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Significance and Use
6.1 This practice is useful for quality control testing and field inspection of piping systems, pipelines, valves, and containers that are expected to retain liquids. It is not sensitive enough for leak testing when toxic or explosive gas is expected to be retained under pressure.
1.3 Basic procedures are described based on the type of inspection used. These procedures should be limited to finding leakage indications of 4.5 × 10−9 mol/s (1 × 10−4 Std cm3/s)2 or larger.
1.4 Units—The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as standard. The values given in parentheses are mathematical conversions to inch-pound units that are provided for information only and are not considered standard.
2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.
E543 Specification for Agencies Performing Nondestructive Testing
E1316 Terminology for Nondestructive Examinations
ASNT DocumentsANSI/ASNT CP-189 ASNT Standard for Qualification and Certification of Nondestructive Testing Personnel
ICS Number Code 19.100 (Non-destructive testing)
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ASTM E1003-13, Standard Practice for Hydrostatic Leak Testing, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2013, www.astm.orgBack to Top