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VALVE TYPES & MANUFACTURING TECHNIQUES (xx) - B7G & B9A VALVE ASSEMBLY - THE "KNOCK TEST"

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VALVE TYPES & MANUFACTURING TECHNIQUES (xx) - B7G & B9A VALVE ASSEMBLY - THE "KNOCK TEST"

After ageing, the valves were ready for a series of intensive tests during which any valve which failed specification was rejected.  The first of these tests and the first hurdle at which the valve could be failed was known as the "Knock Test." To conduct a Knock Test, the valve was plugged into a test board and the appropriate voltages were applied to all electrodes. The valve was then sharply tapped several times with a rubber hammer and any hidden faults such as intermittent short circuits or loose connections were indicated by readings on a series of meters or the...

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