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Significance and Use
5.1 The purpose of the alternating current field measurement method is to evaluate welds for surface breaking discontinuities such as fabrication and fatigue cracks. The examination results may then be used by qualified organizations to assess weld service life or other engineering characteristics (beyond the scope of this practice). This practice is not intended for the examination of welds for non-surface breaking discontinuities.
1.4 Units—The values stated in either inch-pound units or SI units are to be regarded separately as standard. The values stated in each system might not be exact equivalents; therefore, each system shall be used independently of the other. Combining values from the two systems may result in nonconformance with the 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 StandardANSI/ASNT-CP-189 Standard for Qualification and Certification of Nondestructive Testing Personnel
ICS Number Code 19.080 (Electrical and electronic testing); 25.160.01 (Welding, brazing and soldering in general)
ASTM E2261 / E2261M-12, Standard Practice for Examination of Welds Using the Alternating Current Field Measurement Technique, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2012, www.astm.orgBack to Top