ASTM WK44467

    New Practice for Examination of Carbon Steel Welds Using Eddy Current Array

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    WK44467

    1. Scope

    This practice covers the use of eddy current array sensors for nondestructive examination of carbon steel welds. It includes the detection and sizing of surface-breaking cracks in such joints, accommodating for nonmagnetic and nonconductive coating. The practice covers a variety of cracking defects, such as fatigue cracks and other types of planar discontinuities, at various locations in the weld (heat-affected zone, toe area, and weld cap, for example). It covers the length and depth sizing of such surface-breaking discontinuities. This practice can be used for flush-ground and not flush-ground welds. For specific ferrous alloys or specific welded parts, the user may need a more specific procedure tailored to a specific application.


    Keywords

    Carbon steel weld; coating; crack; eddy current; eddy current array; electromagnetic examination; weld

    The title and scope are in draft form and are under development within this ASTM Committee.

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    Work Item Status

    Date Initiated:
    12-18-2013

    Technical Contact:
    Marc Grenier

    Status:
    Draft Under Development