ASTM E3147 - 18

    Standard Practice for Evaluating DICONDE Interoperability of Nondestructive Testing and Inspection Systems

    Active Standard ASTM E3147 | Developed by Subcommittee: E07.11

    Book of Standards Volume: 03.04


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    Significance and Use

    5.1 This practice describes the recommended procedure for NDE system manufacturers and NDE system purchasers to assess the system’s level of compliance and conformance to the DICONDE standard.

    5.2 The use cases for interconnectivity and interoperability are illustrated in Fig. 1.

    FIG. 1 Illustration of Common SCP and SCU Functions on Two Interoperating DICONDE Systems

    Illustration of Common SCP and SCU Functions on Two
 Interoperating DICONDE SystemsIllustration of Common SCP and SCU Functions on Two
 Interoperating DICONDE Systems

    1. Scope

    1.1 This practice describes procedures for evaluating DICONDE compliance of radiographic, ultrasonic and eddy current examination instruments and systems.

    1.2 This practice establishes no performance limits for examination systems; if such acceptance criteria are required, these must be specified by the using parties. Where acceptance criteria are implied herein they are for example only and are subject to more or less restrictive limits imposed by customer’s and end user’™s controlling documents.

    1.3 The specific parameters to be evaluated, conditions and frequency of test, and report data required, must also be determined by the user.

    1.4 This practice may be used for the evaluation of a complete examination system, including search unit, instrument, interconnections, scanner fixtures and connected alarm and auxiliary devices, primarily in cases where such a system is used repetitively without change or substitution. This practice is not intended to be used as a substitute for calibration or standardization of an instrument or system to inspect any given material.

    1.5 Alternate procedures, such as examples described in this practice, or others, may only be used with customer approval.

    1.6 It is expected that the customer sets the requirements for the level to which this practice be conformed, including the requirements for which functionality and DICONDE interoperability be incorporated for testing.

    1.7 Two customer types are targeted for usage: a high-level purchaser wishing to quickly assess results and a low-level systems developer wishing to understand the details about the extent of the results, as discussed in Section 5.

    1.8 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as standard. No other units of measurement are included in this standard.

    1.9 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.

    1.10 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

    E1316 Terminology for Nondestructive Examinations

    E2339 Practice for Digital Imaging and Communication in Nondestructive Evaluation (DICONDE)

    E2663 Practice for Digital Imaging and Communication in Nondestructive Evaluation (DICONDE) for Ultrasonic Test Methods

    E2699 Practice for Digital Imaging and Communication in Nondestructive Evaluation (DICONDE) for Digital Radiographic (DR) Test Methods

    E2738 Practice for Digital Imaging and Communication Nondestructive Evaluation (DICONDE) for Computed Radiography (CR) Test Methods

    E2767 Practice for Digital Imaging and Communication in Nondestructive Evaluation (DICONDE) for X-ray Computed Tomography (CT) Test Methods

    E2934 Practice for Digital Imaging and Communication in Nondestructive Evaluation (DICONDE) for Eddy Current (EC) Test Methods

    DICOM Standards

    ACR-NEMA 300-1998 Digital Imaging and Communications in Medicine

    NEMA Standards Publication PS3, Version 3 Digital Imaging and Communications in Medicine (DICOM)


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 35.040.01 (Information coding in general)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 41111800(Non destructive examination equipment)


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    DOI: 10.1520/E3147-18

    Citation Format

    ASTM E3147-18, Standard Practice for Evaluating DICONDE Interoperability of Nondestructive Testing and Inspection Systems, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2018, www.astm.org

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