1.1 This practice covers the acceptance criteria for the surface inspection of steel castings by visual examination. Four levels of acceptance standards are provided.
1.2 Acceptance levels utilize Steel Castings Research and Trade Association (SCRATA) graded reference comparators for the visual determination of surface texture, surface roughness, and surface discontinuities described as follows: Acceptance levels A--Surface Texture
E--Sand Expansion Discontinuities
G--Thermally Cut Surfaces
H--Mechanically Prepared Surfaces
1.3 Descriptions of terms related to casting discontinuities are in Section 2.
1.4 This 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.
steel castings; surface acceptance standards; visual; Castings; Classification (standards)--metals/alloys; Discontinuities--steel; Expansion; Chill testing; Fusion; Inclusions; Linear changes/linearity--metals/alloys; Microstructures; Nonmetallic inclusions; Porosity; Rating system; Reference photographs; Roughness; Shrinkage; Steel castings; Surface analysis--metals/alloys; Visual examination--steel; Welded steel castings--specifications;
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