ASTM E1359 - 17

    Standard Guide for Auditing and Evaluating Capabilities of Nondestructive Testing Agencies

    Active Standard ASTM E1359 | Developed by Subcommittee: E07.09

    Book of Standards Volume: 03.03


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    Significance and Use

    3.1 The use of this survey form will provide the auditor with a guide for evaluating an agency.

    3.1.1 The description of the agency's facility and its organization will aid the auditor in determining if the agency has adequate capacity and capability to fulfill the contractual requirement.

    3.1.2 A review of the agency's policies and/or practices will aid the auditor in determining if the agency has adequate controls on its system.

    3.1.3 A review of the agency's records will aid the auditor in determining if the facility complies with its own written policies or practices, or both.

    3.2 The recommendations set forth in this guide are minimums and should be supplemented by the user, as necessary, to meet the specific requirements of the contract.

    3.3 The use of this survey form provides the auditor with a permanent record and includes a corrective action request.

    1. Scope

    1.1 This guide establishes areas for review and provides a survey form that can be used in auditing and determining the competence of a nondestructive testing agency.

    1.1.1 Criteria from Practices E543, E1212, and ASNT SNT-TC-1A, ANSI/ASNT CP-189, and NAS-410, were used in the preparation of this guide.

    1.2 Areas for review should include, but are not limited to, the following: description of the agency, its facilities and organization; documentation of policies or practices, or both, including a) contract review, b) equipment calibration, and c) personnel qualifications.

    1.3 The use of SI or inch-pound units, or combinations thereof, will be the responsibility of the technical committee whose standards are referred to in this standard.

    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

    E543 Specification for Agencies Performing Nondestructive Testing

    E1212 Practice for Establishing Quality Management Systems for Nondestructive Testing Agencies

    AIA Standard

    NAS-410 NAS Certification and Qualification of Nondestructive Test Personnel

    ASNT/ANSI Documents

    ANSI/ASNT CP-189 ASNT Standard for Qualification and Certification of Nondestructive Testing Personnel

    IRRSP Industrial Radiographer and Radiation Safety Program


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 03.120.20 (Product and company certification. Conformity assessment); 19.100 (Non-destructive testing)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code


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    DOI: 10.1520/E1359-17

    Citation Format

    ASTM E1359-17, Standard Guide for Auditing and Evaluating Capabilities of Nondestructive Testing Agencies, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2017, www.astm.org

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