ASTM E1955 - 04(2009)

    Standard Radiographic Examination for Soundness of Welds in Steel by Comparison to Graded ASTM E 390 Reference Radiographs

    Active Standard ASTM E1955 | Developed by Subcommittee: E07.02

    Book of Standards Volume: 03.03


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    Significance and Use

    This standard can be used to establish acceptance criteria for weld soundness based on the procedures and reference radiographs of ASTM E 390. The grades specified in this standard, while applicable for general examination use for the materials and thicknesses indicated, may not be suitable for all applications.

    1. Scope

    1.1 This standard covers requirements for radiographic examination for soundness of welds in fabricated steel by comparison to selected severity levels of Reference Radiographs E 390, Vol II. The base material varies from greater than 0.25 to 3 in. (6.476 mm) inclusive in thickness. Volume II is applicable. This standard is not suitable for shipyard use.

    Note 1—This standard was adopted to replace Mil-Std. 1264-B entitled Radiographic Inspection For Soundness of Welds In Steel By Comparison To Graded ASTM E 390 Reference Radiographs, dated 18 January, 1989. This standard is intended to be used for the same applications as the document which it replaced. Users should carefully review its requirements when considering the standard's use for new and/or different applications.

    1.2 The values stated in inch-pound units are to be regarded as standard. The values given in parentheses are mathematical conversions to SI units that are provided for information only and are not considered standard.

    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.


    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

    E390 Reference Radiographs for Steel Fusion Welds

    E1316 Terminology for Nondestructive Examinations

    Military Standards

    NAS-410 Certification and Qualification of Nondestructive Test Personnel Available from Aerospace Industries Association of America, Inc. (AIA), 1000 Wilson Blvd., Suite 1700, Arlington, VA 22209-3928, http://www.aia-aerospace.org.

    ASNT Standards

    ANSI/ASNT-CP-189 Standard for Qualification and Certification of Nondestructive Testing Personnel

    American Welding Society Standards

    AWSD1.1 Structural Welding Code Steel Available from American Welding Society (AWS), 550 NW LeJeune Rd., Miami, FL 33126, http://www.aws.org.

    American Petroleum Institute Standards

    APISTD-1104 Standard for Welding Pipelines and Related Facilities Available from American Petroleum Institute (API), 1220 L. St., NW, Washington, DC 20005-4070, http://www.api.org.


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 25.160.40 (Welding joints and welds)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code


    Referencing This Standard

    DOI: 10.1520/E1955-04R09

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    Citation Format

    ASTM E1955-04(2009), Standard Radiographic Examination for Soundness of Welds in Steel by Comparison to Graded ASTM E 390 Reference Radiographs, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2009, www.astm.org

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