ASTM E999 - 10

    Standard Guide for Controlling the Quality of Industrial Radiographic Film Processing

    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. Scope

    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.

    1.4 If a nondestructive testing agency as described in Practice E543 is used to perform the examination, the testing agency shall meet the requirements of Practice E543.

    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.

    ASTM Standards

    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 Standards

    ISO18917 PhotographyDetermination of residual thiosulfate and other related chemicals in processed photographic materialsMethods using iodine amylase, methylene blue, and silver sulfide

    ANSI Standards

    IT2.26 PhotographyPhotographic Materials Determination of Safelight Conditions

    CEN Standards

    EN584-2 Nondestructive TestingIndustrial Radiographic Film. Part 2: Control of film processing by means of reference values


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 19.100 (Non-destructive testing)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code


    DOI: 10.1520/E0999-10

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