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1.1 This practice establishes minimum requirements for magnetic particle examination used for the detection of surface or slightly subsurface discontinuities in ferromagnetic material. Guide E 709 can be used in conjunction with this practice as a tutorial.
Note 1—This Practice replaces MIL-STD-1949.
1.2 The magnetic particle examination method is used to detect cracks, laps, seams, inclusions, and other discontinuities on or near the surface of ferromagnetic materials. Magnetic particle examination may be applied to raw material, billets, finished and semi-finished materials, welds, and in-service parts. Magnetic particle examination is not applicable to non-ferromagnetic metals and alloys such as austenitic stainless steels. See Appendix X6 for additional information.
1.3 All areas of this Practice may be open to agreement between the Cognizant Engineering Organization and the supplier, or specific direction from the Cognizant Engineering Organization.
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.
2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.
ASNT DocumentsANSI/ASNTCP-189 Standard for Qualification and Certification of NDT Personnel
Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE)-AMS DocumentsAS5371 Reference Standards Notched Shims for Magnetic Particle Inspection
Federal StandardsFED-STD-595 Colors
Military StandardsA-A-59230 Fluid, Magnetic Particle Inspection, Suspension
OSHA Document29CFR 1910.1200 Hazard Communication
ANSI DocumentANSI/NCSLZ540-1 General Requirement for Calibration Laboratories and Measuring Test Equipment
ISO DocumentISO10012-1 Quality Assurance Requirements for Measuring Equipment
AIA DocumentNAS410 Certification and Qualification of Nondestructive Test Personnel
A275/A275M Test Method for Magnetic Particle Examination of Steel Forgings
A456 Specification for Magnetic Particle Inspection of Large Crankshaft Forgings
D1966 Test Methods for Foots in Raw Linseed Oil
E543 Practice for Evaluating Agencies that Perform Nondestructive Testing
E709 Guide for Magnetic Particle Examination
E1316 Terminology for Nondestructive Examinations
ICS Number Code 77.040.20 (Non-destructive testing of metals)