ASTM E2375-04

    Standard Practice for Ultrasonic Examination of Wrought Products

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    1. Scope

    1.1 PurposeThis practice establishes the minimum requirements for ultrasonic examination of wrought products.

    Note 1

    This standard was adopted to replace MIL-STD-2154, 30 Sept. 1982. This standard is intended to be used for the same applications as the document which it replaced. Users should carefully review its requirements when considering its use for new, or different applications, or both.

    1.2 ApplicationThis practice is applicable for examination of materials such as, wrought metals and wrought metal products.

    1.2.1 Wrought Aluminum Alloy Products Examination shall be in accordance with Practice B 594.

    1.3 Acceptance ClassWhen examination is performed in accordance with this practice, engineering drawings, specifications, or other applicable documents shall indicate the acceptance criteria. Five ultrasonic acceptance classes are defined in . One or more of these classes may be used to establish the acceptance criteria or additional or alternate criteria may be specified.

    1.4 Order of PrecedenceContractual requirements and authorized direction from the cognizant engineering organization may add to or modify the requirements of this practice. Otherwise, in the event of conflict between the text of this practice and the references cited herein, the text of this practice takes precedence. Nothing in this practice, however, supersedes applicable laws and regulations unless a specific exemption has been obtained.

    1.5 Measurement ValuesThe values stated in inch-pounds are to be regarded as standard. The metric equivalents are in brackets.

    1.6 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.

    ASTM Standards

    B107/B107M Specification for Magnesium-Alloy Extruded Bars, Rods, Profiles, Tubes, and Wire

    B221 Specification for Aluminum and Aluminum-Alloy Extruded Bars, Rods, Wire, Profiles, and Tubes

    B241/B241M Specification for Aluminum and Aluminum-Alloy Seamless Pipe and Seamless Extruded Tube

    B594 Practice for Ultrasonic Inspection of Aluminum-Alloy Wrought Products

    E127 Practice for Fabricating and Checking Aluminum Alloy Ultrasonic Standard Reference Blocks

    E164 Practice for Contact Ultrasonic Testing of Weldments

    E213 Practice for Ultrasonic Testing of Metal Pipe and Tubing

    E317 Practice for Evaluating Performance Characteristics of Ultrasonic Pulse-Echo Testing Instruments and Systems without the Use of Electronic Measurement Instruments

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

    E543 Specification for Agencies Performing Nondestructive Testing

    E1065 Guide for Evaluating Characteristics of Ultrasonic Search Units

    E1158 Guide for Material Selection and Fabrication of Reference Blocks for the Pulsed Longitudinal Wave Ultrasonic Testing of Metal and Metal Alloy Production Material

    E1316 Terminology for Nondestructive Examinations

    American Society for Nondestructive Testing (ASNT) Standards

    ANSI/ASNT-CP-189 ASNT Standard for Qualification and Certification of Nondestructive Testing Personnel

    Society for Automotive Engineers (SAE) Standards

    AMS4928 Titanium Alloy, Bars, Wire, Forgings, and Rings 6Al-4V Annealed Available from Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE), 400 Commonwealth Dr., Warrendale, PA 15096-0001.

    AMS6409 Steel, Bars, Forgings, and Tubing, 0.80 Cr, 1.8 Ni, 0.25 Mo, (0.38 - 0.45 C), (SAE 4340) Special Aircraft Steel Cleanliness, Normalized and Tempered

    AMS6415 Steel, Bars, Forgings, and Tubing, 0.80 Cr, 1.8 Ni, 0.25 Mo (0.38 - 0.43 C) (SAE 4340)

    AMS6484 Steel, Bars, Forgings, and Tubing, 080 Cr, 1.8 Ni, 0.25 Mo (0.38 - 0.43 C) (SAE 4340) Normalized and Tempered

    Aerospace Industries Association Standard

    NAS410 Certification and Qualification of Nondestructive Test Personnel Aerospace Industries Association of America, Inc., 1250 Eye Street NW, Washington, DC 20005.


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 71.040.99 (Other standards related to analytical chemistry)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code


    DOI: 10.1520/E2375-04

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