 Brief Description

4.6.1 Site Description
TA-8, also known as GT Site or Anchor Site West [Table 4-4 and Figure 4-6 (index map for TA-8)],
is a dynamic testing site that serves the entire Laboratory. Capability is maintained in all modern
nondestructive testing techniques for ensuring the quality of material in items ranging from test
weapons components to high-pressure dies and molds. The principal techniques used at this
site include radiographic techniques (x-ray machines with potential up to 1,000,000 V and a 24-
MeV betatron), radioisotope techniques, ultrasonic and penetrant testing, and electromagnetic
test methods.



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