ASTM WK75882

    Revision of E3044 / E3044M - 16e1 Standard Practice for Ultrasonic Testing of Polyethylene Butt Fusion Joints

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    Active Standard: E3044 / E3044M - 16e1

    Developed by Subcommittee: E07.06 | Committee E07 | Contact Staff Manager



    WK75882


    Keywords

    phased array; polyethylene; time of flight diffraction; ultrasonic;;

    Rationale

    ASTM E3044/E3044M Standard includes two examination procedures for testing Polyethylene Butt Fusion Joints. The is another ultrasonic examination procedure that is published and being practiced by the industry but not included in this standard. The idea is to standardized this method so the industry has a procedure in place. The method is called Side Wave introduction by Chord Transducer (SWCT) and is used widely by the gas industry for steel and polyethylene butt fusion joints.

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    Work Item Status

    Date Initiated:
    02-11-2021

    Technical Contact:
    Majid Nezakat

    Status:
    Draft Under Development