Standard Historical Last Updated: Nov 03, 2021
ASTM E1079-16

Standard Practice for Calibration of Transmission Densitometers

Significance and Use

4.1 This practice provides a means for calibrating transmission densitometers used for the measurement of radiographic film density. A transmission densitometer calibrated in accordance with this practice provides the assurance that accurate density values of radiographs are obtained.


1.1 This practice2 covers the calibration of transmission densitometers used to perform radiographic film density measurements (see Note 1).

1.2 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.

Note 1: For further information on the design and use of densitometers, the following literature is suggested as additional background information: ISO 5–1:2009, ISO 5–2:2009, ISO 5–3:2009, and ISO 14807:2001.

Contact Sales
Reprints and Permissions
Reprints and copyright permissions can be requested through the
Copyright Clearance Center
Book of Standards Volume: 03.03
Developed by Subcommittee: E07.01
Pages: 2
DOI: 10.1520/E1079-16
ICS Code: 17.180.30