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This specification provides the recommended minimum requirements for industrial radiographic illuminators used for viewing industrial radiographic films using transmitted light sources. The function of the illuminator is to provide sufficient illumination and viewing capabilities for the purpose of identification and interpretation of radiographic images. The luminance of the transmitted light shall not be less than 30 candelas per square metre for film densities equal to or less than 2.5 optical density and not less than 10 candelas per square meter for film densities greater than 2.5 optical density. If the illuminator has a diffusing screen, the light shall be sufficiently divergent so that both eyes of the observer receive rays from all parts of the screen. The maximum illuminator luminance, and divergence and diffusion of light shall be tested to meet the requirements prescribed.
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1.1 The function of the illuminator is to provide sufficient illumination and viewing capabilities for the purpose of identification and interpretation of radiographic images. This specification provides the recommended minimum requirements for Industrial Radiographic Illuminators used for viewing industrial radiographic films using transmitted light sources.
1.2 The illuminator has to ensure the same safety for personnel, or users of any electric apparatus, as specified by electrical standards applicable in the country in which the illuminator is used.
1.3 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.
1.4 Values stated in SI units are to be regarded as the standard. The values given in parentheses are provided for information only.
2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.
E1316 Terminology for Nondestructive Examinations
ICS Number Code 19.100 (Non-destructive testing)
UNSPSC Code 41111813(Industrial radiograph viewing illuminator)
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ASTM E1390-12, Standard Specification for Illuminators Used for Viewing Industrial Radiographs, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2012, www.astm.orgBack to Top