ASTM E1444-05

    Historical Standard: ASTM E1444-05 Standard Practice for Magnetic Particle Testing

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    1. Scope

    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 Documents

    ANSI/ASNTCP-189 Standard for Qualification and Certification of NDT Personnel

    Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE)-AMS Documents

    AS5371 Reference Standards Notched Shims for Magnetic Particle Inspection

    Federal Standards

    FED-STD-595 Colors

    Military Standards

    A-A-59230 Fluid, Magnetic Particle Inspection, Suspension

    OSHA Document

    29CFR 1910.1200 Hazard Communication

    ANSI Document

    ANSI/NCSLZ540-1 General Requirement for Calibration Laboratories and Measuring Test Equipment

    ISO Document

    ISO10012-1 Quality Assurance Requirements for Measuring Equipment

    AIA Document

    NAS410 Certification and Qualification of Nondestructive Test Personnel

    ASTM Standards

    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 Code

    ICS Number Code 77.040.20 (Non-destructive testing of metals)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code


    DOI: 10.1520/E1444-05

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