ASTM WK28987

    New Guide for Eddy Current Detection of Surface Cracks

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    Developed by Subcommittee: E07.07 | Committee E07 | Contact Staff Manager


    1. Scope

    1.1 This guide is a user guide, which is intended to serve as a tutorial for the requirements for performing eddy current inspection for the detection and evaluation of surface and hole flaws in metallic parts using surface coils. 1.2 Units--The values stated in inch-pound units are to be regarded as the 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.


    conductivity; depth of penetration; absolute coil; differential coil; fastener hole; EDM notch signal to noise; IACS; edge effect


    Current standards apply to either production inspection of wire, rod, bar or tubing, or in-service inspection of heat exchanger tubing. No existing standard addresses the use of eddy current inspection for the detection of surface defects on aircraft structure, machined parts, or other in-service structures.

    The title and scope are in draft form and are under development within this ASTM Committee.

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    Work Item Status

    Date Initiated:

    Technical Contact:
    Michael Collingwood

    Draft Under Development