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    ASTM F792-08

    Standard Practice for Evaluating the Imaging Performance of Security X-Ray Systems (Withdrawn 2017)

    Withdrawn Standard: ASTM F792-08 | Developed by Subcommittee: F12.60


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    Withdrawn Rationale:

    This practice applied to all X-ray based screening systems, with tunnel apertures up to 1 m wide × 1 m high, whether it is a conventional X-ray system or an explosives detection system (EDS) that provides a projection or projection/scatter image for an operator to interpret.

    Formerly under the jurisdiction of Committee F12 on Security Systems and Equipment, this practice was withdrawn in January 2017 in accordance with section 10.5.3.1 of the Regulations Governing ASTM Technical Committees, which requires that standards shall be updated by the end of the eighth year since the last approval date.

    1. Scope

    1.1 This practice applies to all X-ray based screening systems, with tunnel apertures up to 1 m wide × 1 m high, whether it is a conventional X-ray system or an explosives detection system (EDS) that provides a projection or projection/scatter image for an operator to interpret.

    1.2 This practice applies to X-ray systems used for the screening for prohibited items such as weapons, explosives, and explosive devices in baggage, packages, cargo, or mail.

    1.3 This practice establishes quantitative and qualitative methods for evaluating the systems. This practice does not establish minimum performance requirements for any particular application.

    1.4 This practice relies upon the use of a standard test object (ASTM X-ray Test Object) to determine the applicable performance levels of the systems. The specific test object is subsequently described and referred to in this document as the Test Object.

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

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



    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

    B258 Specification for Nominal Diameters and Cross-Sectional Areas of AWG Sizes of Solid Round Wires Used as Electrical Conductors

    E1025 Practice for Design, Manufacture, and Material Grouping Classification of Hole-Type Image Quality Indicators (IQI) Used for Radiology

    E1316 Terminology for Nondestructive Examinations

    E1647 Practice for Determining Contrast Sensitivity in Radiology

    F1039 Test Method for Measurement of Low Level X-Radiation Used in X-Ray Security Screening Systems

    Other Documents

    Health & Safety Regulation 1333 (United Kingdom)


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    DOI: 10.1520/F0792-08

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    ASTM F792-08, Standard Practice for Evaluating the Imaging Performance of Security X-Ray Systems (Withdrawn 2017), ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2008, www.astm.org

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