ASTM E433 - 71(2018)

    Standard Reference Photographs for Liquid Penetrant Inspection

    Active Standard ASTM E433 | Developed by Subcommittee: E07.03

    Book of Standards Volume: 03.03


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    1. Scope

    1.1 These reference photographs are supplied as a means of establishing types and characteristics of surface discontinuities detectable by the penetrant examination methods. They may be used as a reference for acceptance standards, specifications and drawings.

    1.2 Actual dimensions including maximum length of indications and number of indications per unit area must be specified by the users of this document. No attempt has been made to establish limits of acceptability or the metallurgical cause of a discontinuity.

    Note 1: Examples of these reference photographs are shown in Figs. 1-8.

    1.3 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

    E165 Practice for Liquid Penetrant Examination for General Industry


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 77.040.99 (Other methods of testing metals)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code


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    DOI: 10.1520/E0433-71R18

    Citation Format

    ASTM E433-71(2018), Standard Reference Photographs for Liquid Penetrant Inspection, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2018, www.astm.org

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