ASTM E1254 - 13(2018)

    Standard Guide for Storage of Radiographs and Unexposed Industrial Radiographic Films

    Active Standard ASTM E1254 | Developed by Subcommittee: E07.01

    Book of Standards Volume: 03.03


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    Significance and Use

    3.1 The provisions of this guide are intended to control the quality of industrial radiographs and unexposed films only and are not intended for controlling the acceptability of the materials or products radiographed. It is further intended that this guide be used as an adjunct to Guide E94.

    3.2 The necessity for applying specific control procedures such as those described in this guide is dependent to a certain extent, on the degree to which a user adheres to good processing and storage practices as a matter of routine procedure.

    1. Scope

    1.1 This guide may be used for the control and maintenance of industrial radiographs and unexposed films used for industrial radiography.

    1.2 The values stated in inch-pound units are to be regarded as standard. The values given in parentheses are mathematical conversions to SI units that are provided for information only and are not considered standard.

    Note 1: For information purposes, refer to Terminology E1316. The terms stated therein, however, are not specifically referenced in the text of this document.

    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, health, and environmental practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.

    1.4 This international standard was developed in accordance with internationally recognized principles on standardization established in the Decision on Principles for the Development of International Standards, Guides and Recommendations issued by the World Trade Organization Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) Committee.


    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 Using Industrial Radiographic Film

    E746 Practice for Determining Relative Image Quality Response of Industrial Radiographic Imaging Systems

    E1316 Terminology for Nondestructive Examinations

    ISO Standards

    ISO18901 Imaging MaterialsProcessed silver-gelatin type black-and-white films - Specifications for stability

    ISO18902 Imaging MaterialsProcessed photographic films, plates, and papers - Filing enclosures and storage containers

    ISO18916 Processed Photographic MaterialsPhotographic activity test for enclosure materials


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 19.100 (Non-destructive testing)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code


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    DOI: 10.1520/E1254-13R18

    Citation Format

    ASTM E1254-13(2018), Standard Guide for Storage of Radiographs and Unexposed Industrial Radiographic Films, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2018, www.astm.org

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