ASTM E1734 - 09

    Standard Practice for Radioscopic Examination of Castings

    Active Standard ASTM E1734 | Developed by Subcommittee: E07.01

    Book of Standards Volume: 03.03


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    ASTM E1734

    Significance and Use

    The requirements in this practice are intended to control the quality of the radioscopic images to produce satisfactory and consistent results. This practice is not intended for controlling the acceptability of the casting. The radioscopic method may be used for detecting volumetric discontinuities and density variations that are within the sensitivity range of this practice. The dynamic aspects of radioscopy are useful for maximizing defect response.

    1. Scope

    1.1 This practice covers a uniform procedure for radioscopic examination of castings.

    1.2 This practice applies only to radioscopic examination in which an image is finally presented on a display screen (monitor) for evaluation. Test part acceptance may be based on a static or dynamic image. The examination results may be recorded for later review. This practice does not apply to fully automated systems in which evaluation is performed automatically by a computer.

    1.3 Due to the many complex geometries and part configurations inherent with castings, it is necessary to recognize the potential limitations associated with obtaining complete radioscopic coverage. Consideration shall be given to areas where geometry or part configuration does not allow for complete radioscopic coverage.

    1.4 The values stated in inch-pound units are to be regarded as the standard. The SI units given in parentheses are for information only.

    1.5 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

    E94 Guide for Radiographic Examination

    E543 Specification for Agencies Performing Nondestructive Testing

    E747 Practice for Design, Manufacture and Material Grouping Classification of Wire Image Quality Indicators (IQI) Used for Radiology

    E1000 Guide for Radioscopy

    E1025 Practice for Design, Manufacture, and Material Grouping Classification of Hole-Type Image Quality Indicators (IQI) Used for Radiology

    E1255 Practice for Radioscopy

    E1316 Terminology for Nondestructive Examinations

    E1411 Practice for Qualification of Radioscopic Systems

    E1453 Guide for Storage of Magnetic Tape Media that Contains Analog or Digital Radioscopic Data

    E1475 Guide for Data Fields for Computerized Transfer of Digital Radiological Examination Data

    E1647 Practice for Determining Contrast Sensitivity in Radiology

    E1742 Practice for Radiographic Examination

    E2002 Practice for Determining Total Image Unsharpness in Radiology

    ASNT Standards

    ANSI/ASNTCP-189 Personnel Qualification and Certification in Nondestructive Testing

    Military Standard

    NAS-410 NAS Certification and Qualification of Nondestructive Personnel (Quality Assurance Committee) Available from Aerospace Industries Association of America, Inc. 1250 Eye Street N.W., Washington, DC 20005.


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 77.040.20 (Non-destructive testing of metals)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code


    DOI: 10.1520/E1734-09

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