Active Standard ASTM E999 | Developed by Subcommittee: E07.01
Book of Standards Volume: 03.03
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Significance and Use
The provisions in this guide are intended to control the reliability or quality of the image development process only. The acceptability or quality of industrial radiographic films processed in this manner as well as the materials or products radiographed remain at the discretion of the user, or inspector, or both. It is further intended that this guide be used as an adjunct to and not a replacement for Guide E94.
1.1 This guide establishes guidelines that may be used for the control and maintenance of industrial radiographic film processing equipment and materials. Effective use of these guidelines aid in controlling the consistency and quality of industrial radiographic film processing.
1.2 Use of this guide is limited to the processing of films for industrial radiography. This guide includes procedures for wet-chemical processes and dry processing techniques.
1.3 The necessity of applying specific control procedures such as those described in this guide is dependent, to a certain extent, on the degree to which a facility adheres to good processing practices as a matter of routine procedure.
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, health, and environmental practices and determine the applicability of federal and local codes 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.
CEN StandardsEN584-2 Nondestructive TestingIndustrial Radiographic Film. Part 2: Control of film processing by means of reference values
E94 Guide for Radiographic Examination
E543 Specification for Agencies Performing Nondestructive Testing
E1079 Practice for Calibration of Transmission Densitometers
E1254 Guide for Storage of Radiographs and Unexposed Industrial Radiographic Films
E1316 Terminology for Nondestructive Examinations
ISO StandardsISO18917 PhotographyDetermination of residual thiosulfate and other related chemicals in processed photographic materialsMethods using iodine amylase, methylene blue, and silver sulfide
ANSI StandardsIT2.26 PhotographyPhotographic Materials Determination of Safelight Conditions
ICS Number Code 19.100 (Non-destructive testing)