ASTM A503/A503M-99

    Standard Specification for Ultrasonic Examination of Forged Crankshafts

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    1. Scope

    1.1 This is an acceptance specification for the ultrasonic inspection of forged steel crankshafts having main bearing journals or crankpins 4 in. [100 mm] or larger in diameter.

    1.2 This specification covers the testing equipment required and the test procedure to be followed, and it defines the critical and noncritical areas and limits of acceptance.

    1.3 This specification is intended to cover both continuous grain flow (CGF) crankshafts for medium and high speed diesel engines as well as solid (slab) forged crankshafts for other applications.

    1.4 The values stated in either inch-pound units or SI (metric) units are to be regarded separately as the standard. Within the text and tables, the SI units are shown in brackets. The values stated in each system shall be used independently of the other. Combining values from the two systems may result in nonconformance with the specification.

    1.5 Unless the order specifies the applicable "M" specification designation, the inch-pound units shall be used.

    1.6This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.


    2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.

    ASTM Standards

    A388/A388M Practice for Ultrasonic Examination of Steel Forgings

    E428 Practice for Fabrication and Control of Metal, Other than Aluminum, Reference Blocks Used in Ultrasonic Testing

    American National Standard

    ANSIB46.1, Surface Texture


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 21.120.10 (Shafts)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 26101749(Crankshaft)


    DOI: 10.1520/A0503_A0503M-99

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