This practice covers the procedures and requirements for testing the performance of UV-A lamps used in fluorescent penetrant and fluorescent magnetic particle testing. This practice includes test procedure to assess UV-A lamps emission characteristics when performance of these tests, by the producer, is specified. These tests are intended to be performed only by the manufacture to certify performance of specific lamp models (housing, filter, bulb/diode, power supply combination). This test protocol is not intended to be used by the end user.
Standard is needed to address signficant performance shortfalls in UV-A lamp technologies used for inspection of aerospace components for defects. The DoD, specifically the USAF will adopt this new standard.
Keywordsfluorescent penetrant inspection; fluorescent magnetic particle inspection; tranmittance; irradiance; spectroradiometer
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